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Cobb, Tom; Horst, Marlise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
The vocabulary research of the 1980s and 1990s brought a breath of fresh air into the language classroom. Teachers in many remote EFL locations had long suspected that vocabulary was their learners' main challenge, but there was little research evidence to confirm this or say what to do about it. Then, suddenly, work by Nation, Laufer, Meara,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Computational Linguistics, Grammar
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Hafner, Christoph A.; Li, David C. S.; Miller, Lindsay – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
Recently there has been considerable interest in the role of first language use in second/foreign language learning, especially where students share a common first language. However, most research has focused on in-class interaction between teachers and learners. Much less attention has been given to students' out-of-class practices, for example,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Chinese
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Kong, Stella – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This paper reports a qualitative case study of a collaborative project between an ESL researcher and a history teacher teaching in a late immersion school in Hong Kong. The project aims to help a Grade 9 class to write history essays on their own instead of copying from the textbook, which is a common phenomenon in Hong Kong schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
Although second language (L2) teachers spend a significant amount of time marking students' writing, many of them feel that their efforts do not pay off. While students want teachers to give them feedback on their writing and value teacher feedback, they might experience feelings of frustration and confusion once they receive it. What is amiss in…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Teacher Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Writing Instruction
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Kong, Stella – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article reports on a study of the pedagogies of two content-trained teachers and two language-trained teachers in their content-based second language (L2) classrooms at the middle-school level in two Chinese contexts: Hong Kong and Xi'an. The study aims to identify pedagogies that support content and language learning, referred to here as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Middle Schools
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Bremner, Stephen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1999
A study examined levels of learning strategy use in 149 Hong Kong university students of English-as-a-Second-Language, and the relationship to language proficiency, using the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning (SILL). The appropriateness of using SILL and proficiency measure in tandem to establish a clear relationship between strategy use…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Illustrates that project work can be fun, inspiring, challenging, pedagogically valuable, and practical for teachers and students. Using the project, "build a green home," designed for secondary English-as-a-Foreign-language students in Hong Kong, as an example, provides tips for making project work less daunting and more teacher- and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction