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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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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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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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Shin, Naomi L.; Hudgens Henderson, Mary – Foreign Language Annals, 2017
Advanced grammar courses often present standardized grammar rules to students without considering sociolinguistic variation. As a result, many native/heritage students feel that they speak "incorrectly," and many second language learners do not get an accurate picture of the target language's real-world grammar. This article describes…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Teaching Methods, Spanish, Second Language Learning
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Kissau, Scott; Algozzine, Bob – Foreign Language Annals, 2017
Studies investigating teacher candidate performance on traditional assessments of content knowledge place emphasis on just one of many skills needed to be an effective foreign language teacher; they also fail to explain why many teacher candidates with advanced oral proficiency struggle in the classroom and why some with less advanced language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language, Language Teachers
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Altstaedter, Laura Levi – Foreign Language Annals, 2017
The mixed-methods pilot study described in this article traces the development of a Spanish for Specific Purposes: Health Professions course that was designed to help future health care professionals develop their linguistic proficiency and intercultural abilities. The study included nursing, medical, and dental students and was conducted at a…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Curriculum Development, Allied Health Occupations Education
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Krashen, Stephen – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
Lindseth (2016) reported that direct instruction and practice using the German verb-inversion rule resulted in higher accuracy in an oral test for college students, supporting the hypothesis that explicit linguistic knowledge can become implicit linguistic knowledge. It is quite likely, however, that the conditions for the use of conscious…
Descriptors: Verbs, Grammar, German, Oral Language
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Kitajima, Ryu – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
Corpus linguistics identifies the qualitative difference in the characteristics of spoken discourse vs. written academic discourse. Whereas spoken discourse makes greater use of finite dependent clauses functioning as constituents in other clauses, written academic discourse incorporates noun phrase constituents and complex phrases. This claim can…
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Protocol Analysis, Statistical Analysis, Second Language Learning
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