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Shi, Ling – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This study explores how two expat English writing instructors in Chinese universities teach and reflect on their role, as well as how their students, colleagues, and administrators perceive the role and teaching of the two expats. Findings illustrate that both expats worked hard to teach the English academic writing style they were familiar with.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English Teachers, Writing Teachers, College Faculty
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Müller, Mareike – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This article explores the interplay between learners' linguistic and personal objectives as well as evaluations of their achievements in study-abroad contexts, an area that has thus far remained widely unexplored given the prevalence of product-oriented, outcomes-based research. The study draws on the case of one Canadian student of German who…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, German, Second Language Learning, College Students
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Candry, Sarah; Elgort, Irina; Deconinck, Julie; Eyckmans, June – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
The majority of L2 vocabulary studies concentrate on learning word meaning and provide learners with opportunities for semantic elaboration (i.e., focus on word meaning). However, in initial vocabulary learning, engaging in structural elaboration (i.e., focus on word form) with a view to acquiring L2 word form is equally important. The present…
Descriptors: Vocabulary Development, Second Language Learning, Inferences, Learning Strategies
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Samuel, Carolyn – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Given the linguistically diverse instructor and student populations at Canadian universities, mutually comprehensible oral language may not be a given. Indeed, both instructors who are non-native speakers of the language of instruction (NNSLIs) and students have acknowledged oral communication challenges. Little is known, though, about how the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Oral Language
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Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Olson Beal, Heather K.; Boudreaux, Nicole – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This study examined seven Louisiana kindergarten immersion teachers' practices to evaluate students' oral target language production and compare the oral production elicited when different instructional practices were used over a single semester. Three rounds of three 20-minute observations in three different contexts--circle time, direct…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Koh, Poh Wee; Chen, Xi; Cummins, James; Li, Jia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This study examined the performance of Mandarin-speaking students in a K-Grade 4 50/50 Chinese/English bilingual program. The program was intended to facilitate students' learning of English and their adjustment to English-medium instruction within the school context. The bilingual-program students were compared to students from Mandarin-speaking…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mandarin Chinese
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Knouzi, Ibtissem; Mady, Callie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Grounded in the cross-linguistic influence(s) (CLI) literature, this study used objective measures to compare the use of English, lexical richness and syntactic complexity, and grammatical accuracy and fluency in the texts of three groups of Grade 6 French immersion students: Canadian-born anglophones (C-A), Canadian-born multilinguals (C-M), and…
Descriptors: French, Immigrants, Multilingualism, Social Status
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Sarkar, Mela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Language revitalization work at one First Nation in eastern Canada has been ongoing for over two decades. Several approaches have been put in place: core teaching of Mi'gmaq as a primary school subject, language documentation and the creation of an online dictionary, and an Elders' focus group on language, as well other shorter-term projects. In…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, American Indian Languages, Foreign Countries, Canada Natives
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Oliver, Rhonda; Nguyen, Bich – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
In this study, we explore how Aboriginal multilingual speakers use technology-enhanced environments, specifically Facebook, for their translanguaging practices. Using data collected from Facebook posts written by seven Aboriginal youth over a period of 18 months, we investigate how the participants move between Aboriginal English (AE) and Standard…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Code Switching (Language), Social Media, Indigenous Populations
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Bird, Sonya; Kell, Sarah – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Most Indigenous language revitalization programs in Canada currently emphasize spoken language. However, virtually no research has been done on the role of pronunciation in the context of language revitalization. This study set out to gain an understanding of attitudes around pronunciation in the SENCOTEN-speaking community, in order to determine…
Descriptors: Role, Pronunciation, Language Variation, Language Maintenance
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Johnson, S?ímla?xw Michele K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
The Syilx Language House has completed two years of a four-year, 2,000-hour program to create new adult Nsyilxcn speakers, based on Syilx communities' specific priorities. Our critically endangered status requires radically decolonizing teaching techniques. Nsyilxcn (Okanagan) teachers are learners, trained to deliver sequenced curriculum in full…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Teaching Methods, Safety, Language Teachers
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Rosborough, Trish; Rorick, chuutsqa Layla; Urbanczyk, Suzanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
British Columbia (BC), Canada, is home to 34 Indigenous languages, all of them classified as endangered. Considerable work is underway by First Nation communities to revitalize their languages. Linguists classify many of the languages of BC as polysynthetic, meaning that words are composed of many morphemes, or units of meaning. While strong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Canada Natives, American Indian Languages
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Tulloch, Shelley; Kusugak, Adriana; Chenier, Cayla; Pilakapsi, Quluaq; Uluqsi, Gloria; Walton, Fiona – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
The Miqqut project was a participatory action research project through which Inuit language and literacy learning was embedded in a traditional skills program. Community-based researchers tracked learners' progress through entrance, exit, and post-program interviews and questionnaires, as well as through participant observation. Results show that…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Transformative Learning, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Self Concept
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Van Viegen Stille, Saskia; Bethke, Robin; Bradley-Brown, Jackie; Giberson, Janet; Hall, Gillian – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
This paper reports research findings relating to a recent initiative to build capacity and support professional learning among educators to meet the needs of English language learners in Ontario schools. Drawing on data from case studies of educator teams in 16 school districts, the paper explores whether and how collaborative inquiry promoted…
Descriptors: Educational Practices, Teaching Methods, Code Switching (Language), Language Usage
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Sun, Maio – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
Informed by current notions of dynamic bilingualism and the community of practice (C of P) framework, this study was designed as an ethnographic case study to explore peer collaboration in an English/Chinese bilingual program in a city in Western Canada. The main participants in the study were three Grade 5 English/Chinese bilingual students. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Communities of Practice, Bilingual Education Programs
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