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Grivet, Candice Suzanne; Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Broomé, Rodger – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
This study explored how school administrators understand and plan for French immersion program components in K-12 schools in Louisiana. The theory of effective bilingual schooling and the Guiding Principles for Dual Language Education served as the framework of the study. The research questions that guided the study asked how school principals and…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education, School Administration
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Tang, Fei; Calafato, Raees – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
Multilingual learning and teaching have been receiving growing attention of late as many cities and states undergo significant demographic changes brought about by increasing levels of human migration. The onset of super-diversity means that teachers often encounter students with very different language and cultural backgrounds in the classroom.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Bilingual Education, Multilingualism, Bilingualism
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Peker, Hilal; Regalla, Michele – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
This longitudinal quantitative study examines the first and second language vocabulary development of prekindergarten students enrolled in an inclusive foreign language exploratory (FLEX) program. The FLEX program, framed by the Cognitive Retroactive Hypothesis of cross-linguistic transfer, is situated in a context where students with special…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Vocabulary Development, Longitudinal Studies
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Maa, Joy; Burns, Katharine E. – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
This study investigates the relationship between learner perception, ideology, discourse, and identity in computer-mediated communication (CMC) interactions between an advanced L2 Japanese learner and native Japanese speakers. Study findings show that, despite an invested identity as a proficient user of Japanese, the learner struggled to enact…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Self Concept, Advanced Students, Computer Mediated Communication
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Freiermuth, Mark R.; Huang, Hsin-chou – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
In the context of learning a second language, the passing on of cultural information as a means to further the development of intercultural competences is primarily viewed as being unidirectional--the "native-speaking culture" passing on information to the language learning student. However, in EFL (English as a foreign language)…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Videoconferencing, College Students
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Klimanova, Liudmila; Hellmich, Emily A. – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
Culture in the teaching and learning of foreign languages tends to be stereotypical and monolithic, marginalizing the diversity of local cultures and practices and resulting in a monocultural and monolingual bias. Expanding on the ACTFL Cultures and Comparisons Standards, the current article presents the MAPS model for Exploring Local Cultures…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods
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Peterson, Jeff – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
This study's goal was to determine if appropriately designed, completely virtual formats of language courses are able to engender in students speaking ability progress comparable to that fostered within traditional face-to-face (F2F) classrooms. The study further sought to clarify language learners' perceptions of online Japanese courses. The…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Japanese, Language Proficiency, Conversational Language Courses
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Becker, Shannon R. – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
The goal of the present study was to investigate the instructional potential of metacognitive strategies to improve listening comprehension and the automaticity of listening processes. A pretest-treatment-posttest design was adopted and used in seven sections of second-semester French. Differences were found based on initial listening proficiency…
Descriptors: Metacognition, Instructional Effectiveness, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Gómez Soler, Inmaculada; Fuentes, Ronald – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
While much of the literature regarding Spanish as a heritage language has focused on higher education institutions and areas of traditional immigration in the United States, less research has specifically examined Spanish heritage language learner (HLL) policies in states like Tennessee that have recently experienced an exponential rise in the…
Descriptors: Spanish, Native Language Instruction, Hispanic American Students, Spanish Speaking
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Huhn, Christina; Bell, Teresa R.; Chambless, Krista – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
The purpose of this article is to provide a review of current research on two of the original ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) research priorities areas, model teacher preparation programs and teacher oral proficiency, as well as a look at future directions for research in these areas. Driven by the call for continued…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Instruction, Program Effectiveness
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Lear, Darcy – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
This study introduces an evidence-centered approach to reverse design for languages for specific purposes (LSP) courses called domain analysis. The article describes the research framework and its potential to provide consistent empirical rigor to the necessarily decentralized field of LSP by reporting on one study using domain analysis in the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Design, Evidence Based Practice, Legal Education (Professions)
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Knouse, Stephanie M.; Bessy, Marianne; Longest, Kyle C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2021
Given waning second language (L2) enrollments in K-16 contexts, L2 programs must strive to understand their learners, as changes in their sociocultural environment can impact students' attitudes and, subsequently, their desire and ability to learn an L2. Thus, the authors conducted a two-wave analysis of 68 first-year L2 students' attitudes,…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Expectation, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kim, YouJin; Choi, Bumyong; Kang, Sanghee; Kim, Binna; Yun, Hyunae – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
From a sociocultural perspective, collaborative writing tasks offer opportunities to negotiate in decision-making processes while also sharing responsibility for the production of a single text (Storch, 2013, "Collaborative writing in L2 classrooms." Bristol: Multilingual Matters). Although research has found benefits for such tasks…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Written Language, Korean, Second Language Learning
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Fernández-Dobao, Ana – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
This study investigates heritage language (HL) and second language (L2) learners' attitudes and perceptions of their mixed HL-L2 interactions. As part of the activities of a 10-week course, eight Spanish HL learners and 10 L2 learners worked in mixed dyads to complete a series of collaborative writing tasks designed to leverage their complementary…
Descriptors: Collaborative Writing, Heritage Education, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Ruiz-Funes, Marcela T. – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
This study reports on a small-scale, longitudinal investigation on L2 Spanish oral development by English-home language (EHL) learners in an English/Spanish Two-Way Immersion (TWI) program in rural, eastern United States. It examined EHL learners' oral ability in L2 Spanish based on longitudinal assessment data from Kindergarten, Grade 2, and…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Spanish, Native Language, Second Language Learning
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