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Couture-Matte, Robin – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2022
The present study explored negotiated interaction with Grade 6 students (age 11-12) engaged in communicative tasks supported by Club Penguin Island, a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). Unlike previous studies on digital games, the present study assessed the use of Club Penguin Island during face-to-face interaction.…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Grade 6, Grammar, Second Language Learning
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Weber, Joanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2022
Arts-based data from a theatre play, "Apple Time," are explored in order to disrupt binarized diversity discourses dominating deaf education in a diasporic community located in a small city in Saskatchewan. Deaf education is demarcated by two camps of professionals: those who promote the development of spoken English through the use of…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Theater Arts, Deafness, Teaching Methods
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Qurbi, Essa Ali – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2022
This study investigated second language learners' processing of ambiguous words (e.g., "bank": [1] a financial institution, [2] an edge of a river/lake) and whether these learners are able to activate the secondary meaning as quickly as they do with the dominant meaning. English L2 and L1 participants used a window paradigm to perform a…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, Ambiguity (Semantics), Language Processing
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Cook, William Robert Amilan; Luke, Jonathan; Valeo, Antonella; Barkaoui, Khaled – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Assessment practices occupy a significant portion of ESL teachers' time and have a considerable impact on students' engagement and learning. These practices are in turn strongly influenced by teachers' conceptions of L2 writing and the policy contexts in which they work. While several studies have examined ESL teachers' classroom assessment…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Educational Policy
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Karas, Michael; Faez, Farahnaz – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This study investigates the impact of self-reported level of English language proficiency, Language Teacher Education (LTE) qualifications, linguistic identity (e.g., non-native English speakers), and teaching experience on English language teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Drawing on data from English language teachers in Ontario, a newly formed…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Arellano-Soto, German; Parks, Susan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This study reports on how the affordances of the WebEx platform were used as multimodality resources during the negotiation of meaning by participants engaged in an English/Spanish eTandem video-conferencing exchange. The exchange involved five dyads of university students with an intermediate level of language proficiency. A total of seven tasks…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Spanish, Second Language Learning, College Students
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Barkaoui, Khaled – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Although audience plays an important role in all models of writing, there has been little research on how second language (L2) writers conceptualize and address their audience during the writing process. This study starts to address this research gap by examining when and how L2 learners consider their audience while writing in L2, as well as the…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Ravindran, Aisha; Ilieva, Roumiana – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
The focus in this article is on international students at Canadian universities seeking graduate-level academic credentials in the teaching of English, and the pedagogies they produce within the relational contexts that they navigate. This article is animated with the material-discursive, human, and non-human assemblages and intensities that…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Tjandra, Christina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This case study investigated newcomer English language learner (ELL) children's perspectives on, and interpretations of, their linguistic landscape (LL), as well as the influence of LL-based activities on their language awareness and learning, identity negotiation, and sense of belonging. With the children as co-researchers, creative-driven…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Identification (Psychology)
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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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Payant, Caroline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Second language (L2) writing researchers have demonstrated that bilingual writers draw on their native language to fulfill task requirements. A growing number of individuals are learning a language beyond their second, and, despite an increased interest in third/additional language (L3/Ln) development, few empirical studies have considered writing…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Man Chu Lau, Sunny; Brosseau, Marie-Claude; Maegerlein, Elisabeth; LeRisbé, Michèle; Blandford, Melissa – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This article describes a collaborative research project with four Quebec college teachers offering French and ESL classes designed to support immigrant students' bilingual learning. Using action research, a professional learning community was created that allowed the researcher and teacher participants, through cycles of planning, action, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Integration, French, English (Second Language)
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Trahey, Martha; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
English language learners (ELLs), especially those outside major cities in North America, are integrated into mainstream classrooms, often without targeted language support. Form-focused instruction (FFI) is an approach to language instruction in which learner attention is focused on language form during meaning-based activities. Although FFI has…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mainstreaming, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Early, Margaret; Kendrick, Maureen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Across curricular terrains in education in North America, the use of the term "inquiry" has become more prevalent than ever. This radical turn from traditional content curriculum toward inquiry-based approaches to teaching raises issues about the promise and potential challenges of contemporary curriculum in K-12 L2 settings. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, English Language Learners, Inquiry
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Jang, In Chull – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Study-abroad programs tend to assume that their destinations are culturally and linguistically homogenous. However, Western English-speaking destinations, particularly metropolitan cities, have become increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse. Considering such sociolinguistic changes in these destinations, this research examines how…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Study Abroad, Metropolitan Areas, Cultural Pluralism
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