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Palpacuer Lee, Christelle; Curtis, Jessie H.; Curran, Mary E. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Language education has mobilized community-based service-learning's (CBSL) experiential paradigm in the United States and in international settings over the past 20 years, with the goal of enhancing the linguistic and communicative competence of language learners and advancing the intercultural competence that is necessary for global citizens to…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Service Learning, Holistic Approach, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Rodríguez, Julio C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article describes how a multi-institutional, proficiency-based program engages stakeholders in design thinking to discover and explore solutions to perennial problems in technology integration into world language education (WLE). Examples of replicable activities illustrate the strategies used to fuel innovation efforts, including fostering…
Descriptors: Technology Integration, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Educational Strategies
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Blyth, Carl – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article briefly traces the historical conceptualization of linguistic and cultural immersion through technological applications, from the early days of locally networked computers to the cutting-edge technologies known as virtual reality and augmented reality. Next, the article explores the challenges of immersive technologies for the field…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Simulation
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Cox, Troy L.; Malone, Margaret E.; Winke, Paula – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
As "Foreign Language Annals" concludes its 50th anniversary, it is fitting to review the past and peer into the future of standards-based education and assessment. Standards are a common yardstick used by educators and researchers as a powerful framework for conceptualizing teaching and measuring learner success. The impact of standards…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Academic Standards, Language Tests
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Allen, Linda Quinn – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
In keeping with the theme of this special issue, "Looking back, Moving forward," the present article describes how Iowa is moving forward with its Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) System. First implemented in school districts in the 2014-2015 year, the TLC System is designed to attract and support new teachers; make available…
Descriptors: Teacher Leadership, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Rubio, Fernando – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article briefly reviews the social, political, and economic context that explains the present status of elementary language education in the United States and addresses the challenges identified by recent reports on the state of language education in the United States. Different curricular models of world language education--exploratory,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Students, Immersion Programs
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Rivers, William P.; Brecht, Richard D. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of "Foreign Language Annals," and recognizing the seminal role this journal has in informing the language education profession about policies and programs, we sketch a future for advocacy for language education in the United States. Drawing on the Languages for All initiative and the work of the…
Descriptors: Role, Periodicals, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Byram, Michael; Wagner, Manuela – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Language teaching has long been associated with teaching in a country or countries where a target language is spoken, but this approach is inadequate. In the contemporary world, language teaching has a responsibility to prepare learners for interaction with people of other cultural backgrounds, teaching them skills and attitudes as well as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, Citizenship Education
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Swanson, Pete; Mason, Shannon – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Since the end of World War II, international leaders have made calls addressing the world language teacher shortage. For almost 70 years, such rhetoric has been advanced, yet world language teacher shortages remain in many countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Shortage
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Toth, Paul D.; Moranski, Kara – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Translating current principles of language learning into effective classroom practice requires a nuanced understanding of the cognitive and social factors that shape how learners engage in instructional activity. In this paper, we identify four principles that represent a current theoretical consensus in the field, which we hope will guide…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Practices, Metalinguistics
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Marijuan, Silvia; Sanz, Cristina – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
In spite of advances in the understanding of the effects of the immersion experience on language and cultural development in the last three decades, many questions in study abroad (SA) research remain unanswered. The present article offers a close examination of the field as it is today with an eye toward future trends and gaps in the literature.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Educational Trends
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Kessler, Greg – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
We are living in a time with unprecedented opportunities to communicate with others in authentic and compelling linguistically and culturally contextualized domains. In fact, language teachers today are faced with so many fascinating options for using technology to enhance language learning that it can be overwhelming. Even for those who are…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Media
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Larsen-Freeman, Diane – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article begins by situating modern-day second language acquisition (SLA) research in a historical context, tracing its evolution from cognitive to social to sociocognitive accounts. Next, the influence of the zeitgeist is considered. In this era of rapid change and turmoil, there are both perils and opportunities afforded by globalization. In…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Global Approach, Educational Research
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Sykes, Julie M. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
The digital gaming industry has captured the public's attention worldwide and in the United States alone, the video game industry is predicted to increase by 30% from 2010 to 2019, reaching $19.6 billion in revenue (Takahashi, 2015, n.p.). Not surprisingly, digital gameplay is also rapidly expanding in educational domains. Although researchers…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hult, Francis M. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Language policy has developed into a major area of research that continues to expand and develop. This article examines potential directions for cross-pollination between the fields of language policy and foreign language education. First, publication trends are examined. Database searches were conducted for the journals "Foreign Language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Planning, Language of Instruction
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