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Noreillie, Ann-Sophie; Desmet, Piet; Peters, Elke – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
The present study aims to explore both native and non-native French speakers' spoken output in two dialogic speaking tasks. More specifically, the aim of this study was threefold. First, the researchers focused on the relationship between L2 learners' receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge and their vocabulary use in two dialogic speaking…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, French, Vocabulary, Speech Communication
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Carver, Julie; Kim, YouJin – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
The majority of task repetition studies have focused on learners' oral production, but whether task repetition can promote learning in other skill areas such as writing remains to be seen. The current study compared the effect of procedural and content repetition on French learners' accurate production of the passé composé during collaborative…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Grammar, French, Repetition
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Séror, Jérémie; Gentil, Guillaume – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Drawing on the notion of biliteracy as the "the conjunction of literacy and bilingualism," this article reports on multiple ongoing case studies of multilingual university students developing academic literacies simultaneously in French and English. Interview data and textual and video records of students' writing practices were used to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Literacy, Language Minorities
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Derwing, Tracey M.; Thomson, Ronald I. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Tracey Derwing and Ron Thomson reflect on the growth of Canadian L2 pronunciation research from the early 1990s onward. Although many phoneticians and language educators called for pronunciation instruction (PI) for decades, in the early 1980s little empirical research existed to inform pronunciation pedagogy, despite an influx of Vietnamese…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Rolin-Ianziti, Jeanne Claire; Ord, Carl – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This study expands on previous research in concept-based instruction (CBI) by investigating the use of the grammatical concept of aspect as a tool to mediate decision making during tasks. Specifically, this article reports the findings of a longitudinal case study that examines one student's explanations for his choice of French past tense…
Descriptors: College Students, Advanced Students, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
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Olsen, Max – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Second language (L2) learning is widely acknowledged as complex due to variables such as learner, context, and target language. Such variables are particularly relevant to the learning of immigrant or indigenous languages in countries such as Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. The motivational roles of such variables are considered…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Foreign Countries
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Bontogon, Megan; Arppe, Antti; Antonsen, Lene; Thunder, Dorothy; Lachler, Jordan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Intelligent computer assisted language learning (ICALL) applications for Indigenous languages are a relatively new avenue for computer assisted language learning (CALL). CALL allows language learners to practise a wide range of grammatical exercises and receive feedback on their answers outside of class time. ICALL is essential for dynamically…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Hanzawa, Keiko – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This longitudinal study examined whether and to what extent the production of voice onset time (VOT) for /p/, /t/, and /k/ in English was improved in second language (L2) learners by enrolment in a content-based instruction (CBI) program at a Japanese university. Measures of VOTs were elicited at the beginning, middle, and end of the academic year…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Instruction
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Müller, Mareike – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This article explores the interplay between learners' linguistic and personal objectives as well as evaluations of their achievements in study-abroad contexts, an area that has thus far remained widely unexplored given the prevalence of product-oriented, outcomes-based research. The study draws on the case of one Canadian student of German who…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, German, Second Language Learning, College Students
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McCrocklin, Shannon; Link, Stephanie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
Because many theorists propose a connection between accent and identity, some theorists have justifiably been concerned about the ethical ramifications of L2 pronunciation teaching. However, English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students often state a desire to sound like native speakers. With little research into ESL students' perceptions of links…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Pronunciation
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Payant, Caroline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
Due to the growing number of plurilingual learners in the world today (Hammarberg, 2010), the present multiple case study examines four plurilingual participants' beliefs toward first language (L1) and second language (L2) mediation in the acquisition of French as a third language (L3). During a 16-week classroom-based study in a French university…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Second Language Learning, Spanish, English (Second Language)
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Jian, Hua-Li – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
The ability of Mandarin learners to express emotion in Mandarin has received little attention. This study examines how English L1 users express emotions in Mandarin and how this expression differs from that of Mandarin L1 users. Scenarios were adopted to elicit joy, anger, sadness, fear, and neutrality. Both groups articulated anger, joy, and fear…
Descriptors: English, Native Speakers, Mandarin Chinese, Psychological Patterns
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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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Despagne, Colette – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
This critical ethnographic case study draws on Indigenous and minority students' process of learning English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Mexico. The study specifically focuses on students who enrolled in a program called "A Wager with the Future." The aim of the study is to identify and understand contributing factors in these…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Mexicans, English (Second Language), Power Structure
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Hafner, Christoph A.; Li, David C. S.; Miller, Lindsay – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
Recently there has been considerable interest in the role of first language use in second/foreign language learning, especially where students share a common first language. However, most research has focused on in-class interaction between teachers and learners. Much less attention has been given to students' out-of-class practices, for example,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Chinese
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