Spring 2000 Instructional Development Research Projects Mushfaking Theater Sakae Fujita, Lecturer, East Asian Languages and Cultures Teaching foreign language and culture through improvisational techniques Sinulle on postia! Using Global E-mailing to Enhance Students’ Mastery fo the Finnish Language Sirpa Tuomainen, Lecturer, Scandinavian The second and fourth semester Finnish students have been paired up with Finnish student e-mail partners from around the globe. They have → Read in full
Language Socialization and Acquisition: Ecological Perspective an Interdisciplinary Research Workshop Ann Bannick, University of Amsterdam Negotiating the Paradox of ‘Fresh Talk’ in Advanced L2 Classrooms Christopher Candlin, City University of Hong Kong The Classroom and the Housing Estate: Researching Identities, Discourses and Membership Among Teenage Youth in Hong Kong James Lantolf, Penn State University An Activity Theoretical Perspective on Classroom Motivation Diane → Read in full
Second Language Learners’ Perception of Feedback by Susan Gass, University Distinguished Professor English Language Center, Michigan State University Theoretical claims for the benefits of conversational interaction have been made by Gass (1977) among others. The interaction hypothesis suggests that negotiated interaction can facilitate SLA. This may be because these interactional features function as implicit negative feedback on learners’ utterances. One interesting issue → Read in full
Planning Peace and Human Capital: Sri Lankan Language Policy by Joseph Lo Bianco, Chief Executive, Language Australia: The National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia, The Australian National University, Canberra The paper will discuss divergent tendencies and initiatives in Sri Lankan language policy. On the one hand a historically unprecedented policy of national bilingualism involving the teaching of Sinhala and Tamil to speakers of other languages as part of the → Read in full
Tacit Assumptions: Walls that Separate the Imagined Communities of Languages and Literary Studies by Patricia Chaput,Professor of the Practice of Slavic Languages, Director of the Slavic Program, Department of Slavic Language and Literatures, Harvard University The gap that separates language teaching from literature in the status hierarchy of our field is evident to anyone who studies or works in a language and literature department. What we too often fail to notice, however, → Read in full
Critical Realism: An Emancipatory Social Philosophy for Studying Language Diversity and Education by David Corson, Professor, Theory and Policy Studies and the Modern Language Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto.
Web-Based Language Instruction: Enhanced Multi-Media Learning Environment or Cognitive Overload? by Dorothy Chun, Associate Professor of German , University of California at Santa Barbara.
Error Gravity Research: Some Findings and a Critique by Benjamin Rifkin, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Director of the Russian School at Middlebury College.
A Neurobiological Perspective on Variable Success in Second Language Acquisition by John Schumann, Professor and Chair, Department of Applied Linguistics and TESL, University of California, Los Angeles.
Navigating the Academic Rapids: What I wish I Had Known Back When by Nicolas Shumway, Director of the the Institute of Latin American Studies and Professor of Spanish American Literature, University of Texas at Austin.
Chaos/Complexity Theory and Second Language Acquisition Research: Transcending Differences by Diane Larsen Freeman, Professor of Applied Linguistics, School for International Training, Brattleboro, VT.
Putting Language Proficiency in Its Place: The Status of Academic Language Proficiency in the Education of Bilingual Students by Jim Cummins, Professor, Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning, University of Toronto.
Intercultural Communication: Problem, Solution, New Problem by Ron Scollon, Professor of Sociolinguistics, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
Growing up Bilingual: Confusion or Competence by Fred Genesee, Professor of Psychology, McGill University, Montreal.
Learning and Using Other Languages: SLA or Language Crossing by Benjamin Rampton, Professor of Applied Linguistic Research, Thames Valley University, London.
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