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Baran-Lucarz, Malgorzata – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
Anxiety and L2 self-confidence have been suggested as vital determinants of willingness to communicate (WTC) in a foreign-language (FL) learning environment. Studies also demonstrate that it is a concern over pronunciation mistakes that is particularly likely to cause embarrassment and apprehension in FL students. Linking these two facts may lead…
Descriptors: Correlation, Pronunciation, Anxiety, Second Language Learning
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Cebrian, Juli; Carlet, Angelica – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study examined the effect of short-term high-variability phonetic training on the perception of English /b/, /v/, /d/, /ð/, /ae/, /? /, /i/, and /i/ by Catalan/Spanish bilinguals learning English as a foreign language. Sixteen English-major undergraduates were tested before and after undergoing a four-session perceptual training program…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Phonemes, Pronunciation Instruction, Phonetics
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Hardison, Debra M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
Research on the effectiveness of short-term study-abroad (SA) programs for improving oral skills has shown mixed results. In this study, 24 L2 German learners (L1 English) provided pre- and post-SA speech samples addressing a hypothetical situation and completed surveys on cross-cultural interest and adaptability; L2 communication affect,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Oral Language
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Lacabex, Esther Gómez; Gallardo del Puerto, Francisco – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study investigated the effect of two distinct computer-based phonetic training procedures administered in an English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) classroom with young learners. Students' perceptual awareness of the occurrence of an English schwa in an unstressed position in content words was tested in two experimental groups, which underwent…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Auditory Perception, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Han, Huamei – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
Drawing from a larger ethnography of skilled Chinese immigrants' language learning during settlement in Toronto, this article explores the role of informal interactions in facilitating immigrants learning English as a second language and settlement. Examining various activities and networks available at an English-medium multicultural church, this…
Descriptors: Churches, Language of Instruction, Ethnography, Immigrants
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Kong, Stella – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This paper reports a qualitative case study of a collaborative project between an ESL researcher and a history teacher teaching in a late immersion school in Hong Kong. The project aims to help a Grade 9 class to write history essays on their own instead of copying from the textbook, which is a common phenomenon in Hong Kong schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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Lundell, Fanny Forsberg; Lindqvist, Christina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
The present study investigates the possibilities for adult learners to attain nativelikeness in the domain of lexis. Aspects investigated are general lexical knowledge (C-test), receptive deep knowledge, productive collocation knowledge, and productive lexico-pragmatic knowledge in a group of long-residency Swedish French second language (L2)…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure, Native Speakers
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Edmonds, Amanda; Gudmestad, Aarnes – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
The current study sets out to investigate collocational knowledge for a set of 13 English amplifiers among native and nonnative speakers of English, by providing a partial replication of one of the projects reported on in Granger (1998). The project combines both phraseological and distributional approaches to research into formulaic language to…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, French, Native Language
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Ahmadian, Mohammad Javad; Tavakoli, Mansoor – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study used quantitative analyses complemented by the retrospective data obtained through a stimulated recall procedure to address three interrelated issues: (a) whether second language learners use online planning opportunities to carefully plan their speech to enhance the quality of the language they produce, (b) what kinds of self-repair…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Grammar, Accuracy, Statistical Analysis
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Izquierdo, Jesús – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study examined multimedia instruction (MI) effects on the development of the French prototypical and non-prototypical past forms among Hispanophone learners. During 4 weeks of classroom instruction, participants were exposed to MI in one of 4 conditions: learners at early stages of past-tense development received MI including prototypical (n…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Second Language Instruction, French, Morphemes
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Gilliland, Betsy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study examines multilingual high school writers' individual talk with their teachers in two advanced English language development classes to observe how such talk shapes linguistically diverse adolescents' writing. Addressing adolescent writers' language socialization through microethnographic discourse analysis, the author argues that…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Academic Discourse, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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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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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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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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