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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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Bourgoin, Renée – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study explored the predictive effects of within- and cross-language early literacy indicators with regard to second language (L2) reading achievement in a Grade 3 entry-point French immersion (FI) program. Kindergarten students (N = 83) in a regular English program were administered English early literacy measures. Three years later, once…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Immersion Programs, Alphabets
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Préfontaine, Yvonne – Canadian 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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Edstrom, Anne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
There is considerable variation in the implementation of role-play activities in second language (L2)/foreign language (FL) classroom settings, and little information is available about how students actually manage them, particularly with regards to overcoming their L2 deficits. This study examines the preparation of role-plays by university…
Descriptors: Role Playing, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Students
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Kristmanson, Paula; Lafargue, Chantal; Culligan, Karla – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
This article focuses on the experiences of Grade 12 students using a language portfolio based on the principles and guidelines of the European Language Portfolio (ELP) in their second language classes in a large urban high school. As part of a larger action-research project, focus group interviews were conducted to gather data related to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grade 12
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Figueras, Neus; Kaftandjieva, Felianka; Takala, Sauli – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
The article addresses some problems and options in setting standards on language tests and examinations. More specifically, it reports on a set of three workshops conducted in the European context where standard setting in language education typically concerns linking tests and examinations to the Council of Europe's "Common European…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Tests, Cutting Scores, Academic Standards
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Hasselgreen, Angela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
This article concerns the contribution that feedback makes to valid classroom assessment of the writing of young learners (YLs), defined here as approximately 9-13 years old. It shows that a scale of descriptors adapted from the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (CEFR; Council of Europe, 2001) can play a central role…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response), Research Projects
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Kusseling, Françoise; Lonsdale, Deryle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
The French CEFR vocabulary profiles as presented in the "Référentiels"--while a valuable resource for a wide range of applications focused on lexical content--result from introspection, intuition-based judgements, and unquantifiable experience. The result is a specification of vocabulary that has been largely untested from a…
Descriptors: French, Vocabulary, Language Proficiency, Comparative Analysis
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Marshall, Steve; Hayashi, Hisako; Yeung, Paul – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
This article poses the following research question: How do multilingual students in higher education negotiate the "multi" in their multilingualism and multiliteracies? The article presents data from a qualitative study conducted with eight multilingual undergraduate university students in which the participants describe their complex…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition), Multilingualism, Foreign Countries
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Hu, Hsueh-chao Marcella; Nassaji, Hossein – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
In recent years the study of second language (L2) vocabulary learning through reading has attracted much attention in the field of L2 acquisition. A specific area that has received wide interest is the examination of the processes involved in deriving word meanings from context. The purpose of the present study was to examine the relationships…
Descriptors: Protocol Analysis, Vocabulary Development, Inferences, Correlation
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Swanson, Peter – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
There is a shortage of second/foreign language (S/FL) teachers in many parts of the world and the attrition rates are startling. The present study, grounded in social cognitive theory, investigates Canadian and US teachers' (N = 1065) sense of efficacy in teaching languages as it relates to teacher attrition. Findings indicate that S/FL teachers…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning
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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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Prasad, Gail – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
Four out of five immigrants to Canada speak a language other than English or French as a first language. Immigration is increasingly transforming francophone minority communities. Allophone children acquire minority status on multiple levels within French-language schools, where they can become both a linguistic minority and a cultural minority…
Descriptors: Language Minorities, Official Languages, Cultural Pluralism, Foreign Countries
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