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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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Marshall, Steve; Lee, Ena – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Roberge defines the 1.5 Generation as "those who immigrate as young children and have life experiences that span two or more countries, cultures and languages" (2009, p. 4). In US and Canadian higher education, the term has gained considerable recognition, with the scope of the term broadening among some educators to include…
Descriptors: Asians, Immigrants, Ethnic Groups, Surveys
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Kim, Tae-Young – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This study examines the longitudinal trajectories of two Korean ESL immigrants' L2 learning motivation from an Activity Theory perspective. Two highly skilled immigrants participated in monthly semistructured interviews over a period of 10 months. The research questions are as follows: (1) How does the relationship between ESL learners and their…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Immigrants, English (Second Language), Social Influences
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Kissau, Scott – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
There is concern among second language educators in Canada that male students are losing interest in studying French as a second language (FSL). In response, in the fall of 2003, a study was conducted to investigate gender differences in second language (L2) motivation among Grade 9 core French students. Building upon the traditional model of L2…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Learning Motivation, Gender Differences
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Laflamme, Simon; Berger, Jacques – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
A study found native French-speaking and native English-speaking university students had similar writing skill levels and error patterns despite their position as language-minority or language-majority members of society. It is concluded that language competency is not necessarily linked to language difficulty or to the position of the language.…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, English, Error Patterns
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Cohen, Avraham – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A study investigated the ability of socially handicapped Israeli students to determine a word's meaning from its linguistic context. The results and their implications for second language instruction are examined in light of current theories of context. (MSE)
Descriptors: Context Clues, Cultural Context, Decoding (Reading), Descriptive Linguistics