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Fischer, Brett; Viens, Danielle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2023
As the popularity of short-term teacher-facilitated language study abroad (SA) programs grows, it is becoming increasingly important to understand how classroom language-teaching methods can best be adapted to meet learners' overseas needs. However, adapting one's methods places high cognitive demands on teachers who may already be overburdened…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, College Second Language Programs, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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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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Aslan, Erhan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
The impact of native (NS) and non-native speaker (NNS) identities on second or foreign language teachers' cognition and practices in the classroom has mainly been investigated in ESL/EFL contexts. Using complexity theory as a framework, this case study attempts to fill the gap in the literature by presenting a foreign language teacher in the…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French
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Rothwell, Julia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
This article explores one teacher/researcher's development of a drama-language unit and the learners' responses to it. The work is underpinned by a model of intercultural language learning which also acknowledges the pluricultural and plurilingual contexts in which foreign languages are taught in Australia. As part of a…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, Guidelines, Teaching Methods, Units of Study
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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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O'Brien, Mary Grantham; Levy, Richard M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
This paper presents the results of a study on the use of a virtual reality (VR) world in a German language classroom. After participating in a lesson on the use of commands, students experienced the language and culture through navigation in a VR world. It is argued that this new medium allows for students to be immersed in the target culture and…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, German, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Belz, Julie; Vyatkina, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2005
This article reports on a corpus-based, developmental pedagogical intervention for the teaching of German modal particles (MPs) in which learners examined their own emerging MP use as well as that of their native-speaking keypals in the context of electronically mediated, project-based collaboration. Individual learner development was traced…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, German, Second Language Instruction, Computational Linguistics
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Chatlain, Harvey; Sotiriadis, Caterina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Describes educational games for teaching French as a second language (with one game to teach German). These include: "Comiques," for grades 7-12; "Battleship," for grades 7-8; "Scrabble au tableau," for grades 7-9""Baseball a l'interieur,""Phrase," for grades 7-12""Food-Enjoyment!" for grade 8; "Mon Nombre Secret;" and "Hallowe'en Activity." (SED)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, French, German
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Nuessel, Frank – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
A systematic approach for introducing new teaching techniques into the second language classroom is suggested, an exemplary form for recording information on specific techniques is presented, and 10 concrete proposals for implementing innovative techniques are offered, with examples from 4 languages. (55 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Enrichment Activities, French, German