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Gutiérrez, Xavier – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
The usefulness of explicit knowledge of the second language is a matter of controversy in the field of second language acquisition. In this regard, it has been argued that explicit representations might be useful for some structures but not for others (R. Ellis, 2006; Roehr & Gánem-Gutiérrez, 2009). The goal of this study was to examine…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Spanish, Verbs
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Keilty, Megan; Harrison, Gina L. – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2015
Error analyses using a multidimensional measure were conducted on the misspellings of Kindergarten children speaking English as a first (EL1) and English as a second language (ESL) in order to detect any differences in early spelling ability between language groups. Oral vocabulary, syntactic knowledge, phonological processing, letter/word…
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Spelling, Kindergarten, English (Second Language)
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Howard, Martin – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2008
This paper presents a quantitative analysis of the variable use of the subjunctive which constitutes a notable "fragile zone" in the spoken French of advanced L2 learners. A comparative approach is adopted to consider the relative impact of naturalistic and instructed L2 exposure in the case of our learner-participants who were Irish university…
Descriptors: Oral Language, French, Study Abroad, Morphology (Languages)
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Netten, Joan; Germain, Claude – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2005
Through research and classroom observation undertaken while conceptualizing and implementing the Intensive French program in Canada, many new insights were gained into the development of communication skills in a classroom situation. Five lessons learned about the development of spontaneous oral communication are presented in this article: the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Observation, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
Thomas, Alain – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 2001
Discusses part of a large-scale survey on the oral performance of advanced French-as-a-second-language students, as represented by recorded speech. Although schwa rarely leads to semantic confusions, its analysis in word-median or monosyllabic contexts shows interesting phonostylistic variations. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, French, Language Styles, Oral Language
Vandergrift, Laurens – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1998
Presents comparative think-aloud protocols of beginning level language learners listening to an oral test. Argues that successful listeners use more metacognitive strategies and use these strategies to interact at a deeper level with a text to construct meaning. Outlines an instructional model for developing metastrategic awareness. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Language Tests, Learning Strategies, Listening Comprehension, Metacognition
Ducharme, Daphne A.; Wesche, Marjorie B.; Bourdages, Johanne S. – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1998
Examines the effect of the use of French as a second language on the performance of subjects in receptive skills (listening and reading comprehension) and productive skills (speaking and writing). Results establish a link between the use of the language after learning has occurred and the difference between pre- and post-test measures. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: French, Language Skills, Language Usage, Listening Comprehension
Black, Catherine – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1998
Describes the retrieving and transposing of utterances from plays that were staged in the context of a French course using drama techniques. Results show consistency even though the number of retrieved and transposed utterances varied between the subjects from one task to the other. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Drama, French, Oral Language