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Quan, Tracy – L2 Journal, 2019
Why learners return from study abroad (SA) with varying degrees of second language (L2) gains or differing attitudes towards the target language and culture remains an open question. This study employs theories of identity (Kinginger, 2013) and investment (Darvin & Norton, 2015; Norton Peirce, 1995) to examine the case of three learners of…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Student Attitudes
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Wang, Zhaozhe – L2 Journal, 2019
L2 writers likely perceive "good academic writing" as impersonal (Hyland, 2002; Shen, 1989; Tang & John, 1999). Yet research has shown that every linguistic and rhetorical choice that a writer makes--including, the presence/absence and different forms of self-mention--potentially reveals the writer's authorial identity (Ivanic,…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Form Classes (Languages), Academic Language, Persuasive Discourse
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Turpin, Kristen M. – L2 Journal, 2019
This study proposes a method for implementing trained peer response within the multiliteracies framework and then qualitatively examines its effectiveness. Three factors are considered: (1) the extent to which peer response training engaged learners in all four knowledge processes; (2) the quality of peer-to-peer feedback; and (3) students'…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Instructional Effectiveness, Feedback (Response), Student Attitudes
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Cohen, Andrew D. – L2 Journal, 2018
This article highlights a series of areas deemed worthy of attention by L2 researchers. In some cases the research effort would entail following up on studies initiated some years ago and in other cases the effort would involve relatively new research thrusts. The article includes ideas about research regarding: (1) "pathways to success in…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Error Correction, Pragmatics
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Burns, Katharine E. – L2 Journal, 2018
The United States is one of the world's most populous Hispanophone countries, with over 35 million Spanish-speakers. In addition, Spanish is the most widely taught foreign language in the United States, with more students enrolled in Spanish at the higher-education level than in all other modern languages combined. How, then, is the United States'…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Variation
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Allen, Heather Willis; Goodspeed, Lauren – L2 Journal, 2018
This qualitative study explored the impact of reading on writing in a collegiate French culture course that emphasized genre-based writing pedagogy. In particular, the study focused on how 19 advanced collegiate learners of French used model text resources in writing a letter-manifesto and what their perceptions were of participation in…
Descriptors: French, College Second Language Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Lotherington, Heather – L2 Journal, 2018
This paper repositions McLuhan's (1964/1965) extension theory of technology in the context of "mobile (-assisted) language learning" (MALL), and explores whether and how the medium (i.e., the mobile device) impacts the message (i.e., the target language) and the means by which it is taught in MALL. A survey of recommended commercial MALL…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices
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Palpacuer Lee, Christelle J. L. – L2 Journal, 2018
This paper presents a narrative account of teaching-researching-learning processes in practice, in the context of a language teacher development program at the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. Approaching L2 literacies as the interplay of intersubjective, sensory, and embodied experiences of language users in their situated encounters with symbolic…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Art, Museums, Teaching Methods
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Canning, Nicholas Alexander; Nelson, Mark Evan – L2 Journal, 2018
Graded readers, simplified versions of literature and other texts at graduated levels of difficulty, are widely employed in contexts of foreign language pedagogy and are widely considered to be a form of written-language input ostensibly suitable for a wide array of developmental stages. However, the efficacy of graded readers is not unchallenged,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, English Literature
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Menke, Mandy R. – L2 Journal, 2018
Recent scholarship has underscored the need for a new paradigm in university foreign language programs and put forward literacy as a necessary curricular goal (e.g., Byrnes, Maxim, & Norris, 2010; Kern, 2000; Paesani, Allen, & Dupuy, 2016; Swaffar & Arens, 2005). In light of the high percentage of courses they teach, non-tenure-track…
Descriptors: Literacy, Second Language Instruction, Nontenured Faculty, Faculty Development
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Gilliland, Betsy – L2 Journal, 2018
Ivan (pseudonym), the son of Mexican migrant farmworkers, rarely spent more than six months in the same school and by high school was still classified as an English language learner. This article traces Ivan's experiences as a language learner and writer, telling his story in his own words through his writing and ethnographic data collected during…
Descriptors: Migrant Children, Literacy, English Language Learners, Mexican American Education
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Blyth, Carl – L2 Journal, 2018
This essay examines textual engagement of two students during a Multiliteracies lesson on a French poem ("Liberté", Paul Eluard) in terms of the "multilingual subject" (Kramsch, 2009) and "the authentic speaker" (Van Compernolle, 2016). The case studies are based on personal data: (1) the students' autobiographies…
Descriptors: Multiple Literacies, Self Concept, Poetry, Multilingualism
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Elola, Idoia; Nakatsukasa, Kimi; Tecedor, Marta – L2 Journal, 2018
A growing number of bilingual and multilingual national and international students are enrolling in graduate programs in the United States, creating an urgent need to understand how these writers build knowledge of unfamiliar academic genres and become part of their disciplinary academic communities (Selony, 2014). Such students struggle with…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Graduate Students, Self Concept, English (Second Language)
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Thoms, Joshua J.; Poole, Frederick J. – L2 Journal, 2018
This exploratory study analyzes the digital literacy practices that resulted from learner-learner interactions within a virtual environment when collaboratively reading eighteen Spanish poems via a digital annotation tool over a four-week period in a college-level Hispanic literature course. Using an ecological theoretical perspective and…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, Spanish Literature, Computer Simulation, Second Language Learning
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Economidou-Kogetsidis, Maria; Soteriadou, Louiza; Taxitari, Loukia – L2 Journal, 2018
Using a short pedagogical intervention, a pretest-posttest design and baseline data (L1 English), the present study examined the effects of explicit instruction on the use of internal and external modification in requests among Greek Cypriot EFL learners. The findings revealed a complex picture with mixed results. Even though external modification…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics
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