Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Modern Languages Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

2017

Education

Institution
Keyword
Publication
Publication Type
File Type

Articles 1 - 30 of 73

Full-Text Articles in Modern Languages

Esl Club & Women Speak: Our Second Home In America, Tee Kesnan, Fred Alsberg, Ta-An Wu, Yu-Jou Lin, Juo-Chun Wu Dec 2017

Esl Club & Women Speak: Our Second Home In America, Tee Kesnan, Fred Alsberg, Ta-An Wu, Yu-Jou Lin, Juo-Chun Wu

SWOSU ESL CLUB NEWSLETTER

SWOSU ESL Club Newsletter: Fall 2017 is the third issue of the newsletter for the English as a Second Language Club (ESL).


Promoting Student Success: Bilingual Education Best Practices And Research Flaws, Lillian Fassero Dec 2017

Promoting Student Success: Bilingual Education Best Practices And Research Flaws, Lillian Fassero

Senior Honors Theses

This paper first determines the benefits which bilingual education offers and then compares transitional, dual-language, and heritage language maintenance programs. After exploring the outcomes, contexts, and practical implications of the various bilingual programs, this paper explores the oversight in most bilingual studies, which assess students’ syntax and semantics while neglecting their understanding of pragmatics and discourse structures (Maxwell-Reid, 2011). Incorporating information from recent studies which question traditional understandings of bilingualism and argue that biliteracy requires more than grammatical and vocabulary instruction, this paper proposes modifications in current research strategies and suggests best practices for transitional, dual-language, and heritage maintenance programs.


Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan Nov 2017

Essay Writing Instructional Lexicon And Semantic Confusion, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

“Introduction,” “body,” and “conclusion” are the most accessible words in the instructional lexicon for ESL writing teachers when they want to describe the structure of a typical five-paragraph persuasive or argumentative essay or its shorter variations for standardized tests such as TOEFL and IELTS. They are frequently employed to refer to the three tiers of the hamburger essay in textbooks, on classroom boards, and in YouTube tutorials.

Not surprisingly, English learners also might give you the same words if asked what the main components of an essay are. Like ESL teachers, students usually use the same terms or their equivalents ...


A Practice-Oriented Definition Of Post-Process Second Language Writing Theory, Amir Kalan Nov 2017

A Practice-Oriented Definition Of Post-Process Second Language Writing Theory, Amir Kalan

Amir Kalan

ENGLISH:

This article is a synthesis of the scholarly literature on the post-process approach to teaching second language (L2) writing, particularly college and university composition in English as an additional language. This synthesis aims to offer a definition of post-process L2 writing that can readily lend itself to practice and be more accessible to practitioners. All the publications that had either substantially or marginally discussed post-process theory since 1990 were systematically reviewed in order to answer the following question: What is a definition of post-process L2 writing theory that can readily lend itself to pedagogy and actual practice for helping ...


The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, Nicholas Frank Nov 2017

The Globalized Classroom: Integrating Technology To Improve Communicative And Cultural Proficiency, Nicholas Frank

International ResearchScape Journal

The purpose of this project was to explore how the integration of technology affects students’ communicative and cultural proficiency in a second language when connecting two world language classrooms from across the globe. Through a series of weekly emails between partner schools, students practiced their interpretive reading and presentational writing skills while gaining knowledge of their partners’ cultures and colloquial language in a meaningful and individualized manner. The participants were U.S. high school students learning Spanish and Spanish high school students learning English. This created an authentic and organic environment for language acquisition, showing improvement in both communicative and ...


Ferguson Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson Oct 2017

Ferguson Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson

Borders in Play Columbia Elementary Student Engagement Reflections

No abstract provided.


Justice Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson Oct 2017

Justice Class Reflections, Amy Ferguson

Borders in Play Columbia Elementary Student Engagement Reflections

No abstract provided.


"Why Can’T We All Get Along:" An Analysis Of Baka Education, And The Application Of Picture Books In Baka, Kylie Richmond Oct 2017

"Why Can’T We All Get Along:" An Analysis Of Baka Education, And The Application Of Picture Books In Baka, Kylie Richmond

Independent Study Project (ISP) Collection

This research seeks to understand the implementation of mother tongue language education, specifically within the Baka community. Research was conducted in a Baka village called Mintoum over a three week period. By working with a non profit organization, information was gathered in hopes to improve the education of the Baka. Interviews were conducted to better understand, how these booklets affected not only the child’s education but also the parents’ reaction to books in their language. There was also an observation process conducted to see how the application of these booklets took place within a new Baka run preschool program ...


En Busca De La Alfabetización. Three 20th Century Literacy Movements In Spanish Speaking Countries: Impacts And Implications, Morgan Sehdev May 2017

En Busca De La Alfabetización. Three 20th Century Literacy Movements In Spanish Speaking Countries: Impacts And Implications, Morgan Sehdev

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Why do we report literacy rates with GDP and infant mortality rates? Why is it so important that we have a literate nation? In this thesis, I examine the three case studies of the Spanish, Cuban, and Nicaraguan literacy movements. Then, I analyze the successes and shortcomings of each. From there, I define literacy in a larger context. Using this information, I propose a "health literacy campaign", which I believe will help the current state of literacy rates in the United States.


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 ...


Module: French 4, Valerie Hascoet Apr 2017

Module: French 4, Valerie Hascoet

Other Resources

As part of the Student in Action initiative, second year students of tourism and hospitality designed a conference programme based on their research around our community partner.


