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Rivers, William P.; Brecht, Richard D. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
In honor of the 50th Anniversary of "Foreign Language Annals," and recognizing the seminal role this journal has in informing the language education profession about policies and programs, we sketch a future for advocacy for language education in the United States. Drawing on the Languages for All initiative and the work of the…
Descriptors: Role, Periodicals, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Orton, Jane – Foreign Language Annals, 2014
Pedagogical norms for Chinese as a foreign language (CFL) shared by teachers, curriculum writers, and resource designers inside and outside of Chinese societies are yet to be established. To initiate and inform dialogue within the CFL community over shared expectations of learners, this study compared the judgments of students' oral presentations…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Grainger, P. R. – Foreign Language Annals, 2012
Although research into language learning strategies over the past 30 years has provided many insights into how good language learners facilitate the language learning process, few studies have targeted learners of Japanese in a foreign language learning environment. This study sought to (1) identify the spoken communication strategies used by…
Descriptors: Learning Strategies, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Communication Strategies
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Yoshida, Reiko – Foreign Language Annals, 2008
The present study examines Japanese language learners' perception of corrective feedback (CF) in pair work in relation to their noticing and understanding of their partners' CF and the factors that influence it. This study focuses on three learners, who worked together in pair work. The data collection methods consist of classroom observation,…
Descriptors: Japanese, Feedback (Response), Error Correction, Classroom Observation Techniques
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Yoshida, Reiko – Foreign Language Annals, 2007
Learners' spontaneous speech beyond interaction patterns such as teacher's initiation-learner's response-teacher's evaluation (I-R-E/F) (Heap, 1988; Mehan, 1979; Ohta, 1999) helps lead them to negotiated interaction (Boulima, 1999), which is effective for foreign language learning. This study examines both an instructor's and a learner's…
Descriptors: Speech, Second Language Learning, Discourse Analysis, Interaction
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Kleinsasser, Robert C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2001
Discusses articulation issues related to languages other than English (LOTE) in Australia. Data taken from from an independent school's admission documents over a 4-year period provide insights and reveal trends concerning students' preferences for language study, LOTE study continuity, and reasons for LOTE selection.(Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Educational Trends, Enrollment, Foreign Countries
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Thomson, Chihiro Kinoshita – Foreign Language Annals, 1998
Examines a junior teacher internship project in which a group of third-year Australian university students of Japanese participated regularly in first-year-Japanese classroom activities. Discusses learner autonomy and cooperative learning, the project procedures, and project evaluation in terms of reactions by both first-year and third-year…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, College Students, Cooperative Learning