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Miller, Zachary F. – Applied Language Learning, 2016
This study examined whether cadets at a U.S. service academy perceived attitudinal differences toward their military and civilian L2 instructors along three variables: foreign language expertise, communicative anxiety, and relatability. Cadets' proficiency levels (divided by beginning and intermediate classes) and current instructor (civilian or…
Descriptors: Military Personnel, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Statistical Analysis
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Danan, Martine – Applied Language Learning, 2016
Through an analysis of students' reactions to transcription exercises, this exploratory study examined some of the differences between two forms of written help enhancing listening passages--second language (L2) captions and transcripts. This primarily qualitative analysis highlighted the role that student proficiency levels may have played in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension, Language Proficiency, Layout (Publications)
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Ashby, Wendy – Applied Language Learning, 2012
This article presents a case for adopting a constructivist approach in the teaching of culture to federal, business and civilian personnel. In support of this argument, the author: (1) outlines the history of culture teaching as it progresses from behaviorist through cognitive to constructivist orientations; (2) argues that a constructivist…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Models, Constructivism (Learning), Teaching Methods
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Rossiter, Marian J. – Applied Language Learning, 2005
This paper reports a study that investigated the development of second language (L2) communication strategies (code-switching, all-purpose words, word coinage, approximation, and circumlocution) over time. In the study, 8 adult learners in a full-time English as a second language program provided oral narrations of an eight-frame picture story at…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Communication Strategies, Code Switching (Language)
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Leow, Ronald P.; Egi, Takako; Nuevo, Ana Maria; Tsai, Ya-Chin – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Leow (2001a) employed concurrent data elicitation procedures (think aloud protocols) to investigate the benefits of textual enhancement, premised on the roles of attention and awareness (noticing), in second/foreign language (L2) learning. The present study follows this methodological approach to further investigate these benefits in addition to…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Spanish, Linguistic Input
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Wong, Wynne – Applied Language Learning, 2003
The study set out to investigate how textual enhancement (TE) as a form of input enhancement and increasing the comprehensibility of input via simplified input (SI) might impact adult L2 French learners' acquisition of the past participle agreement in relative clauses and their comprehension of three texts in which the target forms were embedded.…
Descriptors: Adult Students, French, Second Language Learning, Comprehension