Swosu Esl Club Newsletter: Spring 2017, Tee Kesnan Apr 2017

Swosu Esl Club Newsletter: Spring 2017, Tee Kesnan

SWOSU ESL CLUB NEWSLETTER

SWOSU ESL Club Newsletter: Spring 2017 is the second issue of the newsletter for the English as a Second Language Club (ESL).


Positional Verbs In Colonial Valley Zapotec, John Foreman, Brooke D. Lillehaugen Apr 2017

Positional Verbs In Colonial Valley Zapotec, John Foreman, Brooke D. Lillehaugen

Writing and Language Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

This paper describes the system of positional verbs (e.g., ‘be standing’ and ‘be lying’) in Colonial Valley Zapotec (CVZ), a historical form of Valley Zapotec preserved in archival documents written during the Mexican colonial period. We provide data showing that positional verbs in CVZ have unique morphological properties and participate in a defined set of syntactic constructions, showing that positional verbs formed a formal class of verbs in Valley Zapotec as early as the mid-1500s. This work contributes to the typological literature on positional verbs, demonstrating the type of morphosyntactic work that can be done with a corpus of ...


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 ...


Making The Case For Exploratory World Language Instruction In Catholic Elementary Schools Through University Partnerships, Brigid M. Burke, Eric D. Howard Mar 2017

Making The Case For Exploratory World Language Instruction In Catholic Elementary Schools Through University Partnerships, Brigid M. Burke, Eric D. Howard

Journal of Catholic Education

As a result of a university partnership, elementary students at two midwest Catholic elementary schools have been provided with exploratory world language instruction (FLEX) from pre-service teachers. To investigate students’ attitudes and learning of Spanish, researchers interviewed second and fourth graders. The students’ parents and pre-service teachers answered open-ended questionnaires. The research questions for this qualitative study were: 1) How does exploratory world language instruction (FLEX) affect children’s attitudes about learning world languages and cultures? 2) How does exploratory world language instruction (FLEX) affect children’s learning of a world language? The results showed that students possessed positive attitudes ...


The Evaluation Of Implicit And Explicit Instruction In Chinese Refusals: A Case Of A Japanese Learner, Bo Zhan Mar 2017

The Evaluation Of Implicit And Explicit Instruction In Chinese Refusals: A Case Of A Japanese Learner, Bo Zhan

Purdue Linguistics, Literature, and Second Language Studies Conference

No abstract provided.


Implementing Vocabutoons In The English Language Arts Classroom: Drawing Their Way To Success, William Sewell Jan 2017

Implementing Vocabutoons In The English Language Arts Classroom: Drawing Their Way To Success, William Sewell

Faculty Research & Publications

Although vocabulary acquisition remains a critical to literacy development, teachers infrequently devote classroom time to vocabulary exercises. In this article, the author demonstrates the use of "vocabutoons" as an instructional activity which draws upon students’ multiple literacies—in particular, visual literacy—in order to foster vocabulary development. Tooning is based upon the belief that "[p]roficient readers visualize what they read as they construct meaning from a text" (Onofrey & Leikam 682). Representative artwork created by English Education majors enrolled in a young adult literature course at a university in the Midwest will be featured to highlight the tooning process.


Daniel De Andrade Reflection 1, Daniel De Andrade Jan 2017

Daniel De Andrade Reflection 1, Daniel De Andrade

Borders in Play Reflections

No abstract provided.


Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 4, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano Jan 2017

Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 4, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 2, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano Jan 2017

Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 2, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Nate Novak Lesson Plan 2, Nate Novak, Isabella Bird-Muñoz Jan 2017

Nate Novak Lesson Plan 2, Nate Novak, Isabella Bird-Muñoz

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Eduardo Vargas Lesson Plan 1, Eduardo Vargas, Samuel Canseco Jan 2017

Eduardo Vargas Lesson Plan 1, Eduardo Vargas, Samuel Canseco

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 3, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano Jan 2017

Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 3, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Nate Novak Lesson Plan 1, Nate Novak, Isabella Bird-Muñoz Jan 2017

Nate Novak Lesson Plan 1, Nate Novak, Isabella Bird-Muñoz

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Grace Pilz Lesson Plan 1, Grace Pilz Jan 2017

Grace Pilz Lesson Plan 1, Grace Pilz

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Eduardo Vargas Lesson Plan 4, Eduardo Vargas, Samuel Canseco Jan 2017

Eduardo Vargas Lesson Plan 4, Eduardo Vargas, Samuel Canseco

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Eduardo Vargas Lesson Plan 3, Eduardo Vargas, Samuel Canseco Jan 2017

Eduardo Vargas Lesson Plan 3, Eduardo Vargas, Samuel Canseco

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Claire Oxford Lesson Plan 3, Claire Oxford, Eric Thornton Jan 2017

Claire Oxford Lesson Plan 3, Claire Oxford, Eric Thornton

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 1, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano Jan 2017

Scout Crowell Lesson Plan 1, Scout Crowell, Kat Ridley, Sabrina Serrano

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.


Samuel Canseco Lesson Plan 3, Samuel Canseco, Eduardo Vargas Jan 2017

Samuel Canseco Lesson Plan 3, Samuel Canseco, Eduardo Vargas

Borders in Play Lesson Plans

No abstract provided.