Undergraduates in a Second Language

This is the first book-length study of bilingual, international, and immigrant students in English writing courses that attempts to fully embed their writing experiences within the broader frame of their personal histories, the human ...

Author: Ilona Leki

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351538114

Category: Education

Page: 352

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This is the first book-length study of bilingual, international, and immigrant students in English writing courses that attempts to fully embed their writing experiences within the broader frame of their personal histories, the human context of their development, and the disciplinary contexts of their majors. It addresses the questions: How useful are L2 writing courses for the students who are required to take them? What do the students carry with them from these courses to their other disciplinary courses across the curriculum? What happens to these students after they leave ESL, English, or writing classes? Drawing on data from a 5-year longitudinal study of four university students for whom English was not their strongest/primary language, it captures their literacy experiences throughout their undergraduate careers. The intensive case studies answer some questions and raise others about these students’ academic development as it entwined with their social experiences and identity formation and with the ideological context of studying at a US university in the 1990s.

Assessing Foreign Language Proficiency of Undergraduates

Challenges in tbe 1990s for College Foreign Language Programs . Ed . Sally
Sieloff Magnan . Issues in Language Program Direction . Boston , MA : Heinle &
Heinle Publishers , 1991 . Bernhardt , Elizabeth B . “ Developments in Second ...

Author: Richard V. Teschner

Publisher: Heinle & Heinle Pub

ISBN: UVA:X002074992

Category: Language and languages

Page: 236

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Assessing Foreign Language Proficiency of Undergraduates: is the second book of the Issues in Language Program Direction: AAUSC Annual Volumes. This series strives to further scholarship in second language acquisition and teaching with regard to undergraduate programs with multisection courses. The impact of demographic changes on foreign language programs, and the role of faculty and administrators in postsecondary institutions are some of the topics addressed in other volumes.This 1991 volume presents a broad spectrum of articles to add to the already-substantive body of literature written on proficiency.

Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research

Following the back-to-front approach of the series, the book takes problematic issues in language pedagogy as its starting points. These are then examined in terms of second language acquisition.

Author: Rod Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135136093

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 388

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Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include a glossary of key terms, and discussion questions. Following the back-to-front approach of the series, the book takes problematic issues in language pedagogy as its starting points. These are then examined in terms of second language acquisition. Each chapter begins with a look at the pedagogical proposals found in teacher guides and then asks ‘Do these proposals accord with what we know about how languages are acquired?’ Pedagogical topics covered include teaching methods, syllabus design, explicit instruction, comprehension versus production-based instruction, task-based instruction, authentic materials, the role of the learners’ first language in the classroom, error correction and catering for individual differences. Including a glossary of key terms and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter, and assuming no prior knowledge of second language acquisition, this is the ideal text for all students studying language teaching methods, language teacher education, English teaching methodology and second language acquisition modules in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate/graduate TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses.

Handbook of Undergraduate Second Language Education

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(ESL) instruction is the teaching of English—in an English-speaking country—t0
individuals whose mother tongue is a different language. For example, a native ...

Author: Judith W. Rosenthal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135676643

Category: Education

Page: 408

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This volume offers the most comprehensive, up-to-date description of the wide array of second language programs currently available to undergraduate students in the United States and abroad. It brings together, for the first time, detailed descriptions of programs in foreign language, English as a second language (ESL), dual language (bilingual), American Sign Language, Native American, and heritage languages. Addressing both theory and practice, the volume presents the historical development, current practices, and future directions of each type of program, along with detailed case studies. For second language teachers, academic administrators, and teacher educators, this Handbook provides information that will be useful in making instructional and programmatic planning decisions.

Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition

Like the rest of the series, Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition is tutorial in style, intended as a supplementary textbook for undergraduates and graduate students in programs of cognitive science, second language acquisition ...

Author: Judit Kormos

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134814664

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 248

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This extremely up-to-date book, Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition, is the first volume in the exciting new series, Cognitive Science and Second Language Acquisition. This new volume provides a thorough overview of the field and proposes a new integrative model of how L2 speech is produced. The study of speech production is its own subfield within cognitive science. One of the aims of this new book, as is true of the series, is to make cognitive science theory accessible to second language acquisition. Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition examines how research on second language and bilingual speech production can be grounded in L1 research conducted in cognitive science and in psycholinguistics. Highlighted is a coherent and straightforward introduction to the bilingual lexicon and its role in spoken language performance. Like the rest of the series, Speech Production and Second Language Acquisition is tutorial in style, intended as a supplementary textbook for undergraduates and graduate students in programs of cognitive science, second language acquisition, applied linguistics, and language pedagogy.

The State of Foreign Language Capabilities in National Security and the Federal Government

This foundation of our national foreign language competence is not being
maintained , let alone expanded . ... The Undergraduate International Studies
and Foreign Languages ( UISFL ) program supports recruitment of
undergraduates and ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on International Security, Proliferation, and Federal Services

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B5141037

Category: Communicative competence

Page: 182

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President s Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies

First , the state of the art is good for undergraduates at the very prestigious
research - oriented institutions of New England , Chicago , and California with
thriving federally - funded centers and programs . Students arrive on campus with
high ...

Author: United States. President's Commission on Foreign Language and International Studies

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015056241311

Category: Area studies

Page: 312

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Comprehension based Second Language Teaching

For the most part , the graduate students are attempting to fulfil the second
language requirement of their programs or to gain access to needed research
material in French . The undergraduates include students aspiring to graduate
programs ...

Author: University of Ottawa. Second Language Institute

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: STANFORD:36105000475363

Category: Contrastive linguistics

Page: 487

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Le but du présente ouvrage est d'offrir, aux professeurs en langue seconde, un aperçu détaillé d'une orientation qui a connu une évolution remarquable ces dernières années: l'enseignement/apprentissage axé d'abord sur la compréhension au lieu d'une approche basée sur la production linguistique.

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Contributo sulla traduzione pedagogica ( The Intermediate French Students , ITL
International Journal of Encapsulator lo que in Spanish as a Second Language
Class . An Applied Linguistics , 2008 , 156 , 239-273 . Essay on Pedagogical ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015079723287

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Introducing Second Language Acquisition

With a strong focus on the fundamentals, this is an innovative guide to second language acquisition ideal for introductory students in a range of disciplines.

Author: Kirsten M. Hummel

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118588024

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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Introducing Second Language Acquisition: Perspectives andPractices represents a clear and concise introduction to themain concepts, issues, and debates in second language acquisitionstudies aimed specifically at undergraduates encountering the topicfor the first time. Follows six fictitious language learners throughout the textwhose stories serve to introduce various concepts and issues Contains specific chapters on first language acquisition andbilingualism, as well as explicit references to the most recent andimportant research Covers key topics including acquisition contexts, theoreticalperspectives, language teaching methods, second languagedevelopment, and individual differences (such as age, aptitude, andmotivation) Grabs student attention with lighthearted cartoons thatillustrate and reinforce key ideas Features a full range of pedagogical tools to aid studentlearning, including “language learning in practice”textboxes; bolded new terms defined in the margins; an end-of-bookglossary; self-assessment and classroom discussion questions;exercise and project ideas; and further online viewingsections

Language and Language Behavior Abstracts

second - language vocabulary teaching , contextual dictionaries , lexicographers
/ pedagogues cooperation : 8203879 second ... English , Indonesian students ;
8205655 theoretical linguistics ; second - language learning , contrastive
analysis ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106018952587

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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The Think Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research

The book begins by presenting the theoretical background and empirical research that has examined the reactivity of think-alouds, then offers guidance regarding the practical issues of data collection and analysis, and concludes with ...

