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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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Kim, Tae-Young – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This study examines the longitudinal trajectories of two Korean ESL immigrants' L2 learning motivation from an Activity Theory perspective. Two highly skilled immigrants participated in monthly semistructured interviews over a period of 10 months. The research questions are as follows: (1) How does the relationship between ESL learners and their…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Social Influences
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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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Dilans, Gatis – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This study investigates the effects of corrective feedback in the form of prompts and recasts on second language vocabulary development. The study employed pre-test/post-test/delayed post-test design. Intermediate adult ESL learners (N = 23) in a community college located in the southwestern United States were categorized into three groups:…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language)
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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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Reynard, Ruth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
This research study investigated the potential of Internet technology to provide a dynamic and autonomous language-learning environment for adult distance language learners. The study focused on five essential characteristics of dynamic language learning and observed the online study activity of the students in relation to these. Learners were…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Adult Students, Internet, Online Courses
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Haymond, Robert – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Urges the use of the direct method for the teaching of English as a second language, incorporating community action as the model for language usage. (LG)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Adult Education, Cultural Isolation, English (Second Language)
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Matthews, Irene J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Presents observations on the teaching of Russian in an evening extension course and four teaching techniques which involve variety in lesson planning, flexibility in presentation, a relaxed atmosphere and encouragement. (LG)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Extension Education, Russian, Second Language Learning
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Bergeron, Jocelyne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
The stages of development of an adult communicative course in French are outlined, including the principles used in course content selection, structural progression, and the means found for encouraging student participation. The primary influence for the course came from the Council of Europe and experience with adult students. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Descriptions
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Rivers, Wilga M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
An adult learner of Spanish presents a diary outlining the process of learning Spanish during her five-week program in South America. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Diaries, Grammar
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Anton, Maria; DiCamilla, Frederick – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
A study of native language (L1) use in the collaborative interaction of five dyads of native English-speaking adult learners of Spanish as a second language (L2) found that L1 serves a critical function in students' attempts to mutually define task elements, provide each other with scaffolding help, and externalize inner speech. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Classroom Communication, English
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Fleig-Hamm, Christiane – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
A series of classroom activities for adult beginning learners of French, designed to improve reading comprehension through newspapers and news magazines, are described. The technique focuses on development of grammar and vocabulary and makes use of photos, text, layout features, and headlines. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Current Events
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Weinrib, Alice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
An annotated bibliography lists and indexes 52 recent publications on English and French second language instruction for all levels. Both professional publications and curriculum materials are included. Items are indexed by language, type, and publisher. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Glickman, Robert J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
When laboratory facilities are insufficient, techniques can be used to help mature students develop aural/oral competency. Techniques include simultaneous large and small group repetition of specially designed readings, note-taking from recorded and live conversations for further activities, random partnering pre- and post-class, telephone…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, Dialogs (Language)
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Dos Ghali, Dominique; Tremblay, Denis – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Describes a research project based on a questionnaire designed to determine the language needs in French of English-speaking Canadian diplomats assigned overseas. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingualism, Educational Needs, Foreign Diplomats
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