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Assessing L2 Listening In Call And Listening Strategy Use, Cristina Pardo-Ballester Jul 2019

Assessing L2 Listening In Call And Listening Strategy Use, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

Cristina Pardo-Ballester

This longitudinal study examines students’ learning strategies of 222 Spanish intermediate learners when taking several listening tests. It also examines the effect of different instructional formats (online-hybrid vs. face2face-blended) on the learners’ strategy use. There were four versions of the same text: an audio format, a video format, a redundancy-enhanced version in audio format, and a redundancy-enhanced version in video format. A pseudo-cross over design was utilized for this study with four listening tests used with each group. Participants completed a questionnaire immediately after each listening test to learn about learners’ strategies before, during and after listening in order to ...


Assessing L2 Listening In Call And Listening Strategy Use, Cristina Pardo-Ballester Jun 2019

Assessing L2 Listening In Call And Listening Strategy Use, Cristina Pardo-Ballester

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

This longitudinal study examines students’ learning strategies of 222 Spanish intermediate learners when taking several listening tests. It also examines the effect of different instructional formats (online-hybrid vs. face2face-blended) on the learners’ strategy use. There were four versions of the same text: an audio format, a video format, a redundancy-enhanced version in audio format, and a redundancy-enhanced version in video format. A pseudo-cross over design was utilized for this study with four listening tests used with each group. Participants completed a questionnaire immediately after each listening test to learn about learners’ strategies before, during and after listening in order to ...


An Exploratory Study Of Acculturation Experiences Of Graduate Student Immigrants At The University Of San Francisco, Courtney Lamar Dec 2018

An Exploratory Study Of Acculturation Experiences Of Graduate Student Immigrants At The University Of San Francisco, Courtney Lamar

Master's Theses

This study explores the shared challenges during the acculturation process of graduate student immigrants pursuing higher education in the United States. 13 graduate student immigrants at the University of San Francisco discuss their experiences of cultural adjustment into U.S. culture. Through qualitative interviews and thematic analysis, this study seeks to understand the acculturation experiences of graduate student immigrants in the San Francisco Bay Area of the United States. This analysis is based on the individual-level experience examining attitudes and acculturation strategies in the dominant society. Analysis, possibly policy implication for institutions of higher education, and possible directions for future ...


The Changing Face Of L2 Pronunciation Research And Teaching, Charlie Nagle, John M. Levis, Erin F. Todey Sep 2018

The Changing Face Of L2 Pronunciation Research And Teaching, Charlie Nagle, John M. Levis, Erin F. Todey

World Languages and Cultures Conference Papers, Posters and Proceedings

This paper discusses changes in the field of L2 pronunciation over the past decade, including research studies, resources, and changes in methodology. To do so, it revisits the history of PSLLT over its 10 years as a conference by considering the inclusion of both research and teaching and the effects of the conference on the field of L2 pronunciation. This paper also describes changes in how L2 pronunciation research is being carried out and the general categories of the papers in the Proceedings of the 10th annual PSLLT conference.


Fiqws Fall 2018: Phase 2 Assignment Prompt The Exploratory Essay, Sabina Pringle, Missy Watson Jun 2018

Fiqws Fall 2018: Phase 2 Assignment Prompt The Exploratory Essay, Sabina Pringle, Missy Watson

Open Educational Resources

This phase two writing assignment prompt for FIQWS 10003 - HA1 WCGI History & Culture and FIQWS 10103 - HA1 Composition for WCGI History & Culture (fall 2018) provides guidelines for writing an Exploratory Essay in which students will consider the ideas of course readings and compose an essay that demonstrates their engagement with those ideas. The rhetorical purpose of this assignment is for students to demonstrate the ways in which their thinking about language and literacy has developed so far in the course, using evidence based on interpretations, ideas, and examples as well as passages from four or five sources. Summary, synthesis, and ...


Flipping Student-Teacher Paradigms In Western’S Employee Language Program, María José Palacios Figueroa, Jacob Dodrill May 2018

Flipping Student-Teacher Paradigms In Western’S Employee Language Program, María José Palacios Figueroa, Jacob Dodrill

Scholars Week

Western’s Employee Language Program (ELP) offers free professional development language workshops on campus for university faculty and staff. This poster outlines the various ways that ELP workshops diverge from the traditional language classroom in order to prioritize confidence and accessibility for both program participants and classroom facilitators. Western’s ELP creates atypical classroom dynamics by placing student facilitators--undergraduate students with expertise in the target language, who are often younger and have less professional experience than participants--at the front of the classroom. This model inherently rejects associations of age and knowledge often found in academia. ELP facilitators create casual environments ...


