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Dressler, Roswita; Mueller, Katherine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2022
Fostering target language use in second language classrooms is a persistent challenge for teachers. A lack of specific guidelines in curriculum documents, inexperience with a wide variety of pedagogical approaches, and the tendency to default to English have been documented as reasons behind this challenge. Strategies from the neurolinguistic…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Language Usage, 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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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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Torres, Julio – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Manipulating cognitive demands on second language (L2) tasks, along with the provision of recasts and its effects on L2 development, has motivated recent inquiry within task-based research. However, empirical evidence remains inconclusive as to the impact of task complexity, and it is unknown how it may affect heritage language (HL) development.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Spanish, Language Acquisition, Native Language
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Samuel, Carolyn – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Given the linguistically diverse instructor and student populations at Canadian universities, mutually comprehensible oral language may not be a given. Indeed, both instructors who are non-native speakers of the language of instruction (NNSLIs) and students have acknowledged oral communication challenges. Little is known, though, about how the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Oral Language
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Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Olson Beal, Heather K.; Boudreaux, Nicole – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This study examined seven Louisiana kindergarten immersion teachers' practices to evaluate students' oral target language production and compare the oral production elicited when different instructional practices were used over a single semester. Three rounds of three 20-minute observations in three different contexts--circle time, direct…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Hardison, Debra M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
Research on the effectiveness of short-term study-abroad (SA) programs for improving oral skills has shown mixed results. In this study, 24 L2 German learners (L1 English) provided pre- and post-SA speech samples addressing a hypothetical situation and completed surveys on cross-cultural interest and adaptability; L2 communication affect,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Oral Language
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Ahmadian, Mohammad Javad; Tavakoli, Mansoor – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study used quantitative analyses complemented by the retrospective data obtained through a stimulated recall procedure to address three interrelated issues: (a) whether second language learners use online planning opportunities to carefully plan their speech to enhance the quality of the language they produce, (b) what kinds of self-repair…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grammar, Accuracy, Statistical Analysis
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Gilliland, Betsy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study examines multilingual high school writers' individual talk with their teachers in two advanced English language development classes to observe how such talk shapes linguistically diverse adolescents' writing. Addressing adolescent writers' language socialization through microethnographic discourse analysis, the author argues that…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Academic Discourse, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Pr̩fontaine, Yvonne РCanadian Modern Language Review, 2013
Recent literature in second language (L2) perceived fluency has focused on English as a second language, with a primary reliance on impressions from native-speaker judges, leaving learners' self-perceptions of speech production unexplored. This study investigates the relationship between learners' and judges' perceptions of French fluency under…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, French, Second Language Learning, Adult Learning
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Foster, Pauline; Skehan, Peter – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
The concept of focus on form has been influential in second language (L2) acquisition and pedagogy. One example of the implementation of focus on form is a post-task activity (e.g., anticipation of a public performance) that can selectively orient learners toward increased levels of accuracy. The present research proposes a new operationalization…
Descriptors: Accuracy, Difficulty Level, Language Fluency, Second Language Learning
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Cunningham, D. Joseph; Vyatkina, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
This study reports on the development of a professional spoken register among learners of German as they participate in four synchronous Web conferences with German-speaking professionals. The researchers investigated the effect of interaction with expert German speakers combined with an instructional intervention focusing on pragmatic competence…
Descriptors: Interlanguage, German, Verbs, Teaching Methods
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Dewey, Dan P.; Bown, Jennifer; Eggett, Dennis – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
This study examines the self-perceived speaking proficiency development of 204 learners of Japanese who studied abroad in Japan and analyzes connections between self-reported social network development, language use, and speaking development. Learners perceived that they gained the most in areas associated with the intermediate and advanced levels…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Foreign Countries, Japanese, Social Networks
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Serrano, Raquel; Tragant, Elsa; Llanes, Angels – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
The purpose of this study is to analyze the progress of 14 Spanish-speaking learners of English during a period abroad from a longitudinal perspective. Oral and written data were collected three times during an academic year at a British university. These samples were analyzed in terms of fluency, syntactic complexity, lexical richness, and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Longitudinal Studies, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad
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Abdi, Klara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This article draws on data from an ethnographic multiple-case study on the identity, positioning, and interactions of Spanish as a heritage language (SHL) students in regular Canadian high school Spanish classes. Interview and classroom observational data are discursively analyzed to reveal the presence of a form of language ideology that equates…
Descriptors: High Schools, Ideology, Literacy, Spanish Speaking
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