ERIC Number: ED338089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of French as a Second Language Study Program for Grade Six Immersion. Summary Report = Evaluation du programme d'etudes de francais langue seconde en immersion a la 6e annee. Rapport sommaire.
Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
The study summarized (in both English and French) in this report, is an evaluation of the listening comprehension and speech skills of sixth grade students in Manitoba's (Canada) French immersion programs. It is intended for parents and teachers in the province involved in the French immersion program. The report consists of an overview of the study, a summary of procedures followed, and observations made based on study results. The procedures included identification of objectives in the curriculum to be used for evaluation of listening comprehension and speech skills, and development and piloting of an evaluation instrument. The tabulation of results indicates the percentage of students across the province who achieved the objectives chosen for assessment, the level at which they performed, and whether the results were found to be satisfactory by the project committee. It is concluded that most of the curriculum objectives in these areas were achieved adequately, but the achievement level for four objectives was unsatisfactory. Problems were also found in achievement of functional language objectives and in the design of curriculum objectives. Some practical limitations of immersion instruction are noted. Nine recommendations are made for program design and classroom implementation. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Note: Prepared by the Bureau de l'education francaise. For the full report, in French, see FL 019 814.