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Jiwon Hwang; Eriko Sato; Agnes W. He – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
As the objective of language teaching is shifting from producing so-called "native-like" speakers to fostering speakers competent in intercultural communication, it has become necessary to identify the kinds of learning resources that may be related to the learner's development of intercultural communicative competence (ICC) in today's…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Intercultural Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Alyssia M. Miller De Rutté; Isabel María Kentengian; María E. Pérez; Pilar Ortega – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
This study investigated the following research question: What is the landscape of medical Spanish offerings in undergraduate, 4-year universities in US states with large Spanish-speaking populations? Forty-four percent of institutions responded to the survey, which explored institutional characteristics, medical Spanish programs and individual…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Medical Education, Languages for Special Purposes, Spanish
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Fei Li; Yunmei Sun – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
To determine the effects of explicit instruction (EI) and potential moderators in second/foreign language (L2) teaching, this study meta-analyzed 28 primary reports (a total of 67 unique samples, N = 3754). The main results show that EI was significantly effective in facilitating L2 development, with effect sizes ranging from moderate to large…
Descriptors: Direct Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Meta Analysis, Effect Size
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Zachary F. Miller; Dustin Crowther – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
Specialized learning institutions (SLIs) feature organizational cultures, learning environments, and Postgraduation expectations that typically differ from traditional 4-year universities. For students pursuing foreign language (FL) study within an SLI, coursework is frequently accompanied by a range of nonacademic tasks that are required for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Specialization, Military Training, Military Personnel
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Sara M. Beaudrie; Anna Marrero-Rivera – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
Research on Spanish heritage language (SHL) education has grown exponentially in the last two decades. The most recent nationwide study on SHL programs in US postsecondary institutions was conducted a decade ago. To continue this line of research, the primary aim of this study is to provide an update about the current state of SHL course offerings…
Descriptors: Language Research, Native Language, Spanish, Second Language Learning
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Li Jin; Yi Xu; Elizabeth Deifell – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
The COVID-19 pandemic enabled an unprecedented remote teaching experience for world language faculty who had to move their courses online in spring 2020. Previous studies show that faculty background characteristics affect their perceptions of and experience with online teaching. The present study examined the effect of two college-level world…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Distance Education, Language Teachers
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Mengxia Fu; Shaofeng Li – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
This article reports on a study exploring the associations between foreign language anxiety and the effectiveness of immediate and delayed corrective feedback (CF) in the acquisition of the English past tense. One hundred and two middle school English as a foreign language (EFL) learners responded to the Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety Scale…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, Anxiety, Feedback (Response), Error Correction
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Silvie Prevrátilová – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
Although motivation is an extensively discussed topic, minor languages deserve more research attention. This qualitative multiple case study explores motivation to learn Czech as a second language in Beginners' Czech language courses for Erasmus students in the Czech Republic through the lens of the L2 Motivational Self System (L2MSS), searching…
Descriptors: Learning Motivation, Second Language Learning, Slavic Languages, Introductory Courses
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Mahmood Yenkimaleki; Vincent J. van Heuven; Mostafa Hosseini – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
The present study examines the effect of feedback (FB) and feedforward (FF) in prosody instruction for developing listening comprehension skills in the nonnative language by interpreter trainees, using a pretest-posttest-delayed posttest design. Three groups of 25 interpreter trainees at Bu-Ali Sina University in Iran took part in the study, all…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Suprasegmentals, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills
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Angela Gardner; Karen Lichtman – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
This study investigated how questioning strategies impact language learner performance. Specifically, it explored how questioning strategies influence (i) verb production and subject-verb agreement in the target language, and (ii) learner confidence in completing tasks without translation software. Sixty-eight novice language learners enrolled in…
Descriptors: Questioning Techniques, Second Language Learning, Spanish, High School Students
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Aletha Stahl; Tatjana Babic Williams; Lan Jin; Jane Koch – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
Intercultural competence (IC) has been identified as a crucial outcome of world language education. The purpose of the study is to compare possible differences in IC development between face-to-face and asynchronous virtual modes of delivery that were taken as emergency measures early in the COVID-19 pandemic for a beginning Italian course with…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, In Person Learning, Comparative Analysis, Multicultural Education
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Joanne Koh – Foreign Language Annals, 2024
Reading-while-listening (RWL) has been suggested to facilitate reading comprehension by establishing letter-to-sound correspondences in the word recognition process. However, previous findings are inconsistent regarding the effect of RWL on foreign language (L2) reading comprehension. To understand why such inconsistency occurs, the moderating…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Reading Comprehension, Listening Skills, Orthographic Symbols
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Ritz, Catherine; Sherf, Nicole – Foreign Language Annals, 2023
This large-scale study used a survey to collect data on K-12 world language classrooms in Massachusetts public schools, focusing on core instructional practices, curriculum, and assessment. The study resulted in 383 individual teacher completed responses, representing 188 districts, which was analyzed using descriptive statistics. Results indicate…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Kindergarten
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Golparvar, Seyyed Ehsan; Azizsahra, Mahsa – Foreign Language Annals, 2023
The impact of task complexity on integrated writing performance is under-researched. This study purports to investigate the effect of graph complexity and planning time on graph writing performance as well as graph description strategies. Ninety-six EFL learners of English were assigned into three groups to examine the effect of three planning…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Difficulty Level, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Teng, Mark Feng; Wang, Chuang – Foreign Language Annals, 2023
The first purpose of this empirical study was to assess and validate the Academic Writing Self-Efficacy Belief Questionnaire (AWSEBQ) framed by social cognitive theory. The second purpose was to evaluate the predictive effects of different aspects of self-efficacy beliefs on academic writing performance. Data were collected from 743 learners at a…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Student Attitudes, Metacognition, Memory
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