Journal of the National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages


Volume 21, Spring 2016

Attitudes of Arabic- and Non-Arabic Speaking Parents Toward the Importance of Learning Arabic in the United States -  Sara Al Alili & Wafe Hassan

The Effects of using VoiceThread on Stu-dents’ Listening Comprehension and Attitudes Toward using VoiceThread - Oraib Mango

Heritage Learners versus Non-heritage Learners in Five Less Commonly Taught Languages: Condi-tions, Practices, and Challenges - Rabia Redouane              

A Survey on Postsecondary Korean Language Programs in the United States - Susie Kim

Formation of Korean heritage school teachers' transnational identity - Hye Young Shin, & Shelley Wong

The Design, Implementation and Evaluation of Korean K-12 Teacher Training Workshops - Sang Yee Cheon

The Impacts of Theme-Based Language Instruc-tion: A Case Study of an Advanced Chinese Intensive Program - Song Jiang    

Early Mandarin Literacy in a Class-created Reading Library - Reed Riggs  

Developing Communicative and Cultural Competences in Portuguese through an Online Collaborative Project - Vanessa Cristina Revheim

Teaching Portuguese as a foreign / non-native language through a pluricentric and intercultural point of view - Luana Moreira Reis

Yuphaphann Hoonchamlong (2007) Thai Language and Culture for Beginners Book 1, Manoa: University of Hawaii - Ian Solheim

Ayşe Gürel (ed.) (2016) “The Second Language Ac-quisition of Turkish”, Amsterdam: John Benjamins - Francesco Romano              


Munther Younes, Makda Weatherspoon, Maha Sali-ba Foster (2014) ‘Arabiyyat al-Naas, London: Routledge - Jedidiah Anderson            


Volume 20,  Fall 2016

The Role of Motivation on Students’ Plans to Further Study Chines - Wei You 

Practices in Less Commonly Taught Languages: Factors that Shape Teachers’ Beliefs and Guide Their Practices - Farid Saydee 

Using Community-based Instruction to Promote Language Affiliation: Findings from Japanese Language Learners - Vera E. W. Hanaoka 

Effective Learning Strategies for the Recognition of Characters and Words by Learners of Chi-nese with Varying Proficiency in Different Learning Environments - Jing Wang and Robert B. Harris 

To Err is Human: An error analysis approach to Turkish as an L2 -Talip Gonulal, Patti Spinner, and Paula Winke 


Effects of Listening While Reading (LWR) on Swahili Reading Fluency and Comprehension - Filipo Lubua 

Volune 19,  Spring 2015

The Role of Writing in Learning Less-commonly-taught Languages in Turkey - Nur Yigitoglu 

Integrating the Genre-Based Approach into Teaching Writing in Arabic As a Foreign Language - Mahmoud Azaz 

The Effectiveness of Diagnostic Assessment on the Development of Turkish Language Learners’ Narrative Skills as an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Task - Anjel Tozcu 

Cuevas Trans-forming Students into Digital Hakawati: Digital Storytelling in the AFL Classroom: Learners’ Attitudes and Recommendations - Gaby Semaan, Dany Doueiri, and Rebecca 

Dialogue Recitation and CFL Learners’ Production of Formulaic Expressions - Jia Yang 

Correlation of Proficiency with Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency in Spoken and Written Production: Evidence from L2 Korean - Youngjoo Kim, Juyeon Nam, and Sun-Young Lee 

Blended Learning Course Format on Moodle: A Model for Beginner Level Foreign Language Courses in Higher Education Reviews - Deborah Azaryad Shechter 


Toward a Task-based Textbook for Indonesian Lan-guage Learning - Jessica Fox 

Voume 18,  Fall 2015

Teaching Linguistics to Supplement the Implementation of the Five Cs - Hongyuan Dong 

Research-Informed Online Language Course Design and Development for Least Commonly Taught LTCLs: The case of Introductory Dari, Pashto, and Uyghur - Öner Özçelik and Amber Kennedy Kent 

Foreign language teaching: A study of teachers’ beliefs about effective teaching and learning methodologies - Farid Saydee 

College-Level Arabic Heritage Learners: Do they belong in Separate Classrooms? - Hana Zabarah 

Task-based incidental vocabulary learning in L2 Arabic: The role of proficiency and task performance - Ayman A. Mohamed 

Investigating the validity of KFL text difficulty as defined by the ILR Reading Scales - Sun-Young Shin 

