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. 47, No. 3, Fall

Comparing Teachers' Judgments of Learners' Speech in Chinese as a Foreign Language
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)IntroductionBecause the volume and complexity of unrestricted natural language is more than second language (L2) learners can deal with all at once in either classroom or real- world settings, language...
Conversational Patterns of Homestay Hosts and Study Abroad Students
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)IntroductionStudy abroad programs are becoming a common feature of many Japanese high schools. The stated purpose is to provide students with high levels of cross-cultural and intercultural understanding and communication...
Editor's Message
The spring and summer Editor's Messages invited readers to focus on ACTFL's research priority initiatives and to consider, in particular, high-leverage teaching practices. High-leverage teaching practices are individual actions or routines that result...
Empirical Validation of Listening Proficiency Guidelines
IntroductionThe Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) language proficiency scales (2012) grew out of the U.S. government's pragmatic need to appropriately assign language learners with varying ability levels to jobs of varying linguistic difficulty....
Exploring Oral Proficiency Profiles of Heritage Speakers of Russian and Spanish
IntroductionAmple anecdotal information exists about the oral proficiency profiles of heritage lan- guage learners (HLLs), and it is sometimes assumed that HLLs are capable of accom- plishing a full range of linguistic tasks because of their authentic-sounding...
Lead with Languages in 2015
The new year marks a historic time for ACTFL as we launch Lead With Languages, a landmark national advocacy campaign to promote language learning in the United States. An unprecedented initiative, the campaign will mark the start of a sustained movement...
Teaching and Testing L2 Spanish Listening Using Scripted vs. Unscripted Texts
IntroductionAn enduring challenge for foreign language (FL) instructors is how to prepare classroom learners for real-world communicative contexts. Since the 1970s, the movement toward communicative language teaching has increasingly defined learn- ing...
The Impact of the Oral Proficiency Interview on One Foreign Language Teacher Education Program
IntroductionThe Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is a nationally recognized, standardized test that assesses an individual's oral communication skills in a foreign or target language. The OPI was developed in the 1980s by ACTFL and is administered through...
The Role of the Colloquial Varieties in the Acquisition of the Standard Variety: The Case of Arabic Heritage Speakers
(ProQuest: ... denotes non-US-ASCII text omitted.)IntroductionMany students who enroll in Arabic language courses in U.S. colleges and universities are of Arab descent, children of parents who immigrated from the Arab world and who are native speakers...
The Undergraduate Spanish Major Curriculum: Realities and Faculty Perceptions
IntroductionFew foreign language educators would contest the key role that the undergraduate major curriculum plays in their language program, yet little research has been con- ducted regarding what courses and experiences institutions around the country...
Variables Affecting L2 Gains during Study Abroad
The number of U.S. students participating in study abroad has increased steadily in recent years, nearly doubling since 2000 and exceeding 300,000 in 2012 (Institute of International Education, 2013, n.p.). Both prior to and throughout this same time...
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