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Cooke, Shelley; Faez, Farahnaz – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the self-efficacy beliefs of novice elementary French as a second language (FSL) teachers. A mixed methods approach was used to investigate self-efficacy appraisals of core French (n = 14) and French immersion (n = 13) teachers in delivering instruction in FSL programs. A questionnaire was administered that…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Language Teachers, French, Second Language Learning
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Lim, Jessica – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
The present article compares the use of the discourse marker so between English-dominant speakers and English language learners through an analysis of 20 one-on-one audio-recorded sessions with 10 English-dominant speakers and 10 English language learners. While employment of the discourse marker by both speaker groups was found to be discrepant,…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Language Usage, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Lam, Yvonne – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
This study examines how adult second language learners acquire the different meanings of the Spanish preposition "a". Cognitive linguistic models predict that spatial meanings are acquired first, as they are conceptually basic and are the source from which other meanings derive via natural cognitive mechanisms such as metaphor and…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Form Classes (Languages)
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Mady, Callie; Masson, Mimi – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
Gatekeepers' language ideologies and beliefs about language learning determine how learners experience French as a second language programs, in particular, their access to, and success and inclusion in, the French immersion (FI) program. In this article, we explore how FI principals understand language learning and the inclusion of English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Deschambault, Ryan – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
This article examines the relationship between international education and English as an additional language (EAL) education in British Columbia's public education system. Drawing on a wide range of data generated as part of a longitudinal study of high school aged fee-paying international students (FISs) in an urban school district in British…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Vandeweerd, Nathan; Keijzer, Merel – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
Formulaic language is notoriously difficult for second language learners of French to master (Edmonds, 2014; Forsberg, 2010). Yet, no study has examined formulaic language in French textbooks despite the fact that in many contexts, textbooks represent a significant proportion of the input that learners receive. The current study addresses this…
Descriptors: French, Textbooks, Phrase Structure, Word Order
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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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Arnott, Stephanie; Brogden, Lace Marie; Faez, Farahnaz; Péguret, Muriel; Piccardo, Enrica; Rehner, Katherine; Taylor, Shelley K.; Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
This article proposes a research agenda for future inquiry into the use of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in the plurilingual Canadian context. Drawing on data collected from a research forum hosted by the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers in 2014, as well as a detailed analysis of Canadian empirical studies and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Standards, Second Language Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Slavkov, Nikolay – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
This article examines some of the challenges that the notion of a (monolingual) native speaker faces in a global context of increasing awareness that bilingualism and multilingualism are the norm rather than the exception. It also discusses the distinction between two child language acquisition environments, bilingual first language acquisition…
Descriptors: School Districts, Public Schools, Bilingualism, Multilingualism
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Enkin, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
The maze task is a psycholinguistic experimental procedure that measures real-time incremental sentence processing. The task has recently been tested as a language learning tool with promising results. Therefore, the present study examines the merits of a contextualized version of this task: the story maze. The findings are consistent with…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Psycholinguistics, English, Spanish
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Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
For many decades, Francophone regions in Canada have provided language study exchanges for French as a second language (FSL) learners within their own country. At the same time, FSL students and teachers in Canada continue to orient to a native speaker standard associated with European French. This Eurocentric orientation manifested itself in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, French, Second Language Learning
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Dressler, Roswita; Dressler, Anja – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
Teens who post on the popular social networking site Facebook in their home environment often continue to do so on second language study abroad sojourns. These sojourners use Facebook to document and make sense of their experiences in the host culture and position themselves with respect to language(s) and culture(s). This study examined one…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Media, Language Usage, Study Abroad
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Santos, Denise; Silva, Gláucia – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2015
This article discusses perceptions of and performance in listening by a group of heritage and non-heritage learners of Portuguese. Our data include a survey containing background information and perceptions about listening, two listening tasks and a post-task self-report on how learners arrived at their answers. Quantitative and qualitative…
Descriptors: Portuguese, Second Language Learning, Heritage Education, Scores
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Antonova-Ünlü, Elena – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2015
Numerous studies, examining the acquisition of non-referential it in [-pro-drop] English by learners of [+pro-drop] languages, have revealed that their participants omit non-referential subjects in English if their L1 allows null-subject position. However, due to the specificity of their focus, these studies have not considered other difficulties…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Native Language, Russian
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Lappin-Fortin, Kerry – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2014
Few studies have compared the written competency of French immersion students and their core French peers, and research on these learners at a postsecondary level is even scarcer. My corpus consists of writing samples from 255 students from both backgrounds beginning a university course in French language. The writing proficiency of core French…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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