Focus Particles Strongly Draw Attachment, Torianne Crouch, Joe Castle Apr 2018

Focus Particles Strongly Draw Attachment, Torianne Crouch, Joe Castle

Celebration of Student Scholarship Posters Archive

No abstract provided.


Addressing The Assumption; A Case Study On Student Motivations And Barriers To Study Second Language Abroad, Rebecca Schano Apr 2018

Addressing The Assumption; A Case Study On Student Motivations And Barriers To Study Second Language Abroad, Rebecca Schano

Capstone Collection

Historically, second language learning and study abroad programming have run in natural conjunction. However, in recent years there has been a slow but steady decline in the number of foreign language students in higher education who are choosing to study abroad to further their second language acquisition. This study explores this topic through a case study at Marquette University, and aims to answer the research question: What are the motivations and barriers of foreign language students to study their second language abroad? Using a student survey and in-person interviews with professionals in the field, data is collected on the most ...


Breaking The Cycle Of Silence : The Significance Of Anya Seton's Historical Fiction., Lindsey Marie Okoroafo (Jesnek) May 2017

Breaking The Cycle Of Silence : The Significance Of Anya Seton's Historical Fiction., Lindsey Marie Okoroafo (Jesnek)

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation examines the feminist significance of Anya Seton’s historical novels, My Theodosia (1941), Katherine (1954), and The Winthrop Woman (1958). The two main goals of this project are to 1.) identify and explain the reasons why Seton’s historical novels have not received the scholarly attention they are due, and 2.) to call attention to the ways in which My Theodosia, Katherine, and The Winthrop Woman offer important feminist interventions to patriarchal social order. Ultimately, I argue that My Theodosia, Katherine, and The Winthrop Woman deserve more scholarly attention because they are significant contributions to women’s literature ...


The Impact Of Program Structure On Language Acquisition And Intercultural Competence: A Comparative Study Of Study Abroad Programs In Kunming, China, Samantha Bergman Apr 2017

The Impact Of Program Structure On Language Acquisition And Intercultural Competence: A Comparative Study Of Study Abroad Programs In Kunming, China, Samantha Bergman

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

According to the Project Atlas study conducted by the Institute of International Education, China is the world’s third most popular study abroad location. With over 390,000 international students currently studying in China, there are more opportunities for cultural exchange and mutual understanding than ever before. However, there is still relatively little existing research on how different study abroad program structures impact students’ Chinese language skills and cultural literacy.

This study examined the impacts of experiential learning and intensive language study abroad program structures on students’ language acquisition and intercultural competence development. Two study abroad programs based in Kunming ...


Arab 202: A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Inquiry Portfolio, Abla Hasan Jan 2017

Arab 202: A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Inquiry Portfolio, Abla Hasan

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

This project examines the impact of adopting a text book of teaching Arabic for nonnative speakers that doesn’t use any English. The project targets “ARAB 202”, second year Arabic, since this course has already used a text book that uses English for instructions and grammar for 3 semesters, ARAB 101 , ARAB102, ARAB 201 and before the new curriculum was available in the market. Students of ARAB 202 will be the first to experience the switch to the new curriculum and therefore can be the best to evaluate the experience. For the project, students were asked to complete a pre-course ...


The Post-Sojourn In Study Abroad Research—Another Frontier, John L. Plews Sep 2016

The Post-Sojourn In Study Abroad Research—Another Frontier, John L. Plews

Comparative and International Education / Éducation Comparée et Internationale

No abstract provided.


‘My Fellow Citizens’: Deaf Perspectives On Translating The Opening Line Of A Presidential Inaugural Address Into American Sign Language, Laurie Swabey, Brenda Nicodemus, Keith Cagle, Jimmy Beldon Aug 2016

‘My Fellow Citizens’: Deaf Perspectives On Translating The Opening Line Of A Presidential Inaugural Address Into American Sign Language, Laurie Swabey, Brenda Nicodemus, Keith Cagle, Jimmy Beldon

Journal of Interpretation

Translating from English into American Sign Language holds a number of challenges, particularly when the English source text is a formal, high profile, scripted speech. This study examined perspectives of Deaf bilinguals on translating President Obama’s 2009 inaugural address into American Sign Language. We conducted a microanalysis of translations of the opening line – my fellow citizens’ – to investigate the product and processes employed by Deaf translators. Five Deaf ASL-English bilinguals who are ASL teachers or interpreters/translators were asked to translate the opening paragraph of the address and were interviewed about the processes they used to render their translations ...


