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Hellmich, Emily A. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Over the past decade, there have been numerous calls to update U.S. education to reflect an increasingly global world (Hull & Hellmich, 2018). Foreign languages (FLs) are often perceived as central to these efforts (American Academy of Arts & Sciences, 2017). Despite this centrality, less is known about how FLs are understood in U.S. K-12…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Immersion Programs
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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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Russell, Victoria; Davidson Devall, Kelly F. – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
The authors examined the outcomes on several measures of world language teacher preparedness, including university- and state-mandated summative evaluations and the edTPA portfolio assessment, for seven world language teacher candidates during their final semester of clinical practice. The candidates were enrolled in an initial certification…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Pedagogical Content Knowledge, Correlation, Teacher Education
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Kissau, Scott; Adams, Mary Jo – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
Integrated Performance Assessments (IPAs) provide elementary, secondary, and postsecondary instructors with the opportunity to align standards-based foreign language instruction with assessment practices. While IPA guidelines make it clear that all three modes of communication are to be assessed, the limited body of research on IPAs provides few…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Introductory Courses
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O'Rourke, Polly; Zhou, Qian; Rottman, Isaac – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
In view of the importance of increasing multilingualism in the United States, the current study examined state policy for high school graduation requirements in the 50 states and the District of Columbia as an index of the way in which the study of world language is positioned and prioritized in K--12 education. Only seven states require the study…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Required Courses
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Davin, Kristin J.; Troyan, Francis J. – Foreign Language Annals, 2015
In response to the ACTFL's Research Priorities Initiative, the present study used a multiple case study design to examine teacher candidates' ability to implement two high-leverage teaching practices: increasing interaction and target language comprehensibility and questioning to build and assess student understanding. Candidates implemented these…
Descriptors: Preservice Teachers, Case Studies, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship
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Lü, Chan; Lavadenz, Magaly – Foreign Language Annals, 2014
This study investigated the relationships between the beliefs and practices of K-12 native Chinese teachers on Chinese language and literacy instruction. Using a descriptive-exploratory design, this study employed a mixed-methods approach consisting of three steps: (1) a teacher beliefs questionnaire, (2) classroom observations and videotaping,…
Descriptors: Chinese, Native Speakers, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Williams, Lawrence; Abraham, Lee B.; Bostelmann, Evan D. – Foreign Language Annals, 2014
Phase 1 of this study explores findings from a nationwide survey on computer-assisted language learning (CALL) that was completed by 409 in-service teachers of French, German, and Spanish. These results, in turn, informed specific themes that were explored in greater detail during focus group sessions with 22 in-service K--2 foreign language…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Mediated Communication, Classification
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Troyan, Francis J. – Foreign Language Annals, 2014
Recent educational standards have refocused the goals of foreign language (FL) instruction on "the purpose of communication" (ACTFL, 2012, p. 1) across the three modes of communication (interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational). To this end, this article considers a linguistically based genre theory as a means of enhancing…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, State Standards, English (Second Language)
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Kissau, Scott P.; Algozzine, Bob; Yon, Maria – Foreign Language Annals, 2012
Using data from a large-scale, mixed-method study involving 222 K-12 foreign language (L2) teachers and their supervisors (see Kissau, Yon, & Algozzine, 2011), in this article the researchers explore differences in beliefs across four demographic groups: experienced and inexperienced teachers, teachers with L2 teacher training and those without,…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Warford, Mark K.; White, William L. – Foreign Language Annals, 2012
What does it mean to capably communicate across languages? This article introduces two theoretical models and a lesson plan format designed to facilitate the integration of proficiency, literacy, and culture teaching in foreign language teaching. The Second Symbolic Competencies Model configures proficiency and literacy as subordinate clusters of…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Models, Language Proficiency
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Pufahl, Ingrid; Rhodes, Nancy C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2011
How well are our schools preparing students to become global citizens who can communicate in languages other than English? To answer this question, we surveyed a nationally representative sample of more than 5,000 U.S. public and private elementary and secondary schools. Results identify current patterns and shifts over time in five key areas of…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Elementary Secondary Education, Second Language Learning, Teacher Shortage
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Colomer, Soria Elizabeth; Harklau, Linda – Foreign Language Annals, 2009
Recent shifts in immigrant settlement patterns are bringing new Latino communities to areas of the Midwest and Southeast that are unaccustomed to educating multilingual students. Schools in these areas often lack resources for communicating with students and their families. In this article we document how Spanish teachers in new Latino communities…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Immigrants, Professional Education, Spanish
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Fall, Thekla; Adair-Hauck, Bonnie; Glisan, Eileen – Foreign Language Annals, 2007
This article reports on the Pittsburgh Public Schools Oral Ratings Assessment for Language Students (PPS ORALS) project, a Title VI Foreign Language Assistance Program grant-funded project to create an online testing Software program that makes large-scale oral testing in a world language not only feasible, but also easy to create, administer, and…
Descriptors: Testing, Language Tests, Measures (Individuals), Program Effectiveness
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Cooper, Thomas C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2004
The purpose of this article is to report on a collaborative project among members of colleges of education, colleges of arts and sciences, and high school foreign language departments. The project involved conducting an online survey of 341 current foreign language teachers in Georgia in order to determine how these K?12 teachers perceived and…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Higher Education, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Qualifications
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