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Derwing, Tracey M.; Thomson, Ronald I. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Tracey Derwing and Ron Thomson reflect on the growth of Canadian L2 pronunciation research from the early 1990s onward. Although many phoneticians and language educators called for pronunciation instruction (PI) for decades, in the early 1980s little empirical research existed to inform pronunciation pedagogy, despite an influx of Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rossiter, Marian J.; Derwing, Tracey M.; Manimtim, Linda G.; Thomson, Ron I. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
In this paper, we argue that current instructional ESL resources must be supplemented to facilitate the effective development of learners' oral fluency. We summarize some of the pertinent literature on L2 fluency and report the results of a survey of fluency activities (free production, rehearsal/repetition, consciousness-raising, and use of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Resource Materials, Second Language Learning, Textbooks
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Louw, Kerry J.; Derwing, Tracey M.; Abbott, Marilyn L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This article reports on a pedagogical tool developed to facilitate effective inter-cultural communication in the workplace. We created pre- and post-instruction videos of a native speaker (NS) and non-native speakers (NNSs) in simulated job interviews. Initial interviews were examined for pragmatic difficulties, and one of the researchers also…
Descriptors: Video Technology, Employment Interviews, Native Speakers, Pragmatics
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Derwing, Tracey M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Examines adult immigrants' perceptions of their own pronunciation problems and the consequences of speaking with a foreign accent. Interviews were conducted with 100 intermediate proficiency English-as-a-Second-Language students. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Adults, English (Second Language), Immigrants, Interviews
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Derwing, Tracey M.; DeCorby, Emilie; Ichikawa, Julie; Jamieson, Kama – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1999
A study examined academic achievement and persistence of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) high school students in one urban Alberta (Canada) school district for 1991 to 1996, including analysis of student records and interviews with former students and ESL and mainstream teachers. Results indicate 46% of ESL students did not complete studies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Dropout Rate, English (Second Language)