Technology, Games And Learning In An Intermediate Spanish Class, Rosalind Arthur Apr 2016

Technology, Games And Learning In An Intermediate Spanish Class, Rosalind Arthur

South East Coastal Conference on Languages & Literatures (SECCLL)

This presentation examines some theories of learning at the tertiary level of education, and tests them in a research activity involving games and learning/knowledge. Two Intermediate Spanish classes are engaged in preliminary research to measure the effectiveness of a simple game (hangman) and technology (Responseware/clickers) as practice and review tools versus traditional methods; in formative assessment.

The presentation will consist of reporting on the Quantitative results focusing on the impact of using games in learning on students in the digital age. Student attitudes based on a qualitative survey administered to the students involved will be included in the ...


09. Sociology, Northeastern State University Jan 2016

09. Sociology, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


08. Political Science, Northeastern State University Jan 2016

08. Political Science, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


07. History, Northeastern State University Jan 2016

07. History, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


05. Geography, Northeastern State University Jan 2016

05. Geography, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


02. English, Northeastern State University Jan 2016

02. English, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


01. Communication, Northeastern State University Jan 2016

01. Communication, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


Modl: 398: Women In Quran—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Inquiry Portfolio, Abla Hasan Jan 2016

Modl: 398: Women In Quran—A Peer Review Of Teaching Project Inquiry Portfolio, Abla Hasan

UNL Faculty Course Portfolios

This project highlights the experience of teaching Quran as a literature through MODL 298: “Women in Quran”. This course is an attempt to read Quran as a diachronically approached literature and discover what would the analytic, linguistic as well as the critical study of both the Qur’anic text and its exegesis reveal when it comes to feminism and gender issues in Islam.


Cómo Mejorar Las Clases De Idioma Para Los Estudiantes Introvertidos, Katie Burba Jun 2015

Cómo Mejorar Las Clases De Idioma Para Los Estudiantes Introvertidos, Katie Burba

World Languages and Cultures

The intent of this project is to research and observe how current language teaching techniques could be improved to better accommodate introverted students. One third of the population identifies as introverted, yet language classes are obviously designed for extroverted students. Introverted students have unique learning styles that are being overlooked, and this project aims to create options that would improve introvert’s language acquisition.

This project consists in three parts: first, an observation of identified introverts and extroverts in beginning and intermediate language classes at Cal Poly. I kept an informal journal on what is working and what isn’t ...


"Poetry In Translation", The University Of Maine School Of Performing Arts Apr 2015

"Poetry In Translation", The University Of Maine School Of Performing Arts

Cultural Affairs Distinguished Lecture Series

"Poetry in Translation," is a public lecture by Dr. John Burns. The lecture is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 at 4pm in Hill Auditorium. Dr. Burns will also meet with classes in the English Department and the Department of Modern Languages and will narrate "The Cloths of Heaven," a Faculty Series Concert of song settings of W.B. Yeats' poetry on Friday, September 18th in Minsky Hall.


Interview Of Diana Regan, M.A., Diana Regan M.A., Melissa Nichols Apr 2015

Interview Of Diana Regan, M.A., Diana Regan M.A., Melissa Nichols

All Oral Histories

Diana Regan was born in Philadelphia, on an undisclosed date, and grew up in Bryn Mawr, where she has spent her entire life with the exception of a brief time in the 1960s when she lived in New York City. Her father had his own business distributing home heating fuel oil, and her mother worked with him. She had one brother who is now deceased. Regan attended St. Thomas Aquinas elementary school in South Philadelphia, followed by high school at Mater Misericordiae Academy (now Merion Mercy Academy) in Merion, Pennsylvania. In pursuing her higher education, Regan first attended Immaculata College ...


01. Communication, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

01. Communication, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


02. English, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

02. English, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


04. Foreign And Modern Language, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

04. Foreign And Modern Language, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


05. Geography, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

05. Geography, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


07. History, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

07. History, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.


08. Political Science, Northeastern State University Jan 2015

08. Political Science, Northeastern State University

Oklahoma Research Day Abstracts

No abstract provided.