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Park, Hae In; Solon, Megan; Henderson, Carly; Dehghan-Chaleshtori, Marzieh – Modern Language Journal, 2020
While an elicited imitation test (EIT) has been widely used as a measure of oral proficiency in second language acquisition (SLA) research, it is still unclear the extent to which memory capacity impacts EIT performance. In light of this gap, the present study sought to clarify the nature of elicited imitation by examining the relative…
Descriptors: Imitation, Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yilmaz, Yucel; Granena, Gisela – Modern Language Journal, 2019
The present study investigated a group of cognitive individual differences considered advantageous in second language learning and their role in language learning under implicit and explicit feedback conditions using both language awareness and language development measures. The study further investigated whether different types of awareness are…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Oral Language
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Di Silvio, Francesca; Diao, Wenhao; Donovan, Anne – Modern Language Journal, 2016
Examining speech samples from 75 American university students learning 1 of 3 languages (Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish), this article reports on a study of second language (L2) learners' oral fluency development and its relationship with their gains in holistic proficiency ratings during a semester abroad. In study abroad research, there is a…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Fluency, Study Abroad, Case Studies
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Grey, Sarah; Cox, Jessica G.; Serafini, Ellen J.; Sanz, Cristina – Modern Language Journal, 2015
While research suggests that study abroad (SA) benefits second language (L2) oral fluency, its benefits for other domains are less clear, especially for shorterterm programs, which are becoming more common. Additionally, studies investigating the relationship between cognitive capacity and benefits of SA report inconsistent patterns. In light of…
Descriptors: Role, Individual Differences, Study Abroad, English
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Fortune, Tara W.; Tedick, Diane J. – Modern Language Journal, 2015
This cross-sectional study used assessments developed by the Center for Applied Linguistics to examine the oral proficiency of 218 K-8 English-proficient students in 4 Spanish immersion programs. Following a comprehensive review of assessment results for English-proficient immersion learners, the article reports findings from statistical analyses.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Oral Language, Language Proficiency, Language Tests
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Sagarra, Nuria; Abbuhl, Rebekha – Modern Language Journal, 2013
This study investigates whether practice with computer-administered feedback in the absence of meaning-focused interaction can help second language learners notice the corrective intent of recasts and develop linguistic accuracy. A group of 218 beginning Anglophone learners of Spanish received 1 of 4 types of automated feedback (no feedback,…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Feedback (Response)
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VanPatten, Bill; Collopy, Erin; Price, Joseph E.; Borst, Stefanie; Qualin, Anthony – Modern Language Journal, 2013
This study presents the results of four experiments in the framework of processing instruction conducted with four language learner groups (Spanish, "n"?=?43; German, "n"?=?46; Russian, "n"?=?44; and French, "n"?=?48; discussed in that order). In each experiment, the processing problem was held constant (the…
Descriptors: Language Processing, Nouns, Grammar, Contrastive Linguistics
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Eddy, Peter, Comp.; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1976
This is the fifteenth in a series of catalogues of ERIC documents of interest to teachers and researchers in foreign languages and linguistics. The documents cited in the present list appeared in "Resources in Education" from January through June 1975. Titles are listed under the following headings and subheadings: (1) general: administration,…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Applied Linguistics, Bibliographies, Bilingual Education
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Eddy, Peter A., Comp.; McLane, Kathleen, Comp. – Modern Language Journal, 1976
This is the sixteenth in a series of catalogues of documents of interest to teachers and researchers in foreign languages and linguistics that have been processed into the ERIC system. The documents cited in the present list appeared in the monthly ERIC abstract journal "Resources in Education" (RIE) from July through December 1975. The list is…
Descriptors: American Indians, Applied Linguistics, Bibliographies, Biculturalism
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McLane, Kathleen, Comp.; Omaggio, Alice, Comp. – Modern Language Journal, 1977
This is the eighteenth in a series of catalogues of documents in the ERIC system that are of interest to teachers and researchers in foreign languages and linguistics. The documents cited in the present list appeared in the monthly ERIC abstract journal "Resources in Education" (RIE) from July through December 1976. The list is compiled from all…
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism
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Eddy, Peter A., Comp.; McLane, Kathleen, Comp. – Modern Language Journal, 1977
This is the seventeenth in a series of catalogues of documents in the ERIC system that are of interest to teachers and researchers in foreign languages and linguistics. The documents cited in the present list appeared in the monthly ERIC abstract journal "Resources in Education" from January through June, 1976. The list is compiled from all of the…
Descriptors: American Indians, Applied Linguistics, Bibliographies, Biculturalism
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Barry, Sue; Lazarte, Alejandro A. – Modern Language Journal, 1998
Tested how domain-related knowledge, syntactic complexity, and reading topic influence inference generation in the written recalls of English-speaking participants after they read Spanish historical texts. Three types of inferences were examined: within-text inferences, elaborative inferences, and incorrect inferences. (Author/JL)
Descriptors: Inferences, Knowledge Level, Language Tests, Prior Learning
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Brown, James W.; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1972
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Electronic Equipment, Equipment Utilization, Experimental Teaching
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Valdes, Guadalupe; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1992
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines are first reviewed and analyzed, followed by an analysis of the Spanish language writing produced by students at a very selective, private university who were enrolled at different levels of Spanish language study. (75 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Private Colleges
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Calvert, Laura D. – The Modern Language Journal, 1963
Peace Corps language training in Spanish at the University of New Mexico is described. Such training features as class size, instructional levels, instructional method, drill, grammar presentation, classroom and laboratory work, review, testing, supplementary materials, use of native informants, teacher characteristics, and practice at mealtime…
Descriptors: Grammar, Instructional Materials, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction
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