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Rethinking Writing Instruction In The Lower-Level French Classroom, Heather W. Allen 2017 University of Wisconsin-Madison

Rethinking Writing Instruction In The Lower-Level French Classroom, Heather W. Allen

Heather Willis Allen

This session focuses on how genre-based writing instruction facilitates integration of interpretive, interpersonal,
and presentational communication in the lower-level language classroom. Presenters share sample activities and
findings from a 2017 study of instructor and learner perspectives on writing in French.


Facilitating Written Interpersonal Communication In Ap World Languages, Heather W. Allen, Deborah S. Reisinger 2017 Duke University

Facilitating Written Interpersonal Communication In Ap World Languages, Heather W. Allen, Deborah S. Reisinger

Heather Willis Allen

This session provides teachers with hands-on strategies for maximizing learner performance in interpersonal writing in AP world language courses. We will discuss targeted learning outcomes and exam evaluation criteria, reflect on instructional challenges, and share concepts related to teaching interpersonal communication and sample materials.


“... Heiße Ich Daher Die Emigration Gut“: Der Fall Des Egon Schwarz, Reinhard Andress 2017 Loyola University Chicago

“... Heiße Ich Daher Die Emigration Gut“: Der Fall Des Egon Schwarz, Reinhard Andress

Reinhard Andress

No abstract provided.


Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan 2017 University of Dayton

Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

“Introduction,” “body,” and “conclusion” are the most accessible words in the instructional lexicon for ESL writing teachers when they want to describe the structure of a typical five-paragraph persuasive or argumentative essay or its shorter variations for standardized tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. They are frequently employed to refer to the three tiers of the hamburger essay in textbooks, on classroom boards, and in YouTube tutorials.

Not surprisingly, English learners also might give you the same words if asked what the main components of an essay are. Like ESL teachers, students usually use the same terms or their equivalents ...


A Practice-Oriented Definition Of Post-Process Second Language Writing Theory, Amir Kalan 2017 University of Dayton

A Practice-Oriented Definition Of Post-Process Second Language Writing Theory, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

ENGLISH:

This article is a synthesis of the scholarly literature on the post-process approach to teaching second language (L2) writing, particularly college and university composition in English as an additional language. This synthesis aims to offer a definition of post-process L2 writing that can readily lend itself to practice and be more accessible to practitioners. All the publications that had either substantially or marginally discussed post-process theory since 1990 were systematically reviewed in order to answer the following question: What is a definition of post-process L2 writing theory that can readily lend itself to pedagogy and actual practice for helping ...


Жеф, Чйлфпт. Учпвпдб. – Юфп, Еумй?... – Еэј Оейъчеуфоп, Victor Fet 2017 Marshall University

Жеф, Чйлфпт. Учпвпдб. – Юфп, Еумй?... – Еэј Оейъчеуфоп, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


Жизнь В Человеке, Victor Fet 2017 Marshall University

Жизнь В Человеке, Victor Fet

Victor Fet

No abstract provided.


The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, Nicholas Frank 2017 Bowling Green State University

The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, Nicholas Frank

International ResearchScape Journal

The purpose of this project was to explore how the integration of technology affects students’ communicative and cultural proficiency in a second language when connecting two world language classrooms from across the globe. Through a series of weekly emails between partner schools, students practiced their interpretive reading and presentational writing skills while gaining knowledge of their partners’ cultures and colloquial language in a meaningful and individualized manner. The participants were U.S. high school students learning Spanish and Spanish high school students learning English. This created an authentic and organic environment for language acquisition, showing improvement in both communicative and ...


Team Teaching: Twice As Nice For Students And Educators, Miranda Asebedo, Thomas Jagosz 2017 English Language Program, Kansas State University

Team Teaching: Twice As Nice For Students And Educators, Miranda Asebedo, Thomas Jagosz

International Symposium for Innovative Teaching and Learning

Team Teaching: Twice as Nice for Students and Educators

By: Miranda Asebedo, M.A. and Tom Jagosz, M.A.

Utilizing team-teaching in the ESL upper intermediate to advanced Speaking Skills classroom, normal class progresses under the supervision of one instructor. Classroom activity centers on projects and activities done in small groups. The second instructor leads intensive, small group pronunciation sessions which provide students with valuable instruction, increasing their speaking time and interactions with an educator. The small groups are able to move in and out of intensive pronunciation and regular classroom instruction because their groups do not change for a ...


Tip Sheet: How To Learn A Language Fast, 2017 DePaul University

Tip Sheet: How To Learn A Language Fast

DePaul Magazine

Jacqueline Lazu, associate professor in DePaul's Department of Modern Languages and associate deadn of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, offers tips on how to learn second-language skills for foreign travel.


Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez 2017 CUNY New York City College of Technology

Una Entrevista Con José Plácido Ruiz Campillo Sobre La Gramática Operativa Y Cognitiva Y Su Estado En La Enseñanza Del Español Como Lengua Extranjera, David Sánchez-Jiménez

Publications and Research

No abstract provided.


La Guerra Civil Española Y Sus Trece Rosas: The Spanish Civil War And Their Thirteen Roses, Rachel Williams 2017 Duquesne University

La Guerra Civil Española Y Sus Trece Rosas: The Spanish Civil War And Their Thirteen Roses, Rachel Williams

Undergraduate Research and Scholarship Symposium

The Spanish Civil War, which took place from 1936 to 1939, had a deep and lasting impact on Spain. During this hard time of the nation's history, when the country was divided by The Nationalists (Los Nacionalistas) and The Republicans (Los Republicanos), emerged a group of young women who, against all odds, decided to fight against their oppressors. This courageous group, many still teenagers, started a fight against the right-wing party, Los Nacionalistas. Rooted in opposition to what would become a long-lasting military dictatorship, each woman brought a unique perspective to the fight. In fact, for almost four decades ...


Making It Personal: Performance-Based Assessments, Ubiquitous Technology, And Advanced Learners, Kelly Arispe, Jack Burston 2017 Boise State University

Making It Personal: Performance-Based Assessments, Ubiquitous Technology, And Advanced Learners, Kelly Arispe, Jack Burston

World Languages Faculty Publications and Presentations

This pedagogical implementation study advocates for performance-driven assessments to help learners become aware of and improve upon presentational speaking skills at the advanced level. A social media content creation tool, Adobe Spark Video, enabled learners to practice oral skills outside of class. The task design, implementation, and evaluation met the principle objectives of learner autonomy—namely awareness, choice, reflection, and goal setting. A step-by-step guide with examples and survey results about student perceptions is included. While the case study targeted upper-division Spanish majors, the pedagogical model could be adapted for intermediate and advanced learners of any second or foreign language.


Mexican Elites And Language Policy In Tucson’S First Schools, Elise M. DuBord 2017 University of Northern Iowa

Mexican Elites And Language Policy In Tucson’S First Schools, Elise M. Dubord

Elise DuBord

Educational institutions developed in Tucson, Arizona in the last quarter of the 19th Century during a critical time in cultural and political shifts of power between Anglo and Mexican elites in Southern Arizona. This paper examines unofficial language policies in both public and parochial schools in Tucson that reflect the accommodation of power between the two groups. The data used to reconstruct these de facto language policies comes from school documents, newspaper articles and advertisements, memoirs of teachers, politicians and others as well as historical accounts of the formation of Tucson’s first schools. Tollefson (1991) suggests that “language policy ...


Gender Assignment To English Words In The Spanish Of Southern Arizona, Elise M. DuBord 2017 University of Northern Iowa

Gender Assignment To English Words In The Spanish Of Southern Arizona, Elise M. Dubord

Elise DuBord

This paper examines the gender assignment of English words in the Spanish of Southern Arizona based on the categories of biological sex, phonological gender, and analogical gender. It is determined that biological sex is the greatest indicator of gender assignment, followed by phonological gender and lastly by analogical gender. There was a small (7.9%) proportion of variation in gender assignment to English words in the corpus that is attributed to a combination of words that are neither phonologically nor socially integrated into the Spanish lexicon and the linguistic insecurity of the participants.


Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise DuBord, Elizabeth Kimball 2017 University of Northern Iowa

Cross-Language Community Engagement: Assessing The Strengths Of Heritage Learners, Elise Dubord, Elizabeth Kimball

Elise DuBord

This article reports on university students’ learning outcomes stemming from their work as language partners in a community-based learning project in an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) class with adult Spanish-speaking immigrants. We present a rubric designed to assess student learning in the collaborative, cross-language nature of the partnership that moves beyond notions of language acquisition. The rubric was used to score the reflective writing of students in two university classes who participated in this off-campus partnership, one in Spanish for majors, and one in English for general education students. Our analysis focuses on correlations between students’ language ...


The Windmills Of Memory, Alicia Partnoy 2017 Loyola Marymount University

The Windmills Of Memory, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Si Sangra No Belongs In No Poem, Alicia Partnoy 2017 Loyola Marymount University

Si Sangra No Belongs In No Poem, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


Dialogue With Alaíde Poppa, Alicia Partnoy 2017 Loyola Marymount University

Dialogue With Alaíde Poppa, Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


End Of The Millennium Latina (A Song), Alicia Partnoy 2017 Loyola Marymount University

End Of The Millennium Latina (A Song), Alicia Partnoy

Alicia Partnoy

No abstract provided.


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