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Sudermann, David P.; Cisar, Mary A. – Modern Language Journal, 1992
Foreign Language across the Curriculum (FLAC), a practice that modifies non-FL liberal arts courses to include an FL reading component, is described as implemented at two private colleges. It is concluded that FLAC offers only a token FL benefit to most students. (33 references) (LB)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Curriculum Development, Global Approach, Higher Education
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Valdes, Guadalupe; And Others – Modern Language Journal, 1992
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages Proficiency Guidelines are first reviewed and analyzed, followed by an analysis of the Spanish language writing produced by students at a very selective, private university who were enrolled at different levels of Spanish language study. (75 references) (LB)
Descriptors: Higher Education, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Private Colleges
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Platt, Elizabeth; Troudi, Salah – Modern Language Journal, 1997
Views the experiences of a limited-English-speaking Liberian child of limited educational background in relation to her teacher's beliefs about language, acculturation, natural cognitive processes, and cooperative learning. Argues that in the case of linguistic minority children in mainstream classrooms, powerful ideas viewed from a sociocultural…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Case Studies, Cognitive Processes, Cooperative Learning
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Sparks, Richard L.; Ganschow, Leonore – Modern Language Journal, 1993
A discussion of the Linguistic Coding Deficit Hypothesis presents an overview of the theory; describes five prototypes of second-language learners, each illustrated by a distinct language processing profile; and examines how the ability to identify prototypes can help teachers interpret student difficulties and design instruction to address them.…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classification, Cognitive Style, Comparative Analysis
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Fryer, T. Bruce; Day, James T. – Modern Language Journal, 1993
An established preintern language program, the interdisciplinary Master's in International Business Studies at the University of South Carolina, is described. Graduate survey results suggest the importance of the internships but also some need to link culture studies more closely with language studies. The questionnaire is appended. (25…
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Cultural Awareness, Education Work Relationship, Field Experience Programs
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Schinke-Llano, Linda; Vicars, Robert – Modern Language Journal, 1993
In a study of learners' levels of comfort with language activity types allowing differing degrees of interaction, 110 first-year college students of French, Spanish, and Italian were surveyed at a university and community college. Results suggest the value of activities facilitative of negotiated interaction. The questionnaire is appended. (10…
Descriptors: Class Activities, College Second Language Programs, College Students, Higher Education
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Davis, James N; Bistodeau, Linda – Modern Language Journal, 1993
Data from Think Aloud protocols were used to determine how two groups of adult subjects approached reading. Analysis indicates that vocabulary proficiency has a power impact on psychological processing of second-language reading by novices but also that culturally determined literacy practices may be a factor. (Contains 34 references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Influences, Language Acquisition
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Dekeyser, Robert M. – Modern Language Journal, 1993
The efficiency of oral error correction was investigated as a function of 35 Dutch-speaking high school seniors' individual characteristics of aptitude, motivation, anxiety, and previous achievement. Results were mixed but generally suggest that error correction does not lead to across-the-board improvement of achievement. (Contains 55…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Error Correction, Foreign Countries, Grammar
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Azevedo, Milton M. – Modern Language Journal, 1979
This article presents a survey of textbooks for second-year college Spanish courses published in the last ten years. (CFM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
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Garrison, David L. – Modern Language Journal, 1979
Outlines a lesson in a college Spanish class in which the students were shown the close relationship between Spanish and Portuguese. This kind of class not only makes the students more conscious of the relatedness of languages but also can stimulate their interest in studying another language. (CFM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Motivation Techniques
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