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Shook, David J. – Applied Language Learning, 1999
Provides information regarding the input-to-intake phenomenon by exploring data that were gathered but not analyzed in Shook (1994): reading recalls produced by subjects after reading the input passages. Two levels of Spanish students read reading passages containing one of two different target items under one of three different attention…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Language Tests, Linguistic Input
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Child, James; And Others – Applied Language Learning, 1993
Working definitions of proficiency and performance in language testing are established, and their role in multidimensional testing is examined. The discussion also covers the relationship between proficiency and performance, a comparison of both types of tests, and performance test scoring dilemmas. (Contains 17 references.) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Definitions, Evaluation Methods, Guidelines
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Dupuy, Beatrice; Krashen, Stephen D. – Applied Language Learning, 1993
Third semester college students of French viewed part of a film, read part, and then were given a surprise vocabulary test with colloquial words from the text. Their performance, compared to a control group, suggests that incidental vocabulary acquisition is possible in a foreign language situation. The test is appended. (Contains eight…
Descriptors: Context Clues, French, Hidden Curriculum, Higher Education
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Oxford, Rebecca L. – Applied Language Learning, 1993
A discussion of gender differences in human development and language use is followed by reports of research on styles and strategies in learning a second or foreign language. Instructional implications for second-language classrooms are highlighted. (Contains 100 references.) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Cognitive Style, Language Research, Language Usage
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bar-Lev, Zev – Applied Language Learning, 1993
A multilanguage project for development of a foreign-language curriculum is reported along with the teaching method that has evolved from it. The method is represented primarily in a set of "mini-courses," each being a short introduction to a given language. (Contains 34 references.) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Grammar, Introductory Courses, Language Fluency
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Meunier, Lydie E. – Applied Language Learning, 1994
Addresses the renewed debate on cooperative learning in foreign language classrooms. First, the rationale for communicative language teaching in foreign language instruction is reported. Focus then shifts to research on potential drawbacks of communicative language teaching. Second, the role computers can play in cooperative learning is discussed,…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction
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Shook, David J. – Applied Language Learning, 1994
This study focused on the input-to-intake phenomenon: Can foreign language/second language (L2) learner-readers process grammatical information presented via written input as intake? Multiple tasks were designed to assess the processing of input into intake by first- and second-year students of Spanish. (JL)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Grammar, Linguistic Input, Linguistic Theory
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McQuillan, Jeff – Applied Language Learning, 1994
This study examined the attitudes of 49 second-language students toward 2 language acquisition activities: grammar exercises and extensive reading of popular literature. Results showed, by a significant margin, student favored reading over grammar in both respects. (includes references) (JL)
Descriptors: Grammar, Learning Activities, Literature, Second Language Learning
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Garrett, Nina – Applied Language Learning, 1991
Discusses the application of technology to pedagogical models of foreign-language instruction. Feedback and language processing are reexamined, and the debate about whether computers should be used for drills or creative activities is addressed. Finally, training issues and teacher support needs are identified. (seven references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Feedback, Language Processing
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Otto, Sue K. – Applied Language Learning, 1991
Describes what training faculty members need to use technology and develop software for the language learning experience of their students. A degree program in Foreign Language Instructional Technology for Teachers is proposed, and specific areas are recommended for training. (four references) (GLR)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Computer Software Development, Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction
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Ariew, Robert – Applied Language Learning, 1991
Provides information on software tools, technologies, strategies for evaluation, and factoring-in teaching considerations. Also included is an extensive review of computer-assisted language learning materials and a software evaluation questionnaire. (16 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Evaluation
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Holznagel, Donald C. – Applied Language Learning, 1991
Introduces the term "orgware" and reviews the literature on managing technological innovation in instructional settings. Six areas of management concern are described, and advice on managing innovation and change is provided. (11 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology
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Pusack, James P. – Applied Language Learning, 1991
Provides practical information on multimedia and mass storage devices, productivity tools and authoring systems, and software/hardware compatibility for language training. Also provided is an extensive list of recommendations for creating effective software and another for selecting, developing, and adapting software. (GLR)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Computer Software Development
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Bush, Michael D. – Applied Language Learning, 1991
Reviews principles for hardware selection, and forecasts the state of technology in terms of fidelity, feedback, and open architecture in language training. (six references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Computers, Educational Technology, Feedback
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Byrnes, Heidi – Applied Language Learning, 1989
Examines the rating scale and the testing procedure of the oral interview for evidence of discourse competence. The paper suggests that a careful examination of the processing capabilities might serve as a valid indicator of their discourse competence. (24 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Interviews, Language Fluency, Language Proficiency
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