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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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Gaugler, Kevin M.; Matheus, Carolyn C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
The current study compared perceived language gains between learners of different preprogram proficiencies, academic interests, and genders who participated in the same predeparture preparation and short-stay service learning program abroad. L2 learners studying Spanish and computer science students participated in a semester-long program to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Study Abroad, Instructional Design
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Michelson, Kristen – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This article reports on a multiliteracies-based experiential learning curriculum designed for intermediate French built upon the framework of a global simulation pedagogy. Students adopted the roles of fictitious characters living together in an apartment building in Paris and carried out written and spoken tasks through the voice of their…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Experiential Learning, Curriculum Design, French
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Hammad, Mahbuba – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This study investigated the reading experiences of Arabic language learners who were introduced to the ALDAAD Web-based leveled reading program compared to the experiences of students who followed their school's mainstream Arabic reading curriculum. It focused on ACTFL's number one research priority area: integration of language, culture, and…
Descriptors: Reading Programs, Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Menke, Mandy R.; Anderson, Ana M. – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
Writing occupies a central position in university foreign language studies programs, yet little is known about the nature of writing instruction in upper-division content courses. Drawing on quantitative and qualitative data, this study, which was part of an internal program assessment, explores faculty and student perceptions of students' writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, College Faculty, Faculty Development
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Abdel-Malek, Myriam – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This multiple case study investigated the application of the genre-based approach (GBA) in a second-semester university-level Arabic class. This article depicts the linguistic features that make possible the recounting of habitual events (recount) in Arabic and outlines how during the GBA, both (1) the notion of purpose for writing and (2) the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Semitic Languages, College Students, Second Language Learning
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Nassif, Lama – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This study investigated the effect that the salience of an L2 form has on learner noticing and production of the form. The study also explored the effects that task type (output vs. input) has on form noticing and production. The study targeted three Arabic forms: a low salient form (the future tense) and two salient ones (time telling and time…
Descriptors: Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Grammar
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Ibrahim, Karim – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
Video/digital games have grown into a mainstream language-mediated activity that attracts millions of foreign language (FL) learners worldwide. While empirical studies have demonstrated that digital game-based interactions offer valuable opportunities for FL practice and learning (e.g., Sundqvist & Wikström, 2015), little is known about the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Games, Semitic Languages, Second Language Learning
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