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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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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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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