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ERIC Number: ED012902
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965-Aug
Pages: 46
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Reference Count: 0
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ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE FOR FRENCH-SPEAKING STUDENTS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.
Ontario Curriculum Inst., Toronto.
THIS REPORT WAS SUBMITTED IN JULY 1965 BY THE FRANCAIS SUB-COMMITTEE AND THE MODERN LANGUAGE COMMITTEE TO THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM INSTITUTE. THE SUBJECT WAS A SURVEY UNDERTAKEN IN 1964 TO STUDY THE TEACHING OF ENGLISH IN CANADIAN SECONDARY SCHOOLS ATTENDED BY FRENCH-SPEAKING STUDENTS. THE FUNDAMENTAL ISSUE INVOLVED IN THE SECONDARY EDUCATION OF THESE STUDENTS IS THE PROBLEM OF BILINGUALISM. SINCE A STUDENT'S ABILITY TO COPE WITH A SECOND LANGUAGE IS IN DIRECT RELATION TO THE LEVEL OF HIS ACHIEVEMENT IN HIS MOTHER TONGUE, A SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT AIMS AT STRENGTHENING AND MAINTAINING THE FIRST LANGUAGE CONTRIBUTES STRONGLY AND DIRECTLY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SECOND. AMONG THE RECOMMENDATIONS MADE BY THE COMMITTEE (BASED ON THESE ASSUMPTIONS) WERE THE FOLLOWING--(1) THE CURRICULUM IN ENGLISH (GRADES 9-13) SHOULD BE MORE SUITED TO THE LANGUAGE ABILITY AND NEEDS OF THE FRENCH-SPEAKING STUDENTS, (2) APPROPRIATE AND SUITABLE TEXTS AND EXAMINATIONS SHOULD BE PROVIDED, (3) TEACHER-TRAINING INSTITUTES SHOULD PROVIDE A COURSE IN METHODS AND TECHNIQUES FOR TEACHING ENGLISH TO FRENCH-SPEAKING STUDENTS, (4) REGULATIONS SHOULD ALLOW MORE EXTENSIVE USE OF FRENCH, AND (5) FRENCH-SPEAKING SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (UNDER CERTAIN CONDITIONS) SHOULD BE GROUPED HOMOGENOUSLY. THIS REPORT WAS PUBLISHED BY THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM INSTITUTE, TORONTO, ONTARIO, CANADA. (AM)
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Authoring Institution: Ontario Curriculum Inst., Toronto.
Identifiers: CANADA; French Canadians; ONTARIO