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Huensch, Amanda – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This study combined evidence from survey, interview, and classroom observation data to better understand the amount and type of pronunciation instruction and corrective feedback practices in French and Spanish introductory language courses (i.e., the first four semesters) at the university level in the United States. Data consisted of responses (n…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Pronunciation, Error Correction, Feedback (Response)
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Sturm, Jessica L. – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
A body of previous work in second- and foreign language pronunciation instruction (e.g., Lord, 2005; Miller, 2012) has shown that explicit phonetic and pronunciation instruction is beneficial. However, Olson (2014) noted that just a few minutes per week of instruction are devoted to pronunciation in most classrooms. What is the effect of such…
Descriptors: Pronunciation Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Ma, Wenyue; Winke, Paula – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
Second language (L2) learners can assess their oral skills with some accuracy. A question is whether learners can reliably use self-assessment to track their language gains over time. During the spring of two subsequent years, 80 university L2 Chinese learners completed an oral skills self-assessment based on the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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García, Paul A.; Moser, Kelly M.; Davis-Wiley, Patricia – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This study reports the findings of a national survey on PreK-12 world language teacher development (WLTD), and was conducted in order to assist the profession as simultaneously it confronts the intersecting challenges of a nationwide world language (WL) teacher shortage, strives to meet new teacher preparation standards, and ensures the future of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Education
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Bustamante, Carolina; Novella G, Miguel Á. – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This study explored the experiences of eight Latina heritage speakers (HSs) who were enrolled in world language teacher preparation programs at two higher education institutions. Using data from interviews, classroom observations, and other documents, the qualitative multiple-case study investigated their educational experiences and the challenges…
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Student Experience
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Luo, Han; Li, Yu; Li, Ming-Ying – Foreign Language Annals, 2019
This study reports the results of a national survey of Chinese as a heritage language (CHL) education in U.S. colleges and universities. Conducted during a period of 13 months, the project included an initial survey that elicited general information such as program structure, course offerings, and materials. Of the 619 institutions to which the…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fernández, Julieta – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This study investigates the instructional treatment of Argentine Spanish vernacular (i.e., "lunfardo"), metapragmatic information about its use provided by instructors, and participants' metapragmatic awareness of vernacular use in a second language (L2) Spanish study abroad (SA) classroom. The participants were 12 American undergraduate…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Metalinguistics, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning
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Barrette, Catherine M.; Paesani, Kate – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Student learning outcomes (SLO) assessment is often perceived as a burdensome, top-down process driven by institutional requirements. Recent research has thus called for discipline-specific models of SLO assessment to more deeply engage postsecondary faculty in determining what constitutes student learning within their programs. In response, this…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, College Outcomes Assessment, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Learning
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Baker, Lottie – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
The growth of Latinx populations in the United States has resulted in an increasing number of community-based service-learning (CBSL) opportunities. In particular, the steady growth in Spanish-English dual-language schools and the accompanying staff shortages position elementary classrooms as meaningful settings in which to develop relationships…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Metacognition, Self Esteem, Spanish
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Azaz, Mahmoud – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
The acquisition of morphosyntax presents challenges for learners of all second/foreign languages. This cross-sectional study investigated English-speaking learners' morphosyntactic accuracy in the symmetrical subject-verb agreement type (in subject-initial sentences) and in the asymmetrical subject-verb agreement type (in verb-initial sentences)…
Descriptors: Morphology (Languages), Syntax, Accuracy, Second Language Learning
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Pinheiro-Cadd, Marc – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
The faculty and administration at Drake University made the decision in 2001 to alter radically how language instruction was delivered and received, beginning by disbanding the long-standing Modern Language Department. The dissolution of the department and the new pedagogy caused ripples of concern and shock among language instructors and…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Departments
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Mroz, Aurore – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Many language practitioners feel ill equipped to address learners' pronunciation or have difficulties doing so because of limited class time, opportunities for individualized feedback, and approaches to evaluating intelligibility. However, it is crucial that students become understandable to native speakers who are unaccustomed to dealing with…
Descriptors: French, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods, Second Language Learning
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Paesani, Kate – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article reflects on the literacy turn in collegiate foreign language (FL) programs, taking as its central argument that the focus in FL curriculum, instruction, and research should not be on the content we teach, be it language, literature, or culture, but rather on textual thinking and literacies development. After providing a snapshot of…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Instruction, Curriculum, Thinking Skills
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Moreno-López, Isabel; Ramos-Sellman, Aida; Miranda-Aldaco, Citlali; Gomis Quinto, Maria Teresa – Foreign Language Annals, 2017
The researchers used qualitative and quantitative instruments to measure students' linguistic gains and their opinions and attitudes toward intercultural awareness while studying Spanish as a foreign language under four different pedagogical models: a traditional face-to-face classroom, face-to-face classes with a community-based learning…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Experiential Learning
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He, Yunjuan; Qin, Xizhen – Foreign Language Annals, 2017
This small-scale study reported American students' perception of the effect of their internship conducted in a study abroad program on their development of Chinese language proficiency, intercultural competence, and professional knowledge. The results indicate that a self-evaluated successful internship allows interns with intermediate-level…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Internship Programs, Foreign Countries, North Americans
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