Author: Melissa A. Bowles

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135149420

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 180

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The Think-Aloud Controversy in Second Language Research aims to answer key questions about the validity and uses of think-alouds, verbal reports completed by research participants while they perform a task. It offers an overview of how think-alouds have been used in language research and presents a quantitative meta-analysis of findings from studies involving verbal tasks and think-alouds. The book begins by presenting the theoretical background and empirical research that has examined the reactivity of think-alouds, then offers guidance regarding the practical issues of data collection and analysis, and concludes with implications for the use of think-alouds in language research. With its focus on a much-discussed and somewhat controversial data elicitation method in language research, this timely work is relevant to students and researchers from all theoretical perspectives who collect first or second language data. It serves as a valuable guide for any language researcher who is considering using think-alouds.

Undergraduate Courses

Linguistics in Language Learning , I. Same as Rhetoric 388. The applications of
linguistics to language learning with special emphasis on the learning of English
as a second language . Prerequisite : Two years of a foreign language or ...

Author: University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign campus)

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112107831155

Category:

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Proceedings of the Second National Conference on Individualized Instruction in Foreign Languages October 24 25 1980

Six students had had no previous exposure to a second language . The
beginners over the years 1978-1980 have fallen into two basic groups : first , the
undergraduates , who generally attend Middlebury to learn a second or a third
foreign ...

Author: Gerard L. Ervin

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435012684403

Category: Individualized instruction

Page: 289

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Focus on French as a Foreign Language

The intended readership of the series will be final - year undergraduates working
on second language acquisition projects , postgraduate students involved in
second language acquisition research , and researchers and teachers in general
 ...

Author: Jean-Marc Dewaele

Publisher: Multilingual Matters Limited

ISBN: IND:30000096566934

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 242

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New insights into the acquisition & use of French as a foreign language are offered in this text. The authors discuss morphology, morpho-suntax, syntax, discourse, as well as fluency in the French interlanguage from beginners to advanced learners with different first languages.

Online Communication in a Second Language

Social Interaction, Language Use, and Learning Japanese Sarah E. Pasfield-
Neofitou ... The intended readership of the series includes final-year
undergraduates working on second language acquisition projects, postgraduate
students ...

Author: Sarah E. Pasfield-Neofitou

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781847698278

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 264

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Online Communication in a Second Language examines the use of social computer mediated communication (CMC) with speakers of Japanese via longitudinal case studies of up to four years. Through the analysis of over 2000 blogs, emails, videos, messages, games, and websites, in addition to interviews with learners and their online contacts, the book explores language use and acquisition via contextual resources, repair, and peer feedback. The book provides insight into relationships online, and the influence of perceived 'ownership' of online spaces by specific cultural or linguistic groups. It not only increases our understanding of online interaction in a second language, but CMC in general. Based on empirical evidence, the study challenges traditional categorisations of CMC mediums, and provides important insights relating to turn-taking, code-switching, and language management online.

Studies in Second Language Acquisition of Chinese

The intended readership of the series includes final-year undergraduates
working on second language acquisition projects, postgraduate students
involved in second language acquisition research, and researchers and teachers
in general ...

Author: Dr. ZhaoHong Han

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783092109

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 192

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Interest in learning Chinese as an additional language has soared worldwide over the last ten years. Yet little is known about the learning process, and much less about what pedagogical strategies might facilitate or, otherwise, hinder it. This book thus aims to further understanding of the acquisition of Chinese as a foreign or second language. It brings together six independent studies which explore aspects of learning Chinese as an additional language across the domains of morphosyntax, pragmatics, cognitive capacity, interactional learning, and instructed learning via a variety of conceptual frameworks and methodological strategies. These studies, as well as the suggestions for future research, will be of great interest to second language acquisition researchers, graduate students and second language teachers of Chinese, as well as to curriculum developers and materials writers.

Research in Second Language Learning

To date , latent trait measurement studies of English as a Second Language (
ESL ) data have not received ... The subjects for this research were 60 full - time
undergraduate foreign students enrolled in Basic Composition for Foreign
Students ...

Author: Delaware Symposium on Language Studies$ (6e : 1984 : University of Delaware)

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN: UOM:39015014194610

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 232

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