Volume 17,  Spring 2015









Uncovering Curriculum: Language performance through culture by design - Jennifer Eddy

Foreign Language Read-ing Anxiety: Korean as a Foreign Language in the United States - Kim Young Joo and Julie Damron

High School Students Reg-istered in Ukrainian Language Arts – What Practitioners and Learning Resource Developers Should Know - Olenka Bilash, and Vitaliy Shyyan

A Model for Com-munity-based Language Teaching to Young Learners: The Impact of University Outreach - Martha Nyikos and Vesna Dimitrieska

Implementing STARTALK-endorsed Principles in an Intensive Summer LCTL Program: Challenges and Implications - Julian ChengChiang Chen and Sarah Jourdain

Evaluating the Quality of STARTALK Program for Teaching Heritage and Non-Heritage Arabic Language Learners - Wafa Hassan 

Technology Training in Chinese Language Teacher Education: Content, Concept, and Context  - Yang XIAO-DESAI, Ka F. WONG and Xiaohui WU

Volume 16, Fall 2014

Corrective Feedback in Classrooms at Different Proficiency Levels —A Case Study of Chinese as a Foreign LanguageLiu Li

Errors in the Production of Adult Early and Late Bilinguals - Teresa Lee

Teachers’ and Non-Teachers’ Perceptions of a Chinese Learner’s Oral Performances - Guangyan Chen

Loss of Culture, Loss of Language: An Afghan-American Community -
Farid Saydee

The Development of a National Curriculum Guide for Persian: Themes, Genres, Standards-based Goals, and Models - Nicole Mills and Pardis Minuchehr

Korean Language Teachers in Higher Education in North America: Profile, Status and More - Hye-Sook Wang  

Volume 15, Spring 2014

Teaching Norwegian to beginners: Six principles to guide lesson planning - Anna Krulatz, Sør-Trøndelag University College

Informal Language Learning and Self-Instruction: The Learning Ecosystem of Learners of Macedonian - Biljana Belamarić Wilsey, North Carolina State University

Developing Linguistic and Professional Competence: Business Ukrainian On-line - Alla Nedashkivska

Content-based Persian language instruction at the University of Maryland: A field-report - Ali Reza Abasi, University of Maryland

Foreign Language Speaking Anxiety: A Study of Chinese Language Learners - Han Luo, Northwestern University

The Arabic Language Fog of War: Exploring Iraq War Veterans’ Motivations to Study Arabic Language and Culture Post-Deployment - Jennifer Nichols, Kenyon College

Meso-American Languages: An Investigation of Variety, Maintenance, and Implications for Linguistic Survival - Ransom Gladwin, Valdosta State University

Volume 14, Fall 2013

Variation among heritage speakers: Sequential vs. simultaneous bilinguals - Teresa Lee, University of Virginia                                        

Cultural Factors in High School Student Motivation to Study Less
Commonly Taught Languages - Masako Nunn, California State University, San Bernardino                                                                                    

Effectiveness of deep, blended language learning as measured by oral
proficiency and course evaluation - Francois Victor Tochon, University of Wisconsin-Madison                                                                                

A Language Socialization Approach to Uzbek Language Learning - Baburhan Uzum, Sam Houston State University                                         

Language classroom risk-taking behavior in a performed culture-based
program - Stephen D. Luft, Ohio State University                                     


Volume 13, Spring 2013

Edited by Danko Sipka 

LCTL teachers’ assessment knowledge and practices: An exploratory study…..1

Megan Montee, Aileen Bach, Anne Donovan, Lynn Thompson

Survey of Digital Materials for Teaching Less Commonly Taught Languages Barbara Blankenship and Thomas J. Hinnebusch UCLA Language Materials Project…..33

Barbara Blankenship, Thomas J. Hinnebusch

Cognitive Perspective in SLA: Pedagogical Implications for Enhancing Oral Proficiency in Foreign Languages…..51

Serafima Gettys, Iwona Lech

Making Vocabulary Corporeal: Arabic Learners, Vocabulary Development, & arabiCorpus…..71

Amy Johnson, Mike Raish

The signal and comprehension approach: decoding and meaning building…..87

Rajaa Aquil

Chinese as a Foreign Language (CFL) Students’ Lexical Tonal Development: An Investigation of Tonal Production and Awareness of Tonal Categories…..129

Li Jin

Volume 9, Fall 2010

Edited by Danko Sipka

Enhanced Input in LCTL Pedagogy.....page 1

Marilyn S. Manley, Rowan University

Development of a Computer-Based Workshop to Foster Language Assessment Literacy.....page 21

