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Wei, Xiaobao; Xu, Qingyi – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
This study takes the initiative to use structural equation modeling to verify an integrated willingness to communicate in an L2 (L2 WTC) model proposed from the socio-psychological perspective in the China's English as a second language context. A total of 1007 college freshmen (Male: n = 745; Female: n = 262) from eight universities in mainland…
Descriptors: Predictor Variables, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Self Concept
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Wheeler, Holly; Kang, Okim – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
Listener background variables have been recognized as potential contributors to language evaluation bias. This continuum of trait-irrelevant factors creates implications from the L2 classroom to integration in the target language community. This study examined how L2 Spanish learners' listener background factors including ethnicity, heritage…
Descriptors: Native Language, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Hongwei, Zhou – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
The article aims to determine the role of critical thinking skills in learning Russian at Chinese universities and to consider this aspect when organizing an online learning environment for students. The research involved 600 students and 50 teachers from the Russian language and math faculties. The analysis of Chinese students' Russian language…
Descriptors: Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills, Russian, Second Language Learning
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Monto, Cecelia – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
State Seals of Biliteracy (SoBL) are a growing trend and present a promising method of serving an increasingly bilingual population. Currently, state SoBLs have been available almost exclusively at the high school level. An Oregon community college initiated the opportunity for students to study and receive the state SoBL in higher education. The…
Descriptors: Literacy, Bilingualism, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Shintaku, Kayo – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
Due to its accessibility and popularity, anime has been explored as a motivation for learning Japanese and as a pedagogical tool linking Japanese-as-a-foreign-language (JFL) literacy practices inside and outside of the classroom. However, JFL learners' actual practices in anime-mediated self-directed learning have not been fully investigated.…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Japanese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kirk, Sadler; Grinstead, John; Nibert, Holly J. – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
Although generalized anxiety has increased among college students, it is unclear what effect this has on language anxiety. While language anxiety has been shown to negatively affect second language achievement, its impact at the level of specific linguistic subdomains has not been evaluated. In what follows, we explore what relationship, if any,…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Syntax, Morphology (Languages), Second Language Learning
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Xu, Yi; Jin, Li; Deifell, Elizabeth; Angus, Katie – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
The study reports pedagogical adaptations that Chinese language instructors made to support students' character learning during emergency remote teaching in 2020. Data from an online questionnaire and follow-up interviews show that the handwriting requirement in the language curriculum was modified to give way to technology-based instruction,…
Descriptors: Chinese, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Davin, Kristin J.; Heineke, Amy J.; Hancock, Charlotte R. – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
This year marks the 10-year anniversary of the adoption of the Seal of Biliteracy in California. As of November 2021, the policy, which recognizes students who graduate high school bilingual and biliterate, exists in 45 states and the District of Columbia. However, due to its grassroots origins and lack of federal funding, requirements of the…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, State Policy, Educational Policy, Bilingual Students
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McDonough, Kim; Ammar, Ahlem; Sellami, Amal – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
This study explores the relationship between L2 French students' conversations during interactive writing tasks and their interaction mindset, which is their perception about peer interaction. Students (N = 51) in three, high-intermediate/low-advanced French L2 classes completed an interaction mindset questionnaire and two interactive writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, French, Writing Instruction
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Fakhri Alamdari, Ebrahim; Ghani, Fariborz – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
Motivation, a major contributor to the acquisition of language skills, can be promoted consciously through principled methods. This study investigated the impact of cooperative learning (CL) on foreign language (FL) learners' motivation in Iran. Both quantitative and qualitative measures were applied to pursue the aims of this study. The…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Student Motivation, Foreign Countries
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Tsunemoto, Aki; Trofimovich, Pavel; Blanchet, Josée; Bertrand, Juliane; Kennedy, Sara – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
This study examined the effect of benchmarking and peer-assessment activities on second language (L2) French learners' self-assessments of accentedness, comprehensibility, and fluency. The learners, who included 25 L2 French students enrolled in a 15-week university-level French course, recorded two oral presentations at the beginning and the end…
Descriptors: Benchmarking, French, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Second Language Learning
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Hayes-Harb, Rachel; Barrios, Shannon – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
The Hindi consonant inventory, which includes the cross-linguistically rare retroflex place of articulation and four-way laryngeal contrasts, is known to pose difficulties for native English speakers. Hindi language textbooks address this challenge, in part, by providing various articulatory and acoustic descriptions of Hindi consonants, typically…
Descriptors: English, Native Language, Indo European Languages, Phonemes
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Gurzynski-Weiss, Laura; Coulter-Kern, Mackenzie; Kuntz, Tess – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
While many elementary-level children in the United States still do not have access to a second/additional language (L2), an increasing number are educated via Foreign Language Exposure (FLEX) tracks. Our two-semester study examines elementary-level L2 learners' engagement, emerging L2 Spanish vocabulary use, and awareness of the arbitrary nature…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Lee, Sangmin-Michelle – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, all colleges in Korea were forced to transition to online teaching, as was the case in most of the rest of the world. This situation engendered confusion, frustration, and dissatisfaction among students as well as instructors. The present study examined college students' perceptions of online learning in…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Online Courses, Feedback (Response), Teaching Methods
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García-Amaya, Lorenzo – Foreign Language Annals, 2022
Many second language (L2) learners participate in study abroad (SA) experiences believing their choice will be synonymous with increased interaction in the L2, from which enhanced linguistic gains will ensue. Nonetheless, one open question is whether SA participants actually engage in sustained L2 interaction while they are abroad. This paper…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Correlation, Linguistic Theory, Second Language Learning
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