Foreign Language Annals

Foreign Language Annals is a quarterly journal that was founded in 1967. It is published by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. The journal is dedicated to the advancement of foreign language teaching and learning. It has a circulation of about 11,000 subscribers, most of whom are foreign language instructors. The publication is edited by Leslie L. Schrier with the help of managing editor, Jennifer Henriquez.

Articles from Vol. 39, No. 2, Summer

An Integrative Approach to FLES Teacher Training: The Delaware Model
Abstract:While the need for certified elementary foreign language teachers is on the rise, foreign language teacher educators frequently encounter difficulty in securing good elementary field experiences for their student teachers due to the dearth of...
An Investigation of Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition in Relation to Learner Proficiency Level and Word Frequency
Abstract:This study examined the relationship between learners' incidental vocabulary acquisition and their level of proficiency, and between acquisition and word frequency in a text. Participants were Turkish learners of English at three proficiency...
A Reevaluation of the Role of Anxiety: Self-Efficacy, Anxiety, and Their Relation to Reading and Listening Proficiency
Abstract:Research findings from several academic domains have demonstrated that students' judgments of their own academic capabilities, or self-efficacy beliefs, influence their academic behaviors and performances. Absent from this body of research are...
A Study of Students' Metacognitive Beliefs about Foreign Language Study and Their Impact on Learning
Abstract:This article reports on an investigation into the language learning beliefs of students of French in England, aged 16 to 18. It focuses on qualitative data from two groups of learners (10 in total). While both groups had broadly similar levels...
Calendar
JULYJuly 5-8, 2006American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Annual Convention, Milwaukee Hyati Regency Hotel, Milwaukee, WI. Information: htlp://www. frenchteachers.org/convcntion/default.htm.July 6-8, 2006Sociolinguistics Symposium 16 (SS16)....
College Faculty Perceptions about Foreign Language
Abstract:Most postsecondary institutions are committed to internationalization of their curricula, global awareness, and appreciation for multiculturalism. However, proficiency in a foreign language plays a marginal role, at best, in reaching these goals....
Connecting Language to Content: Second Language Literature Instruction at the Intermediate Level
Abtract:Meaningfully integrating multidimensional approaches with learner-centered, workshop-style second language (L2) literature instruction at intermediate-level proficiency can help students increase their linguistic competence and further both their...
Cross-Linguistic Influence in Third Language Acquisition: The Case of Spanish-English Bilinguals' Acquisition of Portuguese
Abstract:This study investigates typological distance and order of acquisition (i.e., the order in which languages were acquired) in the context in which Spanish-English bilingual students, whose first language is English or Spanish, are learning Portuguese...
Effects of Static Visuals and Computer-Generated Animations in Facilitating Immediate and Delayed Achievement in the EFL Classroom
Abstract:The purpose of this experimental study was to compare the effects of using static visuals versus computer-generated animation to enhance learners' comprehension and retention of a content-based lesson in a computer-based learning environment...
From Student to Teacher: A Successful Transition
Abstract:This article seeks to contribute to the emerging body of research on learning to teach a second language (L2). Specifically, it examines the learning-toteach experience of a preservice German language teacher from her own perspective illuminating...
Language Contact and Confidence in Second Language Listening Comprehension: A Pilot Study of Advanced1 Learners of German
Abstract:Over the past several decades, listening comprehension has not received a great deal of focus in foreign/second language acquisition (SLA) research compared to other skills and competencies. Although there is growing research on instructional...
President's Message
Languages Add ValueLanguages are in the public consciousness today. News and magazine articles as well as reports from different organizations are shaping Americans' perceptions about the value of languages. What does the public see as the value added...

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