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Li, Jia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This article reports on a case study that investigates the learning preferences and strategies of Chinese students learning English as a second language (ESL) in Canadian school settings. It focuses on the interaction between second language (L2) learning methods that the students have adopted from their previous learning experience in China and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, 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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Tulloch, Shelley; Kusugak, Adriana; Chenier, Cayla; Pilakapsi, Quluaq; Uluqsi, Gloria; Walton, Fiona – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
The Miqqut project was a participatory action research project through which Inuit language and literacy learning was embedded in a traditional skills program. Community-based researchers tracked learners' progress through entrance, exit, and post-program interviews and questionnaires, as well as through participant observation. Results show that…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Transformative Learning, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Self Concept
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Petersen, Cristina; Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
The use of projects and project-based learning has recently received much attention as a way of promoting meaning-focused communication and integrating different language skills into second and foreign language classrooms. However, perspectives on the effective implementation of projects have not been fully explored. This study examines and…
Descriptors: Active Learning, Student Projects, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Davidson, Troy; Guénette, Danielle; Simard, Daphnée – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
According to Dörnyei's model of second language (L2) motivation, the motivated learner aims to incorporate the L2 into his or her self-concept, known as the ideal L2 self. This study examined the internal consistency of Dörnyei's model among ESL Francophone students in Quebec (n = 68) by means of a questionnaire. Correlations were calculated…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Item Analysis, Motivation
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Vandergrift, Larry – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
The "Diplôme d'études de langue française" (DELF) has recently gained attention in Canada for its potential as a national French second language (FSL) proficiency test. This article explores the perceptions of students, teachers, and parents in various school jurisdictions across Canada on a range of issues related to the DELF test and…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, French, Language Tests, Language Proficiency
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Edmonds, Amanda; Gudmestad, Aarnes – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
The current study sets out to investigate collocational knowledge for a set of 13 English amplifiers among native and nonnative speakers of English, by providing a partial replication of one of the projects reported on in Granger (1998). The project combines both phraseological and distributional approaches to research into formulaic language to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, French, Native Language
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Guichon, Nicolas; Cohen, Cathy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
It is intuitively felt that visual cues should enhance online communication, and this experimental study aims to test this prediction by exploring the value provided by a webcam in an online L2 pedagogical teacher-to-learner interaction. A total of 40 French undergraduate students with a B2 level in English were asked to describe in English four…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Student Relationship
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Moyer, Alene – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This study examines the significance of language use for second language (L2) accent and tests it against factors such as length of residence (LOR) and age of onset (AO). Participants include 42 non-native speakers of English and 8 native speaker controls. Read-aloud items and guided free-speaking tasks are rated on a 5-point scale. Correlation…
Descriptors: Investigations, Phonology, Native Speakers, Language Enrichment
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Dumas, Jacqueline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
Instructors in the federally funded program of Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) are responsible for teaching both the English language and citizenship values to adult immigrants. The recent legalization of same-sex marriage implies that a gay and lesbian presence is an acknowledged fact of Canadian life, with gay rights now…
Descriptors: Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries, Homosexuality, Sexual Identity
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Comanaru, Ruxandra; Noels, Kimberly A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
The motivation of 145 learners of Chinese was examined in light of self-determination theory through a questionnaire survey. The results showed that the more learners felt they were learning Chinese because it was personally meaningful and fun, the more they engaged in the learning process. This orientation was promoted to the extent that learners…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Learning Motivation, Social Psychology, Self Determination
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Mady, Callie; Arnott, Stephanie; Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This mixed-method study examines the proficiency in and perceptions of French language learning of Grade 8 students who were exposed to an instructional approach called the Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM). Six AIM classes (n = 125) and six non-AIM classes (n = 135) were observed and their students tested using a four-skills French as a second…
Descriptors: Interviews, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Tembe, Juliet; Norton, Bonny – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
The community is an important stakeholder in language education, and community views are critical for the successful implementation of new language policies. This article reports on a study on multilingual language policies conducted in two primary schools in two communities in eastern Uganda, one rural and one urban, from 2005 through 2006. The…
Descriptors: African Languages, Language Planning, Multilingualism, Elementary Schools
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Rolin-Ianziti, Jeanne; Varshney, Rachel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
The present study investigates the functions that language learners attribute to the first language (L1) within a teaching context that maximizes the target language (TL). Beginners of French in an Australian university (N = 52) completed a questionnaire consisting of 21 closed questions on their views on L1/TL use and two open questions on the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Anxiety
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Colby-Kelly, Christian; Turner, Carolyn E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
Recent trends in classroom evaluation seek innovative formative assessment intended to benefit learning, called assessment for learning (AFL), largely unresearched in the second language (L2) classroom (Rea-Dickins, 2004). This paper calls for taking L2 testing research to the next level, investigating the "usefulness" (Bachman & Palmer, 1996;…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, English for Academic Purposes, Teaching Methods
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