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Acosta, Karen – Dimension, 2019
This study identified the reading comprehension strategies that English-speaking college students enrolled in beginner, intermediate, and advanced Spanish language classes at a major Midwestern university in the United States used to comprehend a text in their second language. The findings suggest that readers tended to use the same comprehension…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Reading Strategies, Spanish, Native Language
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Hughes, Haning Z. – Dimension, 2019
Foreign language (FL) acquisition requires not only the development of target language skills, but also a cultural understanding of the region and its people. While this article addresses the development of an advanced Chinese language and culture course using film, the principles illustrated can be adapted for use in other advanced-level FL…
Descriptors: Chinese, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Carver, Julie – Dimension, 2019
Social media has quickly become an integral part of day-to-day interaction for many university students. This exploratory study investigated the use of the social media site Instagram for written discussions in three introductory French classes (n= 83). Specifically, student perception on the role of image as a mediational tool (Vygotsky, 1978) to…
Descriptors: Social Media, French, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Methods
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Clifton, Alison – Dimension, 2019
Even in this digital age, as educational technologies are increasingly integrated into teaching and learning, textbooks continue to play a significant role within language classrooms. Many textbooks maintain a traditional approach to presenting grammar, including using grammatical terminology. However, students seem to have little knowledge of…
Descriptors: Grammar, French, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Surinn, Anna; Russell, Victoria; Davidson, Kelly F. – Dimension, 2019
World Language (WL) instruction in the U.S. can no longer be aimed toward a monolingual English speaker acquiring a second language (L2). Secondary students who take WL courses may speak a variety of languages, bringing their home language and culture into the classroom. Spanish is the second most commonly spoken language in the U.S. and many…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Spanish Speaking, French, Secondary School Students
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Glynn, Cassandra; Wassell, Beth – Dimension, 2018
In this paper, we draw on the current literature to argue that access to world language study for students from minoritized groups, students from under-resourced schools, and students with disabilities is a significant social justice issue. This inequitable access is exacerbated by three key issues: the devaluation of students' languages and…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Minority Groups, Disabilities, Second Language Learning
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Caballero-García, Begoña – Dimension, 2018
This article demonstrates the ways in which the Spanish curriculum at one private university integrated social justice learning targets guided by the ACTFL 21st Century Skills Map and the Partnership for 21st Century Skills in a Living Learning Community (LLC) course called "Social Consciousness and Developing 21st Century Skills." The…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Communities of Practice, Spanish, Second Language Learning
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Meredith, Britta; Geyer, Mareike; Wagner, Manuela – Dimension, 2018
This chapter bridges theories of social justice (e.g., Osborn, 2006) and intercultural citizenship (e.g. Byram, 2008) to classroom practices in an introductory German course at a research university. By interpreting a fairy tale [Cinderella], 16 university students reflected on issues of gender roles and (in)equality both in historical and current…
Descriptors: Sex Stereotypes, Sex Role, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Long, Sheri Spaine; Rasmussen, James – Dimension, 2017
This article reports on the integration of leadership studies into upper-level foreign language literature classes in German and Spanish in two undergraduate programs--a military university (USAFA) and a civilian university (UNC Charlotte). Taking into account ACTFL's [American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages] 21st Century Skills Map…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), German
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Godev, Concepción B. – Dimension, 2017
Despite increasing attention on literacy-based approaches to foreign language instruction (e.g. Allen & Dupuy, 2013; Barrette, Paesani, & Vinall, 2010; Byrnes, 2005; Kern, 2004; Magnan, Murphy, & Sahakyan, 2014) the communicative approach's emphasis on oral proficiency continues to shadow reading practices. Although research findings…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Courseware, Spanish
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Corbitt, William Keith – Dimension, 2017
Research on the acquisition of foreign languages by at-risk students has primarily focused on the Linguistic Coding Deficit Hypothesis (Horwitz, 2000). Recently, there has been a growing discussion regarding the effects of learning style rigidity (Castro, 2006; Castro and Peck, 2005; Corbitt, 2011; Sparks, 2006) and metacognitive awareness…
Descriptors: Metacognition, At Risk Students, Cognitive Style, Linguistic Theory
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Randolph, Linwood J., Jr.; Johnson, Stacey Margarita – Dimension, 2017
The goals of language education in the United States have always been informed by the social, historical, and political contexts in which the instruction takes place. In this paper, we make the case for social justice education in all language classrooms, and we explore the different threads of scholarship that inform social justice in language…
Descriptors: Social Justice, Second Language Instruction, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication
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Agostinelli-Fucile, Christina – Dimension, 2017
This study examines whether pronunciation instruction can improve listening comprehension in a second language. At the most basic level, listening comprehension involves the perception of individual sounds and sound contrasts, a process that is known to be related to production, or pronunciation, within the L2 phonological system. As improving…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Doyle, Michael Scott; Pujol, Anton; Godev, Concepción B. – Dimension, 2017
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte has long offered undergraduate and graduate programs in Spanish[left right arrow]English Translating and Translation Studies (TTS). The curriculum is based on a systematic articulation of history, theory, and method for all course work in different translation modes and content domains, and on…
Descriptors: Spanish, Translation, English, Undergraduate Study
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Coda, James – Dimension, 2017
World language education (WLE) offers students the opportunity to explore the linguistic and cultural identities of the target language. However, critical issues, such as the diverse sexual identities found within the target cultures and of the language learners themselves are often not addressed within the language learning experience. Also…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Cultural Differences, Sexual Identity, Sexual Orientation
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