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Orr, Joseph – Applied Language Learning, 2000
Highlights the sixth Command Language Program Manager seminar, hosted by the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center, which focused on language training opportunities that are available now as well as those that will be in the future. New initiatives discussed include an Arabic in Action course, Web-based language training, training…
Descriptors: Arabic, Immersion Programs, Military Personnel, Second Language Instruction
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Hokanson, Sonja – Applied Language Learning, 2000
This case study is a preliminary look at different styles associated with different activities preferred by students in a foreign language homestay situation, in this case 29 American college students in Guatemala, the stability of their choices of activities, and increments in their Spanish language performance after one month. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Cognitive Style, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Tomlinson, Brian – Applied Language Learning, 2000
Stresses the importance of the inner voice in second language (L2) learning and, in particular, its potentially valuable role in interaction with sensory images and affective impulses in creating mental representations of the world. Outlines characteristics and functions of first language inner voice by reference to a corpus of inner voice…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Cognitive Processes, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Woytak, Lidia, Ed. – Applied Language Learning, 1998
This journal is intended to be a vehicle for professional communication, discussion, and debate in the field of foreign language education, with a special emphasis on the instruction of adults in both commonly taught and less commonly taught languages, for functional purposes, in an intensive setting. Topics in this volume include the following:…
Descriptors: Adults, Cognitive Measurement, Cognitive Style, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Lee, James F.; Cadierno, Teresa; Glass, William R.; VanPatten, Bill – Applied Language Learning, 1997
Examines the hypothesis that learners focus their attention on lexical instead of grammatical items when processing input for semantic information. The study measured language processing via reconstruction of propositional content and recognition of verb tense within a passage. Results indicate that lexical cues improved reconstruction of a…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attention, College Students, Grammar
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Cohen, Andrew D. – Applied Language Learning, 1996
Defines behaviors that fall under the rubric of second language (L2) learner strategies and classifies different types of verbal report, indicating areas where it has contributed to the understanding of L2 learner strategies. Focuses on problematic issues regarding the use of verbal reports and notes ways to refine verbal report methods. (62…
Descriptors: Classification, Critical Thinking, Error Analysis (Language), Evaluation Methods
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Oxford, Rebecca L. – Applied Language Learning, 1996
Discusses the validity of the most widely employed second language learning strategy questionnaire, the English-as-a-Second-Language/English-as-a-Foreign-Language version of the Strategy Inventory for Language Learning). Details appropriate uses and limitations of questionnaires for strategy assessment. (80 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, English (Second Language), Learning Strategies, Measurement Techniques
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Abraham, Roberta G.; Vann, Roberta J. – Applied Language Learning, 1996
Reviews Bialystok's (1990a) analysis of communication strategy work and describes two studies in which products are interpreted within frameworks illuminating underlying processes of second language (L2) learning. Concludes that products, appropriately analyzed, can provide important insights into the processes of L2 learners. (73 references)…
Descriptors: Classification, Cloze Procedure, College Students, Communication (Thought Transfer)
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Dupuy, Beatrice C. – Applied Language Learning, 1997
Surveyed 49 intermediate-level French-as-a-Foreign-Language college students to determine whether they preferred extensive reading or grammar instruction for language acquisition and practice, and why. Students overwhelmingly preferred reading as more pleasurable and more beneficial for language acquisition. They considered grammar instruction…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, College Students, French, Grammar
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Young, Richard – Applied Language Learning, 1995
Examines two rating scales for assessment of oral proficiency and judges both as inadequate because they are based on an untenable theory of the development of proficiency in a second language and on mistaken intuitions about oral interaction. The paper concludes with a discussion of an architectural, context-dependent theory of second-language…
Descriptors: College Students, Developmental Stages, English (Second Language), Interlanguage
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Ellis, Rod – Applied Language Learning, 1994
This article examines four sets of factors that may potentially affect the incidental vocabulary acquisition from oral input of second-language (L2) learners. These include the intrinsic properties of L2 words; the nature of the input; the role of interaction; and individual learner factors. (Contains 85 references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Factor Analysis, Individual Differences, Interaction, Language Research
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Hinkel, Eli – Applied Language Learning, 1994
This study investigated whether 199 advanced nonnative speakers of English attending Ohio State University judged the appropriateness of speech acts of giving thanks in ways similar to those of native speakers. The results showed that speakers of Chinese, Indonesian, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, and Arabic ranked expressions of thanks differently…
Descriptors: College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context
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Lunberry, Clark – Applied Language Learning, 1994
This article examines instances of "para-poetic" writing produced by beginning and intermediate learners of English as a Second Language. It is suggested that the instructor or reader look beyond the conventional grammar and usage rules to appreciate the imagery of unusual juxtaposition of words and phrases in student work. Provides examples of…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Classification, English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language)
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Overstreet, Maryann; Yule, George – Applied Language Learning, 1999
Offers examples and proposals for fostering pragmatic awareness in a second language (L2) through the recognition of the interpersonal function of asset of common expressions in contemporary spoken English. Illustrates the use of these forms in marking assumptions of being similar, polite, accurate, being informative, and emphatic. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Interpersonal Communication, Metalinguistics, Oral Language
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Feyton, Carine M.; Flaitz, Jeffra J.; LaRocca, Michela A. – Applied Language Learning, 1999
Represents the second phase of a two-phase study examining the effect of heightening learners' general awareness of language learning strategies on student achievement. Findings and implications shed light on the complex but potentially valuable links between learner training and language performance. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Consciousness Raising, French, High Schools
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