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Languages And Cultures For Professions: Pathways To Global Engineering, Chad M. Gasta Oct 2009

Languages And Cultures For Professions: Pathways To Global Engineering, Chad M. Gasta

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

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Managers Of Latino Workers In The Iowa Horticulture Industry Want Educational Programs To Bridge Language And Cultural Barriers, Emilie Justen, Cynthia L. Haynes, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Nancy Grudens-Schuck Jan 2009

Managers Of Latino Workers In The Iowa Horticulture Industry Want Educational Programs To Bridge Language And Cultural Barriers, Emilie Justen, Cynthia L. Haynes, Ann Marie Vanderzanden, Nancy Grudens-Schuck

Horticulture Publications

Horticulture is the fastest-growing sector of the agricultural industry, and this is true particularly in Iowa where the number of private horticultural businesses has more than doubled since 1993. The industry is relying more on non-English–speaking employees, especially Spanish-speaking workers, for golf course maintenance, landscape installation, and nursery production. Determining and serving the educational and training needs of a workforce that is not fluent in English is historically difficult for university extension programs. This study assessed educational needs and technical issues of English-speaking managers of primarily Spanish-speaking workers in the horticultural industry in Iowa, with special attention to language ...


Language Learning Materials Worthy Of Attention, Carol Chapelle, Grace Jun, Ivon Katz Jan 2009

Language Learning Materials Worthy Of Attention, Carol Chapelle, Grace Jun, Ivon Katz

English Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

At the 2008 Technology for Second Language Learning conference, we were very grateful to have Jim Pusack and Sue Otto of the University of Iowa accept our invitation to appear as invited speakers along with Dorothy Chun (University of California at Santa Barbara) and Sherry Preiss (Pearson Education). The three invited talks provided three perspectives on the complex process of language learning materials development and evaluation. Just three months after the conference, we were shocked and saddened to learn that Jim Pusack died suddenly on December 30, 2008. Jim’s academic career was devoted to exploration of new technologies for ...


Prospects For Developing L2 Students’ Effective Use Of Vocabulary Learning-Strategies Via Web-Based Training, Jim Ranalli Jan 2009

Prospects For Developing L2 Students’ Effective Use Of Vocabulary Learning-Strategies Via Web-Based Training, Jim Ranalli

English Publications

A large body of research supports the efficacy of learning strategies employed in the acquisition of second language vocabulary. However, research also indicates that many such strategies are underused or misused by learners and, further, that any effort to integrate learner training in the use of such strategies into classroom instruction faces a number of challenges, among them a shortage of appropriate training materials, a lack of expertise on the part of the teacher, and ingrained habits or even resistance on the part of the learner. This paper describes a classroom-based investigation into the utility of a prototype web-based learner-training ...


Individual Learner Differences In Call: The Field Independence/Dependence (Fid) Construct, Carol Chapelle, Trude Fraiser Jan 2009

Individual Learner Differences In Call: The Field Independence/Dependence (Fid) Construct, Carol Chapelle, Trude Fraiser

English Publications

In Spring semester 2006, we conducted a study with 50 learners of German to investigate the use of a new measure (Cárdenas-Claros, 2005) for research on the field independent/dependent (FID) cognitive style and CALL use. After the measure was administered, students worked on a CALL program for German that logs interaction. This paper reports the reliability and item analysis of the FID-CALL measure in addition to its relationship with learners' behaviors in the CALL program. With the goal of understanding how FID intersects with satisfaction and success in learning through CALL, we suggest areas for future development of the ...


Enhancing Science For Ells: Science Strategies For English Language Learners That Benefit All Students., Joanne K. Olson, John Levis, Roberta Vann, Katherine R. Bruna Jan 2009

Enhancing Science For Ells: Science Strategies For English Language Learners That Benefit All Students., Joanne K. Olson, John Levis, Roberta Vann, Katherine R. Bruna

Education Publications

Most of us recall the first time we had English Language Learners (ELLs) in our classrooms. What does this child understand? How do I help her feel comfortable when I can’t communicate in the same language? How do I teach academic subjects and monitor progress when he doesn’t speak the language of instruction? How will her peers act toward her? These concerns are often coupled with a fear that spending valuable instructional time helping the ELLs may cause us to neglect the bulk of our class who are not ELLs.