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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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Borowczyk, Margaret – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
The introduction of the Seal of Biliteracy (SoBL) has presented a potent opportunity for community heritage language schools to credential the heritage language proficiency of their students in a U.S. context. This study explores the involvement of community heritage language schools in the SoBL initiative. It investigates how seven heritage…
Descriptors: Literacy, Bilingualism, Heritage Education, Barriers
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Zimmerman, Erica – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
This article evaluates the use of audio-recorded conversations and reflections for assisting study abroad participants in critically analyzing conversational interactions. The participants recorded a series of conversations with native speakers of Japanese using digital audio recorders, and, subsequently, analyzed the recordings in a journal and a…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), Native Language, Japanese, Learning Processes
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Crane, Cori; Sosulski, Michael J. – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
Building on recent efforts to bridge transformative learning and world language education (Clifford & Reisinger, 2019; Johnson, 2015; Randolph & Johnson, 2017), this article explores how perspective-shifting can be fostered among L2 learners through critical reflection tasks staged across collegiate language curricula. A range of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Second Language Learning, State Universities, Second Language Instruction
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Schwedhelm, Maria C.; King, Kendall A. – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
State-issued seals and certificates of biliteracy are increasingly common nationwide. Nevertheless, limited research to date has examined how this state legislation functions as language in education policy and the ideological foundations of these policies. Addressing this gap, the present paper examines state seals as an instance of neoliberal…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Literacy, State Legislation, Language of Instruction
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Hood, Sally J. – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
The purpose of this qualitative study was to document the skills, knowledge, and dispositions needed for effective two-way immersion (TWI) teacher training based on the perspectives of those practicing in the field. The research questions explored how preservice teachers, practicing TWI teachers, and TWI administrators perceived the skills,…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Teaching Methods, Study Abroad
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Paesani, Kate – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
As we work to provide coherent and systematic professional development for online language teachers, a consideration of findings from teacher development research is essential. This essay begins by briefly overviewing this research as well as investigations into teacher learning related to online instruction, with a specific focus on studies…
Descriptors: Faculty Development, Language Teachers, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Sauro, Shannon; Buendgens-Kosten, Judith; Cornillie, Frederik – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
At a time when many language teachers are looking for research-based teaching materials that can be modified to support their students in online or digital learning, existing teaching and assessment materials developed through European grant-funded projects can provide valuable and ready-to-use resources. This paper reports on the published and…
Descriptors: Story Telling, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Instructional Materials
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Dubreil, Sébastien – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
Since the COVID-19 pandemic has led to nation-wide school closures, the transition to remote teaching has caused profound disruption to classroom instruction. In this article, I share the impact that this forced transition has had on the redesign of the second half of a French course entitled "Gaming culture and culture of games," to…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Second Language Learning, French, School Closing
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Vyatkina, Nina – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
Corpora, large electronic collections of texts, have been used in language teaching for several decades. Also known as Data-Driven Learning (DDL), this method has been gaining popularity because empirical research has consistently shown its effectiveness for learning. However, corpora are still underutilized, especially with learners of languages…
Descriptors: Open Educational Resources, Second Language Instruction, Data, Data Use
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Ross, Andrew F.; DiSalvo, Mary L. – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
The COVID-19 crisis has fundamentally disrupted teaching and learning practices at many post-secondary institutions with a highly residential population. The present article outlines the situation at Harvard University and details the steps taken by the Language Center to mitigate the effects of the transition to remote teaching and learning.…
Descriptors: School Closing, Communicable Diseases, Disease Control, Public Health
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González-Lloret, Marta – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
Online language teaching has become a reality for many foreign language programs that have been forced to teach remotely. When developing an online language teaching curriculum (beyond a simple emergency teaching patch), it is important to uphold the same rigor and base our curriculum in methodological and pedagogic choices based on second…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Reinhardt, Jonathon – Foreign Language Annals, 2020
As L2 (foreign and second language) instructors and materials designers are faced with online and distance learning mandates, new perspectives on how to use familiar, everyday technologies that learners can access from home like social media are welcome. Imagining these new uses, however, may require going beyond the traditional computer-assisted…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
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