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ERIC Number: ED043031
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 12
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Some Problems in the Teaching of English as a Second Language in Quebec.
Kupsh, Linzey
In Quebec, English is taught as a second language to four groups of people: French-speaking Canadians; immigrants; Indians and Eskimos; and foreign students. The first group, in contrast to the others, is not integratively or instrumentlly motivated. They are not submitting to anglicization in North America nor are they being required to know English for either school or work. Both the federal and provincial governments have given financial, technical, and administrative encouragement to TESL. However, Quebec's insistence on sovereignty in education, especially in language teaching, makes federal funding of ESL programs a sensitive matter. Other pressing problems are the lack of extensive retraining programs for teachers, the absence of publicity campaigns to instruct the public, and the failure of teachers to prepare students for English language learning. Increased communication between governments, ministries, school boards, teachers, training institutions, universities, parents and students would be a breakthrough toward solving some of the perennial problems. Also badly needed are centers for language learning, such as established recently by the Universiy of Ottawa, where research into language learning and teaching, teacher training, materials development and information dissemination can be centralized and coordinated. (AMM)
Etudes Anglaises, Universite de Montreal, C.P. 6128, Montreal, Quebec
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Identifiers - Location: Canada