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Rukholm, Vanessa Natale; Helms-Park, Rena; Odgaard, Eric C.; Smyth, Ron – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
The effects of song and elaboration were assessed on the acquisition and retention of lexical items by beginner learners of Italian. Lexical acquisition investigated through an incidental learning experiment based on the premise that growth in L2 vocabulary can be facilitated by subvocal rehearsal and elaborate processing of lexical items.…
Descriptors: Singing, Italian, Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development
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Dressler, Roswita – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Bilingual language education in Canada comprises Bilingual Programs in minority languages and programs in official languages (e.g., French immersion). However, pedagogy in Bilingual Programs has not been studied to the same depth as it has been in French Immersion, so little is known about the teaching practices within them. Immersion pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities
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Bouhlal, Fatma; Horst, Marlise; Martini, Juliane – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This study investigates modality in textbooks designed for learners of English by exploring the frequency and distribution of modal verbs in two corpora--one of authentic native-speaker language and a pedagogical one used by francophone learners of English in Quebec--with a view to identifying areas where added support for learning may be…
Descriptors: Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, English Language Learners, Verbs
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Olsen, Max – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Second language (L2) learning is widely acknowledged as complex due to variables such as learner, context, and target language. Such variables are particularly relevant to the learning of immigrant or indigenous languages in countries such as Canada, the United States, and New Zealand. The motivational roles of such variables are considered…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Malayo Polynesian Languages, Foreign Countries
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Foote, Jennifer A.; Trofimovich, Pavel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This study examines the role of listeners' native language (L1) background in judgments of comprehensibility (ease of understanding) for speakers from same and different L1 backgrounds, to determine the extent of a shared second language (L2) comprehensibility benefit. Forty L2 English speakers from Mandarin, French, Hindi, and English backgrounds…
Descriptors: Native Language, Language Proficiency, Comprehension, Second Languages
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Payant, Caroline; Mason, Andrea – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
To become effective teachers of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), developing an extensive knowledge base about language and about language learning/teaching is essential. In graduate TESOL programs, second language teacher educators often devise authentic teaching opportunities for pre-service teachers (PSTs); however, these…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Lundell, Fanny Forsberg; Lindqvist, Christina; Edmonds, Amanda – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
The present study investigates the relationship between productive collocation knowledge and advanced levels on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) scale. More precisely, the potential progression between the B2 and C1 levels of the CEFR is studied through the development of a productive collocation test in second…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Guidelines, Rating Scales
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Beaulieu, Suzie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
One of the most complex aspects of verbal interaction to master in a second language is the use of pronouns of address. In French for nursing students, pedagogical prescriptions favour the use of "vous" for interactions with patients; however, corpus linguistic studies have shown that "tu" is increasingly used in the French…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Distance, Language Usage
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Hanzawa, Keiko – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This longitudinal study examined whether and to what extent the production of voice onset time (VOT) for /p/, /t/, and /k/ in English was improved in second language (L2) learners by enrolment in a content-based instruction (CBI) program at a Japanese university. Measures of VOTs were elicited at the beginning, middle, and end of the academic year…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Instruction
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Schwab-Cartas, Joshua – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This article describes how cellphone technology, specifically cellphilms -- films of varying lengths made with cellphones by everyday people -- are being taken up in the community of Union Hidalgo as a platform to foster an intergenerational dialogue between youth and Elders, with the specific goal of preserving the Zapotec language and ancestral…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, American Indians
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Riestenberg, Kate; Sherris, Ari – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is a pedagogical approach that involves identifying real-world tasks that learners need to be able to do in the target language and then developing classroom-appropriate, context-specific versions of these tasks. In this paper, we use Long's methodological principles for TBLT to evaluate a task-based approach…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, American Indian Languages, Teaching Methods, Workshops
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Galla, Candance – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This research examines three American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) participants who registered and completed the "Computer Applications for Indigenous Language Communities" course at the University of Arizona between summer 2003 and summer 2007, at a time when digital technology was emerging, particularly in Indigenous…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, American Indian Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bontogon, Megan; Arppe, Antti; Antonsen, Lene; Thunder, Dorothy; Lachler, Jordan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Intelligent computer assisted language learning (ICALL) applications for Indigenous languages are a relatively new avenue for computer assisted language learning (CALL). CALL allows language learners to practise a wide range of grammatical exercises and receive feedback on their answers outside of class time. ICALL is essential for dynamically…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Pitawanakwat, Brock – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Anishinaabeg (including Odawa, Potawatomi, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, and Chippewa) are striving to maintain and revitalize Anishinaabemowin (their Anishinaabe language) throughout their territories. This research project explored Anishinaabemowin revitalization (AR) efforts through interviews with 22 community activists, scholars, and teachers of…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Language Maintenance, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Johnson, S?ímla?w Michele K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Many Indigenous languages are critically endangered and faced with the urgent need to create parent-aged advanced speakers. This goal requires sequenced curriculum, effective teaching methods, students being supported to spend more than 2,000 hours on task, and regular assessments. In response to this urgent need the author followed a proven…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Canada Natives, Textbooks, Second Language Learning
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