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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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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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Nadasdi, Terry; Vickerman, Alison – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
Our study examines the extent to which French immersion students use lax /?/ in the same linguistic context as native speakers of Canadian French. Our results show that the lax variant is vanishingly rare in the speech of immersion students and is used by only a small minority of individuals. This is interpreted as a limitation of French immersion…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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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Valeo, Antonella – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2013
This comparative, classroom-based study investigated the effect and effectiveness of introducing a focus on form approach to a content-based, occupation-specific language program for adults. Thirty-six adults in two classes participated in a 10-week study. One group of 16 adults received content-based instruction that included a focus on form…
Descriptors: Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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Faez, Farahnaz; Majhanovich, Suzanne; Taylor, Shelley; Smith, Maureen; Crowley, Kelly – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
This article reports on French as a second language (FSL) teachers' perceptions of using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)-informed instruction (action-oriented instruction focusing on language use) in FSL classrooms in Ontario. In particular, this paper focuses on teachers' perspectives of the strengths and challenges of providing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Focus Groups, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries
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Lamb, Terry Eric – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
Recent research in the fields of motivation and learner autonomy in language learning has begun to explore their relationships to the construct of identity. This article builds on this through the voices of a group of six learners of French or German in a secondary school in England, over a two-year period. These young learners initially reveal a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries
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Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
In July 2009, a group of over 80 FSL teachers from British Columbia (BC) participated in a two-week sojourn at the "Centre d'Approches vivantes des Langues et des Medias" (CAVILAM) in Vichy, France, as part of an initiative to address the critical shortage of qualified French language teachers in the province. After almost four decades…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, French, Professional Development
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Amrhein, Hannah R.; Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
A growing body of research has examined the effectiveness of written corrective feedback (WCF) for L2 writing. An area that has attracted considerable attention recently is how students and teachers perceive the usefulness of WCF. Most research in this area, however, has focused on students' perspectives, while many fewer studies comparing…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning, Error Correction, Teacher Student Relationship
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Haggan, Madeline – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
Since text messaging is a widely popular method of communication among young people, the paper tries to investigate whether it might have some practical application in the EFL classroom. Kuwaiti EFL students asked to render a mixture of text messages written by their peers and native English speakers into Standard English produced a large number…
Descriptors: Standard Spoken Usage, English (Second Language), Telecommunications, Pragmatics
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O'Bryan, Anne; Hegelheimer, Volker – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2009
Although research in the area of listening processes and strategies is increasing, it still remains the least understood and least researched of the four skills (Vandergrift, 2007). Based on research in listening comprehension, task design and strategies, this article uses a mixed methods approach to shed light on the development of four…
Descriptors: Listening Comprehension, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies
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Wood, David – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2009
While knowledge of what constitutes fluent speech has developed over the past several decades, it is still unclear how language teachers can facilitate its acquisition by second language learners. Fluency is generally accepted as being a function of temporal variables of speech such as rate of speaking and the number of words or syllables uttered…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Second Language Learning, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Lapkin, Sharon; Mady, Callie; Arnott, Stephanie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2009
This article reviews the research literature on core French in three main areas: student diversity, delivery models for the core French program, and instructional approaches. These topics are put into context through a discussion of studies on community attitudes to French as a second language (FSL), dissatisfaction with core French outcomes and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Community Attitudes, Student Diversity, French
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Martinez-Flor, Alicia; Soler, Eva Alcon – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2007
The role of instruction to develop learners' pragmatic competence in both second and foreign language contexts has recently motivated a great deal of research. However, most of this research has adopted an explicit instructional approach with only a few studies attempting to operationalise a more implicit condition for pragmatic learning. In order…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Second Language Learning, Linguistic Input, Test Construction
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