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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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Arnold, Nike – Foreign Language Annals, 2013
The ability to make effective use of technology is becoming increasingly important for prospective language teachers. As a result, many teacher preparation programs include some form of training in computer assisted language learning (CALL). This study focuses on one component of such training, the textbooks used in methods courses, and employs…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Computer Assisted Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Barnes-Karol, Gwendolyn; Broner, Maggie A. – Foreign Language Annals, 2010
The centrality of culture and language learning in foreign language instruction is highlighted in the "Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century" (National Standards, 2006) and the MLA report, "Foreign Languages and Higher Education: New Structures for a Changed World" (MLA Ad Hoc Committee on Foreign Languages, 2007).…
Descriptors: Linguistic Competence, National Standards, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Paesani, Kate – Foreign Language Annals, 2005
This article outlines an approach to explicit grammar instruction that uses literary texts as comprehensible, meaning-bearing input. In this approach, which employs strategies from the teaching of grammar and the teaching of reading, literary texts serve as the basis of the inductive presentation of new grammatical forms and as a springboard for…
Descriptors: Grammar, Teaching Methods, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Berho, Deborah L.; Defferding, Victoria – Foreign Language Annals, 2005
Studying art from the target culture and student creation of original artwork in the second language (L2) classroom have many benefits. Both provide a springboard for discussion of the culture(s) under study as well as one's own. These activities also positively change the classroom atmosphere, generating student curiosity and lowering the…
Descriptors: Personality Traits, Learning Processes, Visual Arts, Art
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Carton, Dana – Foreign Language Annals, 1983
Discusses the use of standarized target language forms in the foreign language classroom. Describes appropriate documents and some typical classroom activities. (EKN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Creative Teaching, Higher Education, Instructional Materials
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Bretz, Mary Lee – Foreign Language Annals, 1990
Discusses the significant challenges, and some possible resolutions, facing foreign-language programs' use of authentic literature to increase students' reading and writing skills, focusing on the retraining of literature instructors. (CB)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing, Critical Thinking, Faculty Development
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Schofer, Peter – Foreign Language Annals, 1990
A discussion of the benefits and reasons for incorporating literature instruction into beginning and intermediary, as well as advanced foreign language programs, presents suggested prereading, reading, questioning, and postreading activities to help students enjoy and appreciate authentic foreign literature. (CB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Content Area Reading, Critical Thinking, Language Enrichment