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What motivates students to study foreign languages?

I came across a page on the CASLS website called “Ten Burning Questions” and one of them was, “What motivates students to study foreign languages?”  Their research found that successful language learners were eleven times more likely to want to continue their language … Continue reading

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The Evidence is IN: Drills are OUT

I’ve been trying to reinforce my current beliefs about language teaching and learning with research, and I came across this 2003 article from the Foreign Language Annals.  Bill Van Patten and Wynne Wong published their research about grammar drills.  I’ve … Continue reading

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