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Shively, Rachel L. – L2 Journal, 2016
This case study examines how one study abroad student oriented to social interaction during a semester in Spain. Using an activity theoretical approach, the findings indicate that the student not only viewed social interaction with his Spanish host family and an expert-Spanish-speaking age peer as an opportunity for second language (L2) learning,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Study Abroad, Interaction
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Michelson, Kristen; Dupuy, Beatrice – L2 Journal, 2014
Recent scholarship has proposed a pedagogy of multiliteracies to frame FL curricula and instruction, and encourage critical reflection about language use through a variety of discourses and textual genres. One pedagogical framework conducive to fostering learners' intersemiotic awareness is Global Simulation (GS). GS consists in the creation of a…
Descriptors: Multiliteracies, Second Language Instruction, French, Simulation
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Al-Saraj, Taghreed M. – L2 Journal, 2014
With the increase in globalization, the study of English has become common in Saudi Arabia, but students' experiences of foreign language anxiety (FLA) have been underexamined. Saudi Arabia and other Arab countries are culturally distinct from the Western world, where the most popular assessments of FLA were developed. Through a qualitative and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Questionnaires
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Moore, Leslie C.; Park, Seo Hyun – L2 Journal, 2014
This article examines grammar instruction produced on the fly by a teacher in response to students' questions in a Dutch as foreign language classroom. Such sequences merit attention because they present teachers with the opportunity and the challenge to provide unplanned instruction on an aspect of grammar to which a student has shown herself to…
Descriptors: Indo European Languages, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Teaching Methods