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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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Alshareefy, Rajwan – L2 Journal, 2018
Adopting Bourdieu's (1986, 1977) concepts of habitus, field, and capital as a framework, I reflect on my multiple fluid identities as I study, teach, and live within two socially, culturally, and politically distinct places (Iraq and the United States). I examine my privileged and/or marginalized self throughout my journey and the way this…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Social Theories, Advantaged, Disadvantaged
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Wu, Xi; Tarc, Paul – L2 Journal, 2016
This paper engages the perspectives of teachers working in an English language department of a vocational college in China. It takes a transdisciplinary approach, applying constructs from the fields of comparative education, postcolonial theories in education, and critical applied linguistics to a case study of English language teaching; while the…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Liu, Haiqin; Dervin, Fred – L2 Journal, 2016
With the current rise of China as a political, cultural, and economic superpower, Chinese as a foreign and second language has gained popularity worldwide. Finland is also responding to this global wave, as is reflected by the increasing number of Chinese courses in formal and informal settings in the Nordic country. Yet not all actors involved in…
Descriptors: Interdisciplinary Approach, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Czerwionka, Lori; Gorokhovsky, Bridget – L2 Journal, 2015
This case study developed a collaborative approach to the selection of a Spanish language textbook. The collaborative process consisted of six steps, detailed in this article: team building, generating evaluation criteria, formulating a meaningful rubric, selecting prospective textbooks, calculating rubric results, and reflectively reviewing…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Textbook Selection, Spanish, Second Language Instruction
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Crane, Cori – L2 Journal, 2015
The foreign language (FL) teaching "methods" course--which serves an increasingly diverse population of graduate students with varied teaching and learning experiences, professional goals, and developmental trajectories (Allen & Negueruela-Azarola, 2010)--is often the only dedicated space for graduate student instructors (GSIs) to…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Case Studies, Graduate School Faculty
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Ramírez, Andrés; Hyslop-Margison, Emery – L2 Journal, 2015
Neoliberal ideology has enjoyed tremendous success over the past thirty-five years by discursively suppressing structural dissent among working and middle class citizens of industrialized countries. The general decline in economic conditions faced by contemporary workers, coupled with the 2008 global financial crisis, forced neoliberal advocates…
Descriptors: Neoliberalism, Ideology, Linguistics, Higher Education
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Scott, Eric – L2 Journal, 2015
L2 pragmatic instruction in grammar and writing is an area of second language acquisition that is underutilized by many teachers. This paper follows the process of one teacher as the instruction of the pragmatic speech act of requesting is integrated into a low-level grammar class. First, an argument is made for the importance of including…
Descriptors: Pragmatics, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Writing (Composition)
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Zamboni, Camilla – L2 Journal, 2014
In this article, I will discuss the importance of the fundamental aspect of "bridging" in the wider context of language teaching. I will use "bridging" particularly in terms of cultural differences and underline the pivotal role of specific techniques, in a language class as well as in a pedagogy class or seminar, to help…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, Second Language Instruction, Native Speakers, Cultural Awareness
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Hsu, Shuliang – L2 Journal, 2014
Teaching Chinese as a second language in Taiwan vs. in the United States. How are they different? What are the challenges to teachers? This article will bring to you interesting findings from the perspective of a native speaking Chinese teacher.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Cross Cultural Studies
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Barahona, Byron A. – L2 Journal, 2014
This article discusses the perilous legitimacy and professional vulnerability of the foreign-born Spanish instructor in the U.S. First, it examines the academic goals of language and in particular Spanish departments regarding the development of language proficiency, the study of cultural values of the Spanish-speaking world, and the place of…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers