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Loureiro-Rodriguez, Veronica – L2 Journal, 2013
This article reports on a classroom-based experience that draws from the critical approach to heritage Spanish language teaching and Hanauer's concept of meaningful writing. Participants were three students enrolled in a first-year course for heritage Spanish speakers at a major Canadian public university. The writing component of this language…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Heritage Language, Spanish Speaking, Writing Assignments
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Park, Gloria – L2 Journal, 2013
In this paper, I highlight four distinct but interconnected areas of my life history that I refer to as "autobiographic poetic waves." These waves are layered with the complex underpinning of racial, linguistic, gendered, classed, and professional identity politics that continue to not only liberate but also subjugate me at times. These…
Descriptors: Korean Americans, English Teachers, Scholarship, Professional Identity
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Lapidus, Alec; Kaveh, Yalda M.; Hirano, Mamiko – L2 Journal, 2013
This qualitative, naturalistic study examines thoughts expressed in autoethnographies and accompanying notes written by ESL teachers/learners who are enrolled in a graduate teacher education program in the US. These data are then juxtaposed with the Freirean idea that English learners can be empowered if they analyze their personal paths…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, English Teachers
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Garvin, Rebecca Todd – L2 Journal, 2013
This article describes a pedagogical project designed to optimize opportunities for individual, creative expression in L2 academic writing. Conducted in four EFL Composition classes in a university in mainland China, a writing project using poetry as a research methodology, first introduced by Hanauer (2010), was implemented and assessed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Neary-Sundquist, Colleen – L2 Journal, 2013
Previous research has shown that the degree of structure in a task affects the complexity, accuracy, and fluency of L2 oral production (Foster & Skehan 1999). The acquisition of pragmatic markers may be related to the development of second language fluency, but there is limited research on their use by second language learners on different…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, Pragmatics, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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Kim, Sujin; Dorner, Lisa M. – L2 Journal, 2013
This article examines the relationship between language and emotion, especially drawing attention to the experiences and perspectives of second language (SL) learners. Informed by the sociocultural perspective on the construction of emotion and its representation, this study highlights the intertwined relationship among emotions, cultural…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Adult Learning, Korean Americans
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Li, Houxiang – L2 Journal, 2013
Most conversation analysis (CA) studies of the initiation-response-feedback (IRF; Sinclair & Coulthard, 1975) sequence have focused on teacher actions in the feedback move. In this article, I use CA to analyze student initiatives (Waring, 2011) within an IRF sequence in one excerpt from a Chinese as a foreign language class. The excerpt…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Case Studies, Feedback (Response), Second Language Learning
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Smith, Maya – L2 Journal, 2013
SLA research on foreign language pedagogy has long demonstrated that culture is essential to language learning. However, presenting culture in the language classroom poses certain problems. For learners, there is a tendency to stereotype others and to rely excessively on the teacher. For teachers, there is a tendency to transmit isolated facts…
Descriptors: Connected Discourse, Culture, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction
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Wolcott, Timothy; Motyka, Matthew J. – L2 Journal, 2013
In this paper, we examine the case of Veronica, an American undergraduate studying abroad in Paris, whose struggles to negotiate linguistic and cultural differences highlight a deeply personal and emotional attempt to reconcile the symbolic values she assigns to her national, ethnic and "imagined" identities. While at first glance this…
Descriptors: Bias, Religious Factors, Study Abroad, Case Studies
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