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Denies, Katrijn; Yashima, Tomoko; Janssen, Rianne – Modern Language Journal, 2015
This study investigates willingness to communicate (WTC) and its determinants through structural equation modelling (SEM). Building on models by MacIntyre and Charos (1996) and Yashima (2002), it addresses 3 apparent gaps in the current knowledge base: It is the first SEM-based WTC study in a Western European context, investigating French as a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Structural Equation Models, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bollen, Katrien; Baten, Kristof – Modern Language Journal, 2010
Although Belgium is officially trilingual (Dutch, French, and German), its legislation does not allow for bilingual education (BE). Recently, concerns about the position of Dutch in the face of French and immigrant languages have politicized the issue in the bilingual capital of Brussels and the Dutch-speaking region of Flanders. Considering…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, News Reporting, Foreign Countries, French
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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