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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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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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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
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Girard, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Describes various approaches to language teaching, specifically a new "solar" approach to teaching English as a second language for adult beginners. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Audiovisual Instruction, English (Second Language)