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Byon, Andrew Sangpil – Applied Language Learning, 2004
American KFL (Korean as a foreign language) students' communicative success depends to a large extent on their ability to express interpersonal meanings with target-language resources. However, information regarding how KFL students acquire, or fail to learn linguistic politeness through classroom learning is scarce. The nature of this study is…
Descriptors: College Students, Second Language Learning, Korean, Pragmatics
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McGarry, Richard – Applied Language Learning, 2004
This study examines the pedagogical and pragmatic motives behind error correction both in classroom contexts and in everyday conversation among native Spanish-speaking English teachers in Costa Rica. Survey and interview data are analyzed and discussed in terms of participants' attitudes toward correction of errors in L1 and L2 in various…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Error Correction, English Teachers, English (Second 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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Barcroft, Joe – Applied Language Learning, 2003
This study examined input enhancement and second language (L2) vocabulary learning while exploring the role of "distinctiveness," the degree to which an item in the input diverges from the form in which other items in the input are presented, with regard to the nature and direction of the effects of enhancement. In this study,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Vocabulary Development, Spanish, Measures (Individuals)
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Derwing, Tracey M.; Rossiter, Marian J. – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Identified changes in 48 nonnative speakers' (NNSs) pronunciation over a period of 12 weeks as a result of the type of instruction they received--global, segmental, and no specific pronunciation instruction. Implications for pronunciation instruction are drawn from the results. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Language Fluency, Pronunciation, Second Language Instruction
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McCollum, Daniel L. – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Measured self-efficacy and learning goal orientation in the foreign language learning domain. Investigated relationships between self-efficacy, learning goal orientation, and foreign language achievement. Students studying German at Pennsylvania State University completed the new instrument--the Measure of Foreign Language Achievement (MOFLAP).…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, College Students, Educational Objectives, German
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Sasaki, Yoshinori; Hayakawa, Harumi – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Two studies clarified instructional effects of review quizzes as part of assessment. In one, a survey instrument was administered to Japanese college students, inquiring if they would like to have quizzes as part of assessment. In the second, a different set of students in the following year's Japanese course were allowed to choose whether they…
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Japanese, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Woytak, Lidia – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Describes a personal vision of the National Museum of Language. Envisions it as a place dedicated to the preservation of U.S. language heritage and as a place where every American can find information and Inspiration on all language matters. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Languages, Museums, Second Languages
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Smith, Patrick H.; Leon, Natalia Martinez – Applied Language Learning, 2003
Responds to Robert Kaplan's discussion of language teaching and language policy presented in a earlier article. Special attention is given to the idea that attempts to modify the use of Spanish in the United States should pay greater attention to conditions in Latin America. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Language Planning, Public Policy
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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
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Hinkel, Eli – Applied Language Learning, 2001
Presents a comparative analysis of median frequency rates of explicit cohesive devices employed in academic texts of students who were speakers of English, Japanese, Korean, Indonesian, and Arabic. Specific focus is on cohesive devices, such as phrase-level coordinators, sentence transitions, logical-semantic conjunctions, demonstrative pronouns,…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Gonzalez-Bueno, Manuela – Applied Language Learning, 2001
Proposes a model for the inclusion of a pronunciation teaching unit within second language/foreign language teacher preparation programs. A pilot course was offered at the University of Kansas in 1998. It was expected that this component would give prospective language teachers the requisite background for making decisions concerning pronunciation…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Teachers, Models, Pronunciation Instruction
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Callahan, Philip; Shaver, Peter – Applied Language Learning, 2001
Addresses technical and learning issues relating to a formative implementation of a computer assisted language learning (CALL) browser-based intermediate Russian program. Instruction took place through a distance education implementation and in a grouped classroom using a local-area network. Learners indicated the software was clear, motivating,…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Distance Education, Local Area Networks
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Stefanik, Jozef – Applied Language Learning, 2001
Verified the validity of the critical period hypothesis for the Slovak language. Recordings and short essays of native speakers of Slovak and nonnative bilinguals were evaluated by native Slovak judges. Studied critical period hypothesis for language and speech, relationships between age and education of judges, and correct identification scores.…
Descriptors: Age, Bilingualism, Linguistic Theory, Native Speakers
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Wilhelm, Kim Hughes; Rivers, Marilyn – Applied Language Learning, 2001
Focuses on the evolution of an assessment scheme implemented in an English for academic purposes (EAP) process writing course that sought to meet the assessment needs of three different audiences: learners, teachers, outsiders. Assessment plans and revisions are described. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Process Approach (Writing)
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