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Lindseth, Martina – Foreign Language Annals, 2016
This study examines the effects of form-focused instruction (FFI) on the acquisition of subject-verb inversion word order in declarative sentences in German. A group of U.S. college students who participated in a semester-long study abroad program in Germany and were comparable in terms of preprogram oral proficiency levels and accuracy scores in…
Descriptors: German, Grammar, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Muller, Mareike – Foreign Language Annals, 2013
This article aims to reconceptualize pronunciation teaching and learning according to the tenets of the 2007 MLA Report and its call for translingual/transcultural competence. The critical discussion of current teaching and research practices shows that the realm of pronunciation has benefitted little from debates on intercultural language…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Multilingualism, Pronunciation Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Lindseth, Martina U. – Foreign Language Annals, 2010
This study measures and analyzes improvements in students' oral proficiency during a study abroad semester in Germany. Oral proficiency interviews were conducted with participants before and after the program during three consecutive years. All interviews were assigned official ratings. Usage of two specific grammar structures associated with the…
Descriptors: Oral Language, Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, Language Proficiency
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Schuetze, Ulf – Foreign Language Annals, 2008
This article reports on a study carried out twice on an online second language course that was set up between a Canadian University and a German University. In that course, students of German in Canada and students of English in Germany exchanged 2,412 messages in 2004 and 1,831 messages in 2005. A list of processing criteria for assessment was…
Descriptors: Visual Arts, Second Languages, Foreign Countries, Communicative Competence (Languages)