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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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Shin, Ji-Young; Velázquez, Ashley J.; Swatek, Aleksandra; Staples, Shelley; Partridge, R. Scott – L2 Journal, 2018
Previous research has shown that developing second language (L2) academic writers use a limited set of reporting verbs in comparison to more advanced writers (Biber & Reppen, 1998; Hinkel, 2003; Kwon, Staples, & Partridge, 2018; Neff et al., 2003; Staples & Reppen, 2016). These writers also tend to rely on verbs that are typical for…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Academic Language, Writing (Composition), Verbs
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Schwartz, Adam; Boovy, Bradley – L2 Journal, 2017
An interactive exhibit at a university's "World Language Day" challenges systems of privilege that organize the study of "foreign" and "world" languages. Through discursive framing, participants' written responses reveal an alignment with hegemonic ideologies of race and nation that elevate English monolingualism as a…
Descriptors: Monolingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English
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Shinji, Kawamitsu – L2 Journal, 2015
Despite the social turn in views of language and the increasing attention to an application of genre theory in teaching languages, the field of Japanese-as-a-Foreign-Language (JFL) has not yet found genre a valuable resource for approaching learners' writing ability. Writing is still practiced as a psycholinguistic space to check learners'…
Descriptors: Japanese, Second Language Instruction, Grammar, Writing Instruction
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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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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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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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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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Garvin, Rebecca Todd – L2 Journal, 2013
This article describes a pedagogical project designed to optimize opportunities for individual, creative expression in L2 academic writing. Conducted in four EFL Composition classes in a university in mainland China, a writing project using poetry as a research methodology, first introduced by Hanauer (2010), was implemented and assessed for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Projects, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)