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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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Byram, Michael; Wagner, Manuela – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Language teaching has long been associated with teaching in a country or countries where a target language is spoken, but this approach is inadequate. In the contemporary world, language teaching has a responsibility to prepare learners for interaction with people of other cultural backgrounds, teaching them skills and attitudes as well as…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, Citizenship Education
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Swanson, Pete; Mason, Shannon – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Since the end of World War II, international leaders have made calls addressing the world language teacher shortage. For almost 70 years, such rhetoric has been advanced, yet world language teacher shortages remain in many countries such as Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In this article, the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Shortage
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Toth, Paul D.; Moranski, Kara – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Translating current principles of language learning into effective classroom practice requires a nuanced understanding of the cognitive and social factors that shape how learners engage in instructional activity. In this paper, we identify four principles that represent a current theoretical consensus in the field, which we hope will guide…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Educational Practices, Metalinguistics
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Marijuan, Silvia; Sanz, Cristina – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
In spite of advances in the understanding of the effects of the immersion experience on language and cultural development in the last three decades, many questions in study abroad (SA) research remain unanswered. The present article offers a close examination of the field as it is today with an eye toward future trends and gaps in the literature.…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Educational Trends
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Kessler, Greg – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
We are living in a time with unprecedented opportunities to communicate with others in authentic and compelling linguistically and culturally contextualized domains. In fact, language teachers today are faced with so many fascinating options for using technology to enhance language learning that it can be overwhelming. Even for those who are…
Descriptors: Futures (of Society), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Media
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Larsen-Freeman, Diane – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article begins by situating modern-day second language acquisition (SLA) research in a historical context, tracing its evolution from cognitive to social to sociocognitive accounts. Next, the influence of the zeitgeist is considered. In this era of rapid change and turmoil, there are both perils and opportunities afforded by globalization. In…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Global Approach, Educational Research
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Sykes, Julie M. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
The digital gaming industry has captured the public's attention worldwide and in the United States alone, the video game industry is predicted to increase by 30% from 2010 to 2019, reaching $19.6 billion in revenue (Takahashi, 2015, n.p.). Not surprisingly, digital gameplay is also rapidly expanding in educational domains. Although researchers…
Descriptors: Computer Games, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hult, Francis M. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
Language policy has developed into a major area of research that continues to expand and develop. This article examines potential directions for cross-pollination between the fields of language policy and foreign language education. First, publication trends are examined. Database searches were conducted for the journals "Foreign Language…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Planning, Language of Instruction
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Warner, Chantelle; Dupuy, Beatrice – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
In recent years, literacy has emerged as a key critical term in foreign language (FL) teaching and learning. This essay reflects on the history of literacy and on current developments, in particular those related to the development of multiliteracies paradigms. The article concludes with a discussion of emergent topics related to literacy and…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Hlas, Anne Cummings – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article argues for the field of foreign languages to begin to identify and define our Grand Challenges, which are difficult yet solvable problems facing our field. Seeking answers to these challenges can provide new opportunities for collaboration and can spur new directions and innovation within language learning and teaching. Researchable…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Educational Research, Educational Innovation
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Carreira, Maria; Kagan, Olga – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article discusses ideas that will likely figure prominently in the development of the field of heritage language (HL) studies over the next five decades. Drawing on the ideals that prompted the launch of the Heritage Language Initiative 20 years ago and building on the accomplishments of the field since then, we make several proposals for…
Descriptors: Native Language, Educational Research, Language Research, Native Speakers
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Moeller, Aleidine J.; Abbott, Martha G. – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
How close are we to the reality of all students having the opportunity to learn another language and gaining support for these efforts from the general public? The answer has a long history, which we point out by referencing articles that span the 50-year history of "Foreign Language Annals." From the 1979 President's Commission on…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Access to Education, Educational History
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Paesani, Kate – Foreign Language Annals, 2018
This article reflects on the literacy turn in collegiate foreign language (FL) programs, taking as its central argument that the focus in FL curriculum, instruction, and research should not be on the content we teach, be it language, literature, or culture, but rather on textual thinking and literacies development. After providing a snapshot of…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Instruction, Curriculum, Thinking Skills
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Lü, Chan – Foreign Language Annals, 2017
Pinyin is a sound-annotating system for Chinese characters using Roman letters. Teaching and learning Pinyin has been an important educational practice in Mainland China for native Chinese children, and it is also typically taught to beginning learners of Chinese as a foreign/second language in tertiary-level classrooms. However, whether it should…
Descriptors: Chinese, Orthographic Symbols, Written Language, Second Language Learning
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