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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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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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Douglas, Scott Roy; Doe, Christine; Cheng, Liying – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
From the perspective of newcomers to Canada, using English as an additional language (EAL), this study explores how newcomers' interlocutors might impede workplace communication. Six participants speaking EAL and with a variety of language backgrounds shared their workplace experiences. Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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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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Cobb, Tom; Horst, Marlise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
The vocabulary research of the 1980s and 1990s brought a breath of fresh air into the language classroom. Teachers in many remote EFL locations had long suspected that vocabulary was their learners' main challenge, but there was little research evidence to confirm this or say what to do about it. Then, suddenly, work by Nation, Laufer, Meara,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocabulary Development, Computational Linguistics, Grammar
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Duff, Patricia; Zappa-Hollman, Sandra; Surtees, Victoria – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Research on first language, second language, and multilingual socialization has flourished over the past three decades in many formal and informal educational contexts around the world. One relatively recent site for such research, particularly for multilingual students learning English as an additional language, is post-secondary institutions…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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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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Deng, Jun; Ranta, Leila – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This article presents an investigation of L2 pragmatic development by a group of 19 Chinese EFL teachers who participated in a five-month program in Canada (SA group). A written discourse-completion task (WDCT) was administered to assess participants' pragmatic knowledge of how to make requests in English. They also completed a paper-based…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Study Abroad, Language Teachers, English (Second Language)
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Slavkov, Nikolay; Séror, Jérémie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This article capitalizes on the notion of linguistic risk-taking by focusing on a new pedagogical initiative at the University of Ottawa, an institution where courses, programs, and services in both English and French are available. In this bilingual context, we define linguistic risks as authentic communicative acts in learners' second official…
Descriptors: Risk, Universities, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Strachan, Lauren; Trofimovich, Pavel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Previous research has shown that English regular past-tense forms are difficult to perceive, yet perception studies to date have used experimentally manipulated input, and none has investigated how contextual cues, beyond temporal adverbials, affect the perception of the regular past. This study investigated whether second language (L2) learners…
Descriptors: Grammar, English, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Garcia Cortés, Olga Mireya; Parks, Susan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This study explores the code-switching practices of five core ESL teachers from the elementary grades in Quebec francophone schools. Through a fine-grained emic analysis of the teachers' reasons for code-switching, the study illuminates how they variously used French as a resource to fulfil their institutional roles as teachers. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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