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Mady, Callie; Arnott, Stephanie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
This paper presents the perspectives of youth participating in the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada's Volunteer Youth Experience (VYE) as gathered by way of pre- and post-program questionnaires, observations, interviews, and journals. The pan-Canadian questionnaire results suggest that this short, bilingual volunteer…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Official Languages, Community Involvement, Learning Motivation
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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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Kissau, Scott; Quach, Lan; Wang, Chuang – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2009
To increase male motivation to learn additional languages studies have suggested teaching males in single-sex second and foreign language classes (Carr & Pauwels, 2006; Chambers, 2005). Despite the reported benefits of this unique arrangement, a review of literature found no related research conducted in Canada or the United States. To address…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Foreign Countries, Spanish
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Aline, David; Hosoda, Yuri – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2009
This conversation analytic study reveals how learners themselves, as speakers and listeners, demonstrate their own orientation to language code and actions on a moment by moment basis during collaborative tasks in English as a foreign language classrooms. The excerpts presented in this article were drawn from 23 hours of audio- and video-recorded…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Proficiency, Discourse Analysis, Second Language Learning
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Daigle, Daniel; Armand, Francoise; Demont, Elisabeth; Gombert, Jean-Emile – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2009
This study investigated visuo-orthographic knowledge in deaf readers of French compared to age-matched hearing subjects. More specifically, we were interested in knowledge related to the legal position of double consonants and to the fact that double consonants are much more frequent than double vowels in written French. We used a word-likeness…
Descriptors: Deafness, French, Matched Groups, Comparative Analysis
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Rahimi, Mohammad; Riazi, Abdolmehdi; Saif, Shahrzad – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2008
As part of a larger study (Rahimi, 2004), this study investigates the use of language learning strategies by post-secondary level Persian EFL learners. Particular attention is paid to the variables affecting learners' choice of strategies, and the relationship, if any, between these variables and learners' patterns of strategy use. Data were…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Second Language Learning, Learning Strategies, Metacognition
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van Compernolle, Remi A. – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2008
This article explores variation in the use of the pronouns "nous" and "on" for first-person plural reference in a substantial corpus of French-language Internet chat discourse. The results indicate that "on" is nearly categorically preferred to "nous," which is in line with previous research on informal spoken French. A qualitative analysis of…
Descriptors: Computer Mediated Communication, French, Form Classes (Languages), Morphemes
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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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Arnett, Katy – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2008
As FSL teacher educators look to respond to teachers' concerns about the increasingly diverse student population in K-12 settings, empirical research may not always hold the answers--simply because there has not been much research on the topic. In an attempt to at least identify issues worthy of such empirical consideration and discussion within…
Descriptors: Grade 8, French, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness
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Kissau, Scott; Turnbull, Miles – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2008
Following an extensive and federally funded analysis of literature related to boys learning French as a second language (FSL) in Canada, the authors propose a series of research questions to guide future research related to males in FSL classrooms. To better understand the need for this research agenda, the researchers provide an overview of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, 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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