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Beginners' progress in decoding L2 French: Some longitudinal evidence from English modern foreign languages classrooms

Abstract:

'Decoding' - converting the written symbols (or graphemes) of an alphabetical writing system into the sounds (or phonemes) they represent, using knowledge of the language's symbol/sound correspondences - has been argued to be an important but neglected skill in the teaching of second language (L2) French in English secondary schools. Previous studies have found poor levels of L2 decoding proficiency among beginner learners of French. This, in turn, may impede other aspects of their French lea...

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10.1080/09571730902717398

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Education
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Author
Journal:
Language Learning Journal More from this journal
Volume:
37
Issue:
1
Pages:
3-18
Publication date:
2009-01-01
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EISSN:
1753-2167
ISSN:
0957-1736
Language:
English
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pubs:295506
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uuid:f7ac99c5-a354-4a99-be85-987393f8da49
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pubs:295506
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295506
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2014-12-26

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