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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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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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Dracos, Melisa; Henry, Nick – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
The acquisition of verbal morphology presents challenges for many second language (L2) learners, in part because they do not readily process those forms during sentence comprehension. Instead, L2 learners rely on lexical-semantic cues (e.g., temporal adverbs and explicit subjects). This study investigated the role of task-essential training in…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Language Processing, Spanish, Second Language Learning
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Sánchez-Gutiérrez, Claudia H.; Hernández Muñoz, Natividad – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article investigated the development of morphological awareness (MA) across three groups of students of Spanish as a second language (SSL) with different levels of proficiency. Four morphological assessment tasks on relational knowledge were designed in a simultaneous cross-sectional study that differed in two dimensions: complexity level…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Proficiency
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Hernández, Todd A.; Boero, Paulo – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
The present study examined the impact of pedagogical intervention on students' request performance during short-term study abroad (SA). Prior to departure, students received explicit instruction about requests. During their time abroad, they were given tasks to strategically develop their pragmatic competence. Requests were assessed with a…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Intervention
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Kanwit, Matthew; Elias, Vanessa; Clay, Rebecca – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Research on nativelike variation in second language (L2) systems indicates that learners studying abroad may adapt to regional norms as they build sociolinguistic competence (e.g., Kanwit & Solon, 2013; Salgado-Robles, 2014). Spanish exhibits variation between the intensifiers "muy" [very] and "bien" [very] across numerous…
Descriptors: Language Variation, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Sparks, Richard L.; Patton, Jon; Luebbers, Julie – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Second language (L2) educators have proposed a unique anxiety for general L2 learning and an anxiety specific to L2 reading. Since the early 1990s, the L2 anxiety concept has been challenged on theoretical and empirical grounds. In this investigation, U.S. high school L2 learners were administered the Foreign Language Reading Anxiety Scale (FLRAS)…
Descriptors: Anxiety, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Reading Comprehension
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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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Gatti, Alberta; O'Neill, Teresa – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article describes what Intermediate and Advanced heritage language learners of Mandarin Chinese, Korean, and Spanish can do when writing in their heritage language, and what prevents these writers from performing at the next proficiency level. One hundred eighty-seven samples were collected using the ACTFL Writing Proficiency Test. Each…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Literacy Education, Teaching Methods, Language Proficiency
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Cox, Troy L.; Malone, Margaret E. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article presents evidence for a validity argument on the ACTFL Assessment of Performance Toward Proficiency in Languages (AAPPL) tests (Interpersonal Listening/Speaking, Presentational Writing, Interpretive Listening, and Interpretive Reading) by summarizing an analysis of the 2014 test data from examinations administered in three languages…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Guidelines
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Watzinger-Tharp, Johanna; Rubio, Fernando; Tharp, Douglas S. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
The assessment of dual language immersion (DLI) students' proficiency in the partner language plays a key role in program evaluation. This article reports findings from a large-scale study, drawing on cross-sectional assessment data from 73 schools and longitudinal data from 25 schools. Students were tested in the interpretive (listening and…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, Bilingual Education Programs, Grade 6, Chinese
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Pascual y Cabo, Diego; Prada, Josh – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article describes a pedagogical initiative that identifies opportunities for increased efficiency and functionality in the teaching and learning of Spanish in the context of the United States. At the core of this initiative is the reformulation of curricular and programmatic approaches in terms of current social, cultural, and linguistic…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Heritage Education
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Walls, Laura C. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This study investigated the dynamics between matched heritage language learner (HLL) dyads, second language learner (L2L) dyads, and mixed HLL-L2L dyads in the Spanish L2 classroom. Data come from 15-minute video recordings of 16 dyads, including four HLL-HLL, four L2L-L2L, and eight HLL-L2L dyads that were collected during collaborative writing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Heritage Education, Collaborative Writing, Community Colleges
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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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Schmidt-Rinehart, Barbara C.; LeLoup, Jean W. – Foreign Language Annals, 2017
This article reports the findings of sociolinguistic research investigating the use of second-person singular pronouns in Costa Rica. The study was carried out onsite and involved 132 interviewees from all seven provinces of the country. These subjects reacted to scenarios in which they had to choose their preferred pronoun of use…
Descriptors: Sociolinguistics, Language Variation, Spanish, Foreign Countries
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