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Petersen, Cristina; Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
The use of projects and project-based learning has recently received much attention as a way of promoting meaning-focused communication and integrating different language skills into second and foreign language classrooms. However, perspectives on the effective implementation of projects have not been fully explored. This study examines and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella; Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
In recent years the study of second language (L2) vocabulary learning through reading has attracted much attention in the field of L2 acquisition. A specific area that has received wide interest is the examination of the processes involved in deriving word meanings from context. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Inferences, Correlation
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Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
In recent years, researchers have become increasingly interested in the notion of spontaneous focus on form (FonF) (i.e., attention to linguistic forms that arise incidentally during meaningful communication). Previous research has indicated that such FonF is beneficial for L2 learning. However, this research has focused mainly on reactive FonF,…
Descriptors: Interaction, Scores, English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This study examines the relationship between ESL learners' depth of vocabulary knowledge, their lexical inferencing strategy use, and their success in deriving word meaning from context. Participants read a passage containing 10 unknown words and attempted to derive the meanings of the unknown words from context. Introspective think-aloud…
Descriptors: Semantics, Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Inferences
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Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1999
Discusses the need to incorporate form-focused activities into second-language communication instruction, and suggests pedagogical strategies for doing so. Provides examples of tasks that may help realize this goal. Examines relevant empirical evidence on the effectiveness of such tasks. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Grammar
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Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2000
Responds to comments made by Ronald Sheen about an earlier article titled, "Towards Integrating Forum-Focused Instruction and Communicative Interaction in the Second Language Classroom." (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Grammar, Second Language Instruction