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Journal Title: Foreign Language Annals
Volume/Issue:   46/2
Date: 2013
Table of Contents: Read the latest issue of Foreign Language Annals:
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/flan.v46.2/issuetoc

President's Message
New Spaces New Realities: Expanding Learning Any Time, Any Place (pages 141–142)
Toni Theisen

Editorial
Anne Nerenz, Editor (pages 143–145)

Original Articles

Participants

Spanish Teachers' Sense of Humor and Student Performance on the National Spanish Exams (pages 146–156)
Peter B. Swanson

Impact of Instruction on Shaping or Reshaping Stereotypical Cultural Representations in an Introductory French Course (pages 157–174)
Isabelle Drewelow

Foreign Language Student Teaching: Do Supervisor Qualifications Really Matter? (pages 175–190)
Scott P. Kissau and Bob Algozzine

Teaching-Learning Process

A Discussion-Based Online Approach to Fostering Deep Cultural Inquiry in an Introductory Language Course (pages 191–212)
Paula Garrett-Rucks

Conceptualizing Pronunciation As Part of Translingual/Transcultural Competence: New Impulses for SLA Research and the L2 Classroom (pages 213–229)
Mareike Müller

The Role of Methods Textbooks in Providing Early Training for Teaching with Technology in the Language Classroom (pages 230–245)
Nike Arnold

Student Learning Outcomes

Does Beginning Foreign Language in Kindergarten Make a Difference? Results of One District's Study (pages 246–263)
Beverly A. Boyson, Martha Semmer, Lynn E. Thompson and Marcia H. Rosenbusch

Oral Proficiency Standards and Foreign Language Teacher Candidates: Current Findings and Future Research Directions (pages 264–289)
Eileen W. Glisan, Elvira Swender and Eric A. Surface

Bilingual Vocabulary Knowledge and Arrival Age Among Japanese Heritage Language Students at Hoshuukoo (pages 290–310)
Yoshiko Mori and Toshiko M. Calder

The Value of Short-Term Study Abroad: An Increase in Students' Cultural and Pragmatic Competency (pages 311–322)
Anne Reynolds-Case
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Discourse Analysis
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): Arabic, Standard
Chinese, Mandarin
English
French
Japanese
Korean
Spanish
 
LL Issue: 24.2918