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Husbye, Nicholas; Dorner, Lisa M. – L2 Journal, 2017
One-way, or foreign language, immersion schools face unique challenges as they seek to support the literacy development of their students. This manuscript draws on sociocultural theories of literacy development and the concept of languaging, the process of using language to make meaning. Working with two classrooms over one semester, we asked:…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Immersion Programs, Teaching Methods, Inquiry
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Kager, Maria – L2 Journal, 2015
Recent studies from the field of neurolinguistics and psycholinguistics suggest that bilinguals and multilinguals are in many ways fundamentally different from monolinguals, a difference that starts with a different cerebral structure for language. This difference will constitute the point of departure for my paper: If multilingual people are…
Descriptors: Neurolinguistics, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism
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Loureiro-Rodriguez, Veronica – L2 Journal, 2013
This article reports on a classroom-based experience that draws from the critical approach to heritage Spanish language teaching and Hanauer's concept of meaningful writing. Participants were three students enrolled in a first-year course for heritage Spanish speakers at a major Canadian public university. The writing component of this language…
Descriptors: Native Language Instruction, Heritage Language, Spanish Speaking, Writing Assignments
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Kim, Sujin; Dorner, Lisa M. – L2 Journal, 2013
This article examines the relationship between language and emotion, especially drawing attention to the experiences and perspectives of second language (SL) learners. Informed by the sociocultural perspective on the construction of emotion and its representation, this study highlights the intertwined relationship among emotions, cultural…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Adult Learning, Korean Americans