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Burkhauser, Susan; Steele, Jennifer L.; Li, Jennifer; Slater, Robert O.; Bacon, Michael; Miller, Trey – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
Research has demonstrated that students in dual-language immersion programs perform as well as, or better than, their peers in core academic content areas by late elementary school. However, the extent to which immersion education fosters bilingualism has received less attention in the literature. Using data from a four-year efficacy study of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Immersion Programs, Bilingualism
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Kim, YouJin; Taguchi, Naoko – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
Previous task complexity studies have suggested that learners produce more negotiation of meaning opportunities during complex tasks than simple tasks (Robinson, 2011). The present study builds on the existing task complexity literature by examining the impact of task complexity and pragmatic situational demands on the number of learning…
Descriptors: Role, Pragmatics, Task Analysis, Asians
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Kissau, Scott; Adams, Mary Jo; Algozzine, Bob – Foreign Language Annals, 2015
Multiple studies conducted over the past decade have suggested the motivational and proficiency-related benefits of commencing language instruction at an early age. Limitations in many of these studies, however, have prevented their results from being applied to the teaching of foreign languages in the United States. In response to calls for…
Descriptors: Middle School Students, French, German, Spanish
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Ajayi, Lasisi – Foreign Language Annals, 2008
The purpose of this study is to examine English as a second language (ESL) teachers' sensitivity to their students' social-cultural backgrounds and the kind of constraints they face as they translate sociocultural perspectives into practice. Through both quantitative (questionnaire surveys) and qualitative (interviews) analysis, the study reports…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Secondary School Teachers, Teaching Methods, Student Attitudes