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Early, Margaret; Kendrick, Maureen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Across curricular terrains in education in North America, the use of the term "inquiry" has become more prevalent than ever. This radical turn from traditional content curriculum toward inquiry-based approaches to teaching raises issues about the promise and potential challenges of contemporary curriculum in K-12 L2 settings. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, English Language Learners, Inquiry
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Han, Yeji; Segalowitz, Norman; Khalil, Laura; Kehayia, Eva; Turner, Carolyn; Gatbonton, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This study examined whether discourse-marker use changes in nurse-patient interactions as a function of nurses using their first (L1) or second (L2) language. Discourse markers were analyzed as turn-maintenance markers that indicate acknowledgement and discourse-shift markers that signal shifts of a topic or speaker in the conversation. These two…
Descriptors: Nurses, Patients, Interaction, Language Usage
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Jang, In Chull – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Study-abroad programs tend to assume that their destinations are culturally and linguistically homogenous. However, Western English-speaking destinations, particularly metropolitan cities, have become increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse. Considering such sociolinguistic changes in these destinations, this research examines how…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Study Abroad, Metropolitan Areas, Cultural Pluralism
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Carver, Julie; Kim, YouJin – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
The majority of task repetition studies have focused on learners' oral production, but whether task repetition can promote learning in other skill areas such as writing remains to be seen. The current study compared the effect of procedural and content repetition on French learners' accurate production of the passé composé during collaborative…
Descriptors: Morphemes, Grammar, French, Repetition
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Grey, Sarah; Jackson, Carrie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Linguistic self-confidence is an underlying factor in L2 motivation and positive L2 learning outcomes. However, few studies have investigated its hypothesized relationship to objective L2 learning outcomes or the relationship between self-confidence and cognitive and affective individual differences that influence L2 learning. In this study,…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning, Affective Behavior, Accuracy
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Simard, Daphnée; Molokopeeva, Tatiana; Zhang, Yan Qing – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
The role played by working memory (WM), that is, the capacity to temporarily maintain and cognitively process information, has been extensively studied in second language (L2) research. In a general sense, WM has been shown to be related to various aspects of L2 learning and use; however, little information is available regarding its relationship…
Descriptors: Mandarin Chinese, Native Language, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Blondeau, Hélène; Lemée, Isabelle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This study focuses on L2 French spoken in two different Laurentian settings in Canada: L2 French spoken by anglophones who have developed bilingual community practices in Montreal, where French is the majority language; and L2 French spoken by anglophones who have learned French in a formal context in Ontario, where French is a minority language.…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries
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Douglas, Scott Roy; Doe, Christine; Cheng, Liying – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
From the perspective of newcomers to Canada, using English as an additional language (EAL), this study explores how newcomers' interlocutors might impede workplace communication. Six participants speaking EAL and with a variety of language backgrounds shared their workplace experiences. Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Strachan, Lauren; Trofimovich, Pavel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Previous research has shown that English regular past-tense forms are difficult to perceive, yet perception studies to date have used experimentally manipulated input, and none has investigated how contextual cues, beyond temporal adverbials, affect the perception of the regular past. This study investigated whether second language (L2) learners…
Descriptors: Grammar, English, Native Speakers, English (Second Language)
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Garcia Cortés, Olga Mireya; Parks, Susan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This study explores the code-switching practices of five core ESL teachers from the elementary grades in Quebec francophone schools. Through a fine-grained emic analysis of the teachers' reasons for code-switching, the study illuminates how they variously used French as a resource to fulfil their institutional roles as teachers. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Rocafort, Míriam Cabré – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This study utilizes multimodal narrative reflection to examine pre-service teachers' beliefs regarding language education. Building awareness of beliefs acquired by reflective practices is fundamental to the improvement of teacher education because reinterpretation of beliefs allows for the consideration of new frames of reference for language…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Beliefs, Second Language Learning, Reflective Teaching
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Slavkov, Nikolay; Séror, Jérémie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This article capitalizes on the notion of linguistic risk-taking by focusing on a new pedagogical initiative at the University of Ottawa, an institution where courses, programs, and services in both English and French are available. In this bilingual context, we define linguistic risks as authentic communicative acts in learners' second official…
Descriptors: Risk, Universities, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Rolin-Ianziti, Jeanne Claire; Ord, Carl – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This study expands on previous research in concept-based instruction (CBI) by investigating the use of the grammatical concept of aspect as a tool to mediate decision making during tasks. Specifically, this article reports the findings of a longitudinal case study that examines one student's explanations for his choice of French past tense…
Descriptors: College Students, Advanced Students, Concept Formation, Teaching Methods
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Nematizadeh, Shahin; Wood, David – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Research investigating L2 (second language) willingness to communicate (WTC) has gained ground in the past two decades. Added to that is the emergence of complex dynamic systems theory (CDST) with a focus on the phenomenon of change, the implications of which for WTC research have opened up new avenues to enhance our conceptualization of the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Language Fluency, Guidelines
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Leonard, Karen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
In the L2 fluency literature there is considerable debate over how best to operationally define pauses and how different pause measures relate to L2 proficiency. This creates a challenge for researchers interested in L2 fluency, and particularly those who are working with groups that vary in L2 proficiency. This article addresses these issues by…
Descriptors: Language Fluency, Language Research, Second Language Learning, Spanish
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