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Li, Jia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This article reports on a case study that investigates the learning preferences and strategies of Chinese students learning English as a second language (ESL) in Canadian school settings. It focuses on the interaction between second language (L2) learning methods that the students have adopted from their previous learning experience in China and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ewald, Jennifer D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
Research has found that, during speaking activities, instances of students' collaborative repair are most often lexicon-focused. Collaborative writing tasks have been credited with the potential to force students to confront broad issues, such as content and register, along with more narrow lexical and morphological choices. The present study…
Descriptors: Language Tests, Error Correction, Second Language Learning, Error Analysis (Language)
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Hardison, Debra M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
Research on the effectiveness of short-term study-abroad (SA) programs for improving oral skills has shown mixed results. In this study, 24 L2 German learners (L1 English) provided pre- and post-SA speech samples addressing a hypothetical situation and completed surveys on cross-cultural interest and adaptability; L2 communication affect,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Oral Language
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Hasselgreen, Angela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
This article concerns the contribution that feedback makes to valid classroom assessment of the writing of young learners (YLs), defined here as approximately 9-13 years old. It shows that a scale of descriptors adapted from the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (CEFR; Council of Europe, 2001) can play a central role…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response), Research Projects
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Préfontaine, Yvonne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
Recent literature in second language (L2) perceived fluency has focused on English as a second language, with a primary reliance on impressions from native-speaker judges, leaving learners' self-perceptions of speech production unexplored. This study investigates the relationship between learners' and judges' perceptions of French fluency under…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, French, Second Language Learning, Adult Learning
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Dudley, Lesley – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
For immigrants, the acquisition of language, specifically the ability to communicate effectively, is one prerequisite of full integration into the host society. For an adult immigrant second language (L2) learner in Canada, access to opportunities that may enhance communicative ability are often limited to the ESL classroom. However, while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Enrichment, Social Integration, Second Language Learning
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Lessard-Clouston, Michael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
This article describes a case study on native and non-native English-speaker (NES and NNES) students' knowledge and learning of specialized vocabulary over one academic term in a graduate school of theology. After outlining the collection of baseline data on theological vocabulary and the development of a Test of Theological Language (TTL), the…
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Philosophy, Theological Education, Vocabulary Development
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Gliksman, L.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A study demonstrated that integratively motivated secondary students in French courses volunteered more answers, gave more correct responses, and were more satisfied with participation. The teacher's behavior seemed affected by these factors. References, a list of test battery subscales used, and the Language Research Group National Test Battery…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Ethnocentrism, Foreign Countries, French