NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
Showing all 9 results Save | Export
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Dewaele, Jean-Marc; Magdalena, Andrea Franco; Saito, Kazuya – Modern Language Journal, 2019
The present study explores the relationship between Foreign Language Enjoyment (FLE) and Foreign Language Classroom Anxiety (FLCA) and a number of teacher-centered variables within the Spanish classroom context. Participants were 210 former and current learners of English as a foreign language (EFL) from all over Spain who filled out an online…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Characteristics
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Lasagabaster, David – Modern Language Journal, 2017
In Spain, more than 40% of the population lives in officially bilingual regions in which the minority language is used as a means of instruction at school and university. In addition, the increasing importance attached to learning English has led to the proliferation of multilingual school programs in which different languages are used to teach…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Learning Motivation, Multilingualism, Immigrants
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Busse, Vera – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This article explores adolescent students' attitudes toward learning English and other European languages studied at secondary school. The study is based on 2255 qualitative responses to a survey conducted in Bulgaria, Germany, the Netherlands, and Spain. The data reveal that, although differences between countries shape the experience of foreign…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Language Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Grey, Sarah; Cox, Jessica G.; Serafini, Ellen J.; Sanz, Cristina – Modern Language Journal, 2015
While research suggests that study abroad (SA) benefits second language (L2) oral fluency, its benefits for other domains are less clear, especially for shorterterm programs, which are becoming more common. Additionally, studies investigating the relationship between cognitive capacity and benefits of SA report inconsistent patterns. In light of…
Descriptors: Role, Individual Differences, Study Abroad, English
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Hewitt, Elaine; Stephenson, Jean – Modern Language Journal, 2012
This article reports on a replication study of a substantial piece of research published in "The Modern Language Journal", carried out by Elaine Matties Phillips in 1992, and entitled "The Effects of Language Anxiety on Students' Oral Test Performance and Attitudes." The aim of both studies was to assess the influence of…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Second Language Learning, Anxiety, Oral Language
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
Bernaus, Merce; Moore, Emilee; Azevedo, Adriana Cordeiro – Modern Language Journal, 2007
This study explored the affective factors influencing students' learning of Catalan across different year levels in a multilingual school community in Barcelona (Catalonia, Spain). Questionnaires were distributed to 176 students, from 12 to 17 years of age, registered in a public secondary school, the majority of whom were not born in Catalonia.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Multilingualism, Affective Measures, Official Languages
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Thomas, Lee – Modern Language Journal, 1996
Analyzes the issues at stake in the debate over official language legislation in the United States, focusing on the agenda of U.S. ENGLISH, an organization promoting the legislation of English as the official language of the United States. The article argues that restricting language rights can lead to social segregation and that people speak…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, English, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Liskin-Gasparro, Judith E. – Modern Language Journal, 1996
Analyzes the narrative, descriptive, and evaluative structures of one person's two stories, drawn from oral proficiency interviews, about the same event told at the intermediate high and advanced levels on the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) scale. The discourse analysis revealed that the second story builds upon the…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, Context Effect, Discourse Analysis
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Stewart, Melissa; Talburt, Susan – Modern Language Journal, 1999
Based on an ethnographic study that focused on the relations of students' in- and out-of-class cultural learning during a five-week study-abroad program in Spain, this article analyzes processes of teaching and learning in a Spanish culture and civilization class, the experiences of the only African-American student in the program, and students'…
Descriptors: Black Students, Cultural Awareness, Ethnography, Foreign Countries