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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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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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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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Scarino, Angela; Liddicoat, Anthony J. – L2 Journal, 2016
Understanding and working with the complexity of second language learning and use in an intercultural orientation necessitates a re-examination of the different theories of learning that inform the different schools of second language acquisition (SLA). This re-examination takes place in a context where explicitly conceptualizing the nature of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach, Learning Theories
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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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Bae, Sohee; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – L2 Journal, 2016
Since the late 1990s, early study abroad (ESA) in English-speaking countries has been a popular educational strategy for pre-university Korean students to acquire important language skills such as global English, which is imagined to help them prepare for the competition in global educational and occupational market. However, as ESA, commonly…
Descriptors: Social Status, Cultural Capital, Multilingualism, Study Abroad
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Kinginger, Celeste – L2 Journal, 2016
In qualitative research on Americans in study abroad contexts, female gender often emerges as problematic, with young women portrayed as hapless victims of sexual harassment. The assumption underlying interpretation of these studies appears to maintain that female students are victimized because they find themselves in places where inherently…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Personal Narratives, Student Attitudes, Sexual Harassment
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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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Martinsen, Rob A. – L2 Journal, 2015
This article investigates a project that used student-centered teaching and languages for specific purposes to increase university students' motivation to study Spanish and willingness to communicate. After reflecting on their personal goals and interests, students were required to choose a purpose or context in which they might use Spanish in…
Descriptors: Spanish, Second Language Instruction, Student Centered Learning, College Students
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Chamcharatsri, Pisarn Bee – L2 Journal, 2013
Writing to express emotions can be a challenging task for second language (L2) writers, especially because it tends to be a process that is less addressed in language classrooms. This paper aims to expand thinking on L2 literacy and writing by exploring how L2 writers can express emotion (fear) through narratives both in their first language (L1)…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Fear, English (Second Language), Thai
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Lapidus, Alec; Kaveh, Yalda M.; Hirano, Mamiko – L2 Journal, 2013
This qualitative, naturalistic study examines thoughts expressed in autoethnographies and accompanying notes written by ESL teachers/learners who are enrolled in a graduate teacher education program in the US. These data are then juxtaposed with the Freirean idea that English learners can be empowered if they analyze their personal paths…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, English Language Learners, English Teachers
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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