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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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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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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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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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Gunderson, Lee – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Reports results of a survey of British Columbia elementary, secondary, and adult second language reading teachers, including teachers of English as a second language. The survey focused on their procedures, practices, and instructional materials. The discussion notes their use of basal readers and oral reading by native English speakers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basal Reading, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies
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Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Reports the results of an examination of elementary, secondary, and adult materials for French and English language instruction, which sought to determine the nature of the Canadian cultural and linguistic reality expressed in these materials. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Cultural Awareness, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education