Katherine Riestenberg, Francesca Di Silvio, Anne Donovan, Margaret E Malone, Center for Applied Linguistics

The Use of English in the Chinese Language Classroom: Perspectives from American College Students.....page 43

Henrietta Yang, Morehouse College

"I Got the Point Across and that is What Counts". Transcultural versus (?) Linguistic Competence in Language Teaching.....page 59

Shobna Nijhawan, New York University

The More Things Change: A Learner's Perspective on Learning Another Arabic Dialect.....page 83

Elizabeth M. Bergman, Miami University of Ohio

Heritage Motivation, Identity and the Desire to Learn Arabic in U.S. Early Adolescents.....page 103

Amanda Lanier Temples, Georgia State University

Volume 8, Spring 2010

Edited by Danko Sipka

Business Communiction in Less Commonly Taught Languages: Teaching Suggestions Through Discourse Analysis.....page 1

Glaucia V. Silva, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Denise Santos, The University of Reading, UK

Addressing the Language Description Deficit.....page 21

M. Ali Bolgun, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Adverbs as a Wor Category in Kinyakyusa.....page 59

Amani Lusekelo, Dar es Salaam University College of Education

The Production of Turkish Relative Clauses in Second Language Acquisition: Overcoming Student Difficulties.....page 89

Anjel Toczu, Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center

Korean as a Heritage Language in the U.S. University Classroom.....page 141

Hyun-Sook Kang, Illinois State University

A Curriculum for Teaching Indonesian in Classes with Diverse Learners.....page 169

Maria Carreira, California State University, Long Beach

Juliana Wijaya, University of California, Los Angeles

Incorporating Language Learning Into the Academic Setting: A Practical Example at Harvard University.....page 195

Charles Owu-Ewie, Ohio University, Athens

Volume 7, Fall 2009

Edited by Danko Sipka

Who Studies Language and Why?: A Cross-Language Survey of First-Year College-Level Language Learners.....page 1

Kathryn M. Howard, University of Pennsylvania

Rachel R. Reynolds, Drexel University

Julia Deak, University of Pennsylvania

Reasons Students Take Courses in less Commonly Taught Language and More Commonly Taught Languages.....page 45

Dianna Murphy, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Sally Sieloff Magnan, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Michele Back, University of California-Riverside

Paula Garrett-Rucks, University of Wisconsin-Madison

An Analysis of Student Evaluations of Native and Non-Native Korean Foreign Language Teachers.....page 81

Julie Damron, Brigham Young University

Increasing Assessment Literacy among LCTL Instructors through Blended Learning.....page 105

Victoria C. Nier, Center for Applied Linguistics

Anne E. Donovan, Center for Applied Linguistics

Margaret E. Malone, Center for Applied Linguistics

Using Technology to Make a Professional Development Effective and Cost-Effective: The JOINT Online Course Program for Japanese Language Teachers.....page 137

Tekeshi Sengiku, Gettysburg College

Yasu-Hiko Tohsaku, University of California-San Diego

Eiko Ushida, University of California-San Diego

Susan Schmidt, Alliance of Associations of Teachers of Japanese

ARIDA: An Arabic Inter-Language Database and its Applications: A Pilot Study.....page 165

Ghazi Abuhakema, The College of Charleston

Anna Feldman, Montclair State University

Eileen Fitzpatrick, Montclair State University

Volume 6, Spring 2009

Edited by Danko Sipka

Arabic: Meeting the Challenges.....page 1

Elizabeth M. Bergman, Arizona State University

Teaching Accurate Translation at Word Level.....page 15

Alexander Burak, University of Florida

Teaching Russian Grammar Interactively: The Case System.....page 37

Rimma Garn, University of California-Davis

The Keyimage Method of Learning Sound-Symbol Correspondences: A Case Study of Learning Written Khmer.....page 59

Elizabeth Lavolette, University of Hawaii at Manoa

Retention of Katakana as Foreign Scripts: The Effects of Mnemonics and Spatial Ability.....page 85

Sachiko Matsunaga, California State University-Los Angeles

Internet-Assisted Language Learning (IALL) and Developing Arabic Proficiency.....page 113

Rabia Bajwa, Georgetown University

Volume 5, Spring 2008

Edited by Danko Sipka

2007 NCOLCTL Keynote Presentation.....page 1

Ambassador Robert Finn, Liechtenstein Institute of the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton

Survival Strategies: LCTLs in Context.....page 13

Marilyn S. Manley, Rowan University

Why College students Want to Learn Asian Languages: A Comparative Study of Motivational Factors for the Selections of Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese.....page 33

Jack Jinghui Liu, California State University-Fullerton

Setsue Shibata, California State University-Fullerton

Proficiency Testing and Language Teaching: Russian and Polish.....page 57

Rimma Garn, University of Missouri-Columbia

Active Learning through Materials Development: A Project for the Advanced L2 Classroom.....page 91

Katrina Daly Thompson, University of California-Los Angeles

Is ‘msonge’ a House? Visualizing a Novel in the L2 Classroom: The Case of Swahili.....page 113

Charles Bwenge, University of Florida

Teaching Pragmatic Particles in the LCTL Classroom.....page 129

Faizah Sari, University of Alabama

Volume 4, Spring 2007

Edited by Michael E. Everson

Innovations in language Learning: The Oregon Chinese Flagship Model.....page 1

Carl Falsgraf, University of Oregon

Madeline K. Spring, University of Oregon

Foreign Languages Surviving and Thriving in Conventional University Settings: Implications for Less Commonly Taught Languages.....page 17

Elizabeth B. Bernhardt, Stanford University

Teaching Speech Arts.....page 29

Margo Milleret, University of New Mexico

Endangered Language Documentation and Transmission.....page 53

D. Victoria Rau, Providence University-Taiwan

Meng-Chien Yang, Providence University-Taiwan

Maa-Neu Dong, National Museum of Natural Science-Taiwan

Are We There Yet?.....page 75

Ray T. Clifford, Brigham Young University

Fostering of Less Commonly Taught Language Initiatives- The Minnesota Experience.....page 81

Leonard Anthony Polakiewicz, University of Minnesota


Volume 3, Spring 2006

Edited by Michael E. Everson

 Opening Remarks: NCOLCTL Annual Meeting ‘05.....page 1

Gilles Bousquet, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Why Students in the U.S. are Learning Arabic: A Study of Motivation at the College-Level.....page 7

Paula M. Winke, Michigan State University

Heather D. Weger-Guntharp, Georgetown University

College Heritage Language Speakers’ Perceptions of Heritage Languages and Identity.....page 35

Jingjing Qin, Northern Arizona University

Models of Integrating Content and Language Learning.....page 61

Jiaying Howard, Monterey Institute of International Studies

A Retrospective and a Look into the Future 2005 NCOLCTL Walton Award Acceptance Speech.....page 85

Dora Johnson, Center for Applied Linguistics

Volume 2, Spring 2005

Edited by Michael E. Everson

The Global Professional.....page 1

Gilles Bousquet, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Privilege of the Less Commonly Taught Languages: Linking Literacy and Advanced L2 Capacities.....page 21

Heidi Byrnes, Georgetown University

An Analysis of Learner Motivation of Less Commonly Taught Languages.....page 45

Junko Ueno, Union College

Social Bilingualism and FL Teaching: The Case of Catalan.....page 73

Amalia Llombart-Huesca, University of Redlands

Meeting the Standards for Foreign Language Learning through an Internet-Based Newspaper Project: Case Studies of Advanced-Level Japanese Learners.....page 101

Miyuki Fukai, Columbia University

Why We Need Each Other: 2004 NCOLCTL Walton Award Acceptance Speech.....page 135

Laurel Rasplica Rodd, University of Colorado


Volume 1, Spring 2004

Edited by Antonia Folarin Schleicher

Do Background Variables Predict Students’ Scores on a Japanese Placement Test? Implications for Placing Heritage Language Learners.....page 1

Kimi Kondo-Brown, University of Hawaii-Manoa

Code-Switching among Trilingual Montrealers: French, English, and a Heritage Language.....page 19

Ephie Konidaris, McGill University

An Ethnographic Study of Chinese Heritage Language Education and Technological Innovations.....page 69

Minjuan Wang, San Diego State University

On-line Delivery for Serbo-Croatian (Bosniac, Croatian, Serbian): Tailoring Technology to the Learner.....page 95

Danko Sipka, Arizona State University

Gender Representation in Elementary Level, African Language Textbooks.....page 119

Antonia Folarin Schleicher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kristi Hobson, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Arabic Instructors’ Attitudes on Communicative Language Teaching (CLT).....page 137

Deniz Gokcora, University of Minnesota

Evrim Eveyik-Aydin, University of Minnesota

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