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Marsden, Emma; Kasprowicz, Rowena – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This article reports on 2 connected studies that provide data about the flow of research to foreign language (FL) educators in majority Anglophone contexts. The first study investigated exposure to research among FL educators in the United Kingdom using 2 surveys (n = 391; n = 183). The data showed (a) some limited exposure to research via…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Teacher Surveys
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Dahl, Tove Irene; Ludvigsen, Susanne – Modern Language Journal, 2014
In what ways do native language (NL) speakers and foreign language (FL) learners differ in understanding the same messages delivered with or without gestures? To answer this question, seventh- and eighth-grade NL and FL learners of English in the United States and Norway were shown a video of a speaker describing, in English, a cartoon image that…
Descriptors: Role, Nonverbal Communication, Second Language Learning, Listening Comprehension
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Song, Juyoung – Modern Language Journal, 2012
This is a yearlong ethnographic case study of 2 study abroad South Korean families' language socialization practices in their home. It explored how these parents', particularly the mothers', future visions of their returning community in South Korea influenced their home language socialization practices. As their future vision, it employed the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Socialization, Ideology, Bilingualism
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Jeon, Mihyon – Modern Language Journal, 2010
The current study, by focusing on a group of university-level learners of Korean in the United States, explores the various ways in which Korean American students position themselves in and around the language and ethnicity. Over the course of 3 years, data for this study were collected through several methods, such as formal and informal…
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Action Research, Participant Observation, Korean
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Rosen, Russell S. – Modern Language Journal, 2008
The last 2 decades witnessed a growth in American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language in U.S. secondary schools. This overview of the current state of ASL as a foreign language in the schools consists of a history and a survey. The information on history was drawn from a study conducted by Rosen (2006). This history is followed by a national…
Descriptors: High Schools, Second Languages, Program Implementation, American Sign Language
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Robinson, John P.; Rivers, William P.; Brecht, Richard D. – Modern Language Journal, 2006
With President George W. Bush's unprecedented call in January 2006 to expand the foreign language capacity of the United States, it has become clear that languages other than English (LOE) are of great interest to public policy in the United States. Yet the language capacity of the United States remains poorly documented. The 2000 General Social…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Language Proficiency, Public Policy, Correlation
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Ware, Paige D.; Kramsch, Claire – Modern Language Journal, 2005
We discuss the challenges of Web-based teaching for language teachers and then describe in detail an extended episode of misunderstanding that occurred between 2 students discussing their versions of history during a classroom-based, asynchronous telecollaborative project between learners of German in the United States and learners of English in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Web Based Instruction, German, English (Second Language)
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Liebscher, Grit; Dailey-O'Cain, Jennifer – Modern Language Journal, 2005
This article is republished from "The Canadian Modern Language Review," 60, 4, pp. 501-526. It is published as an article exchange between the "MLJ" and the "CMLR." The articles for the exchange were selected by committees from the Editorial Board of each journal according to the following criteria: articles of…
Descriptors: Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Grosse, Christine Uber; Voght, Geoffrey M. – Modern Language Journal, 1991
Traces the development of Languages for Specific Purposes in the United States, presents a rationale for its place within the foreign language curriculum, and offers an assessment of its research base. (212 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Languages for Special Purposes
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Kinginger, Celeste – Modern Language Journal, 1998
Analysis of French used in teleconferences between American and French university students, relative to technical and discursive dimensions and learners' Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD), found much of the language used was beyond these learners' capability, due to heightened classroom anxiety and differences in language varieties used by…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Discourse Analysis
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Benseler, David P.; Lannoch, Martha Calvert – Modern Language Journal, 1994
Findings are reported from the annual survey of doctoral degrees granted in foreign languages, literatures, cultures, linguistics, and foreign language education in the following categories: African, Asian, French, Germanic, Italian, Near and Middle Eastern, Slavic, and Spanish languages/literatures; classics; comparative literature; theoretical…
Descriptors: African Languages, Afro Asiatic Languages, Austro Asiatic Languages, Cultural Awareness
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Bartel, Klaus J. – Modern Language Journal, 1976
The pedagogical, literary and journalistic significance of the German language in early America is outlined. The earliest record of German instruction is in 1702 in Germantown, Pa., where, in 1742, the first German school for girls was established. The disruptive effect of the Revolutionary War on German language use is reported. (MS)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Educational History, German, Language Role
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Impey, Michael H. – Modern Language Journal, 1975
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Ethnic Studies, European History, Instructional Materials