Articles on Foreign Language Teaching and Learning


This list of articles forms a basis for many of my classroom lectures and discussions. Most of them are found in journals, but some are in collections of articles edited as monographs. Also, there are a few articles that have been published separately as “opinion papers.”

Bernhardt, Elizabeth. 1986. “Reading in the Foreign Language,” in Listening, Reading and Writing, Barbara Wing (ed.). Middlebury, VT: Northeast Conference.

Byrnes, Heidi. 1983. “Discourse Analysis and the Teaching of Writing,” in ADFL Bulletin 15(2): 30–36.

Canale, M. and M. Swain. 1980. “Theoretical Bases of Communicative Approaches to Second Language Teaching and Testing,” in Applied Linguistics 1: 1–47.

Carruthers, Rod. 1987. “Teaching Pronunciation,” in Long and Richards, Methodology in TESOL.

Cummins, James. 1980. “The Construct of Language Proficiency in Bilingual Education,” in Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics: Current Issues in Bilingual Education

de Guerrero, Maria C.M. 1987. “The Din Phenomenon: Mental Rehearsal in the Second Language,” in Foreign Language Annals 20(6): 537–548.

Dunkel, Patricia A. 1987. “Computer-Assisted Instruction (CAI) and Computer -Assisted Language Learning (CALL): Past Dilemmas and Future Prospects for Audible CALL,” in Modern Language Journal 71(3): 250–260.

Ehrman, Madeline and Rebecca Oxford. 1989. “Effects of Sex Differences, Career Choice, and Psychological Type on Adult Language Learning Strategies,” in Modern Language Journal 73(1): 1–12.

Ely, Christopher M. 1988. “Personality: Its Impact on Attitudes toward Classroom Activities,” in Foreign Language Annals 21(1): 25–30.

 Ferguson, Charles and Thom Huebner. 1989. “Foreign Language Instruction and Second Language Acquisition Research in the United States.” Occasional Paper published by the National Foreign Language Center, Washington, D.C.

Gardner, R.C., R.C. Lalonde, and R. Moorcroft. 1985. “The Role of Attitudes and Motivation in Second Language Learning: Correlational and Experimental Considerations,” in Language Learning 35: 207–227.

Garret, Nina. 1986. “The Problem with Grammar: What Kind Can the Language Learner Use?” in Modern Language Journal 70: 133–148.

Garrett, Nina and Robert S. Hart. “Foreign Language Teaching and the Computer,” a regular feature in Foreign Language Annals.

Ginsberg, Ralph. 1989. “Implications of Intelligent Tutoring Systems for Research and Practice in Foreign Language Learning.” Occasional Paper. Washington, DC: National Foreign Language Center.

Glisan, Eileen. 1988. “A Plan for Teaching Listening Comprehension: Adaptation of an Instructional Reading Model,” in Foreign Language Annals 21(1): 9–16.

Guiora, Alexander Z. and William R. Acton. “Personality and Language Behavior,” in Language Learning 29: 11–24.

Hieke, A.E. 1985. “A Componential Approach to Oral Fluency Evaluation,” in Modern Language Journal 69(2): 135–142.

Jeffries, Sophie. 1985. “English Grammar Terminology as an Obstacle to Second Language Learning,” in Modern Language Journal 69(4): 385–-390.

Kramsch, Claire. 1985. “Literary Texts in the Classroom: A Discourse,” in Modern Language Journal 69(2): 356–366.

Kramsch, Claire. 1989. “New Directions in the Teaching of Language and Culture.” Occasional Paper. Washington, DC: National Foreign Language Center.

Levine, Martin G. and George J. Haus. 1985. “The Effect of Background Knowledge on the Reading Comprehension of Second Language Learners,” in Foreign Language Annals 18(5): 391–397.

Long, Donna R. 1989. “Second Language Listening Comprehension: A Schema-Theoretic Perspective,” in Modern Language Journal 73(1): 32–41.

Long, Michael. 1983. “Does Second Language Instruction Make a Difference? A Review of the Research,” in TESOL Quarterly 17: 359–382.
 Long, Michael and Patricia A. Porter. 1985. “Group Work, Interlanguage Talk, and Second Language Acquisition,” in TESOL Quarterly 19: 207–227.

Magnan, Sally Sieloff. 1988. “Grammar and the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview: Discussion and Data,” in Modern Language Journal 72(3): 266–276.

Morley, Joan. 1985. “Listening Comprehension: Student-Controlled Modules for Self-Access Self-Study,” in TESOL Newsletter 19(6): 1–33.

Moskowitz, Gertrude. 1976. “The Classroom Interaction of Outstanding Foreign Language Teachers,” in Foreign Language Annals 9: 135–143.

Oxford, Rebecca, Roberta Lavine and David Crookall. 1989. “Language Learning Strategies, the Communicative Approach, and their Classroom Implications,” in Foreign Language Annals 22(1): 29–39.

Paulston, Christina Pratt. 1970. “Structural Pattern Drills: A Classification,” in Foreign Language Annals 4(2): 187–193.

Pellerin, Micheline and Hector Hammerly. 1986. “L’expression orale apres treize ans d’immersion française,” in Canadian Modern Language Review 42.

Porter, Don and Jon Roberts. 1987. “Authentic Listening Activities,” in Long and Richards Methodology in TESOL.

Psotka, Joseph, et al. 1988. “Cognitive Models of Students’ Language Structure: The View from Intelligent Computer Assisted Instruction.” Paper delivered at the Interagency Language Roundtable Invitational Symposium. Rosslyn, VA.

Savignon, Sandra J. 1985. “Evaluation of Communicative Competence: The ACTFL Provisional Proficiency Guidelines,” in Modern Language Journal 69(2): 129–134.

Scovel, T. 1978. “The Effect of Affect on Foreign Language Learning: A Review of the Anxiety Research,” in Language Learning 28: 129–142.

Seliger, Herbert. 1983. “Classroom Centered Research in Language Teaching: Introduction,” in TESOL Quarterly 17(2): 189–204.

Stern, H.H. 1981. “Communicative Language Teaching and Learning: Toward a

 Synthesis,” in The Second Language Classroom: Direction for the 1980’s. Oxford University Press.

 Sternfeld, Steven. 1988. “The Applicability of the Immersion Approach to College Foreign Language Instruction,” in Foreign Language Annals 21(3): 221–226.

Swaffar, Janet. 1988. “Readers, Texts, and Second Languages: The Interactive Processes,” in Modern Language Journal 72(2): 123–148.

Taylor, Barry. 1987. “Teaching ESL: Incorporating a Communicative, Student-Centered Component,” in Long and Richards Methodology in TESOL.

Van Patten, Bill. 1987. “On Babies and Bathwater: Input in Foreign Language Learning,” in Modern Language Journal 71(2): 156–164.

Van Patten, Bill. 1985. “The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines: Implications for Grammatical Accuracy in the Classroom?” in Studies in Second Language Acquisition 8: 56–67.

Other articles are available in back issues or current issues of Periodicals which will be found on the second floor of Lauinger Library.