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Teo, Timothy; Hoi, Cathy Ka Weng; Gao, Xuesong; Lv, Leining – Modern Language Journal, 2019
In light of popular nationalism on the rise in China and Japan, this inquiry develops and validates a survey instrument to document university students' motivation to learn Japanese in mainland China and explore how the learning of a foreign language may lead to better cross-cultural understanding. A total number of 398 Chinese learners of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Japanese
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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
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Herazo, José David; Davin, Kristin J.; Sagre, Anamaria – Modern Language Journal, 2019
Because scaffolded feedback is a key component of dynamic assessment (DA) and is present in some forms of corrective feedback (CF), it can be unclear how the 2 frameworks differ. Further complicating the distinction, many second language (L2) DA studies have focused on how a teacher provides mediation as a series of prompts, usually in reaction to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Feedback (Response), Student Evaluation
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Nagle, Charles; Sachs, Rebecca; Zárate-Sández, Germán – Modern Language Journal, 2018
This study explored teachers' beliefs about pronunciation instruction in Spanish as a second language (L2). An online survey was used to collect data from 100 participants, grouped into 4 categories based on their previous training in principles and methods of pronunciation instruction. This article reports results from 15 survey items which…
Descriptors: Pronunciation, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Yang, Xueyan; Tao, Xin – Modern Language Journal, 2018
This case study compares the discourse behaviors of 2 Chinese teachers of English as a Foreign Language (EFL), one rated high and one rated low by their respective students. The teachers were each audio-recorded for a total of 100 minutes during the 'text session' of an Intensive Reading course. Drawing on Yang's (2010) model of EFL classroom…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Classroom Communication
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Graus, Johan; Coppen, Peter-Arno – Modern Language Journal, 2018
This study explored the role teacher education plays in influencing student teachers' pedagogical grammar cognitions--defined as what student teachers know, think, and believe regarding grammar instruction--on the premise that investigating the impact of teacher education (or lack thereof) is more fruitful when considering it the result of complex…
Descriptors: Student Teachers, Grammar, Schemata (Cognition), English (Second Language)
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Ó Murchadha, Noel; Flynn, Colin J. – Modern Language Journal, 2018
Target varieties for language learning are contentious in applied linguistics and sociolinguistics. Debates centre on the nature and utility of alternative norms. Approximation to 'native speaker' practices is the hallmark of language education. Thus, policy and pedagogy frequently orient toward achieving native-like production. While many…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Language Variation, Irish, Second Language Learning
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König, Johannes; Tachtsoglou, Sarantis; Lammerding, Sandra; Strauß, Sarah; Nold, Günter; Rohde, Andreas – Modern Language Journal, 2017
The study examines the connection between domain-specific learning opportunities in English as a foreign language (EFL) teacher preparation and preservice EFL teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK). Using a sample of 444 preservice EFL teachers for secondary schools, it contrasts groups at the end of the 2 phases required in German teacher…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Burri, Michael; Chen, Honglin; Baker, Amanda – Modern Language Journal, 2017
The constructs of teacher cognition and teacher identity have recently gained considerable attention in second language teacher education research for their crucial roles in understanding teacher learning. While a number of current studies have examined the contributions of both constructs, the connections between cognition and identity are yet to…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Pronunciation Instruction
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Barkhuizen, Gary – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This article explores the identities of tutors working in one-to-one instructional arrangements, which entail a tutor and an adult English learner working together to meet the particular language learning needs and goals of the learner. The tutors in this study are matched with their partners through an organization in New Zealand which aims to…
Descriptors: Tutors, Language Teachers, Tutoring, Teaching Experience
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Wolff, Dominik; De Costa, Peter I. – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This article aims to broaden the scope of language teacher identity research by investigating the emotional demands on teachers-in-training and nonnative English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in particular. We examined how our focal NNEST participant, Puja, was confronted with and successfully negotiated numerous emotional challenges in her first…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Masters Programs
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De Costa, Peter I.; Norton, Bonny – Modern Language Journal, 2017
What constitutes a "good teacher" and "good teaching" has come under much scrutiny in an age of globalization, transnationalism, and increased demands for accountability. It is against this evolving landscape and the pathbreaking work of the Douglas Fir Group (DFG, 2016) that this special issue engages the following two broad…
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Interdisciplinary Approach, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Miller, Elizabeth R.; Morgan, Brian; Medina, Adriana L. – Modern Language Journal, 2017
In this article, we treat language teacher identity as foundational to educational practice and see Foucault's (1983, 1997) notion of ethical self-formation, and its adoption in teacher education research by Clarke (2008, 2009, 2010), as providing a potential vehicle for understanding the development of teacher agency and critical identity work.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Professional Identity
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Stranger--Johannessen, Espen; Norton, Bonny – Modern Language Journal, 2017
The African Storybook (ASb) is a digital initiative that promotes multilingual literacy for African children by providing openly licenced children's stories in multiple African languages, as well as English, French, and Portuguese. Based on Darvin and Norton's (2015) model of identity and investment, and drawing on the Douglas Fir Group's (2016)…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Capital
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Hiver, Phil – Modern Language Journal, 2017
This article describes a validation study using Retrodictive Qualitative Modeling, a framework for conducting research from a dynamic and situated perspective, to establish an empirical foundation for a new phenomenological construct--language teacher immunity. Focus groups (N = 44) conducted with second language (L2) practitioners and teacher…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Focus Groups, Questionnaires, Interviews
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