ERIC Number: ED122587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Enseignement Bilingue: Problemes Souleves par la Preparation d'un Materiel Pedagogique pour des Franco-Ontariens (Bilingual Education: Problems Raised by the Preparation of Teaching Materials for Franco-Ontarians). Working Papers on Bilingualism, No. 1.
Cooke, David; Lamerand, Raymond
This paper reports on a program developed to prepare teaching materials for the instruction of French to adolescents who have French as a native language but no longer speak French at home. A principal goal is to create situations that will inspire students to communicate in French, and to avoid purely academic exercises. Since students tend to express themselves by means of an intermediate language, whether they are learning French or English, the program is oriented towards learning language as a medium of communication. This places the emphasis on the acquisition of concepts and communicative competence rather than on a flawless command of the grammar and the vocabulary. This program is characterized by the integration of both linguistic and paralinguistic factors that favor communication in the language learning process. (Author/CLK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bilingual Education, Communication Skills, Communication (Thought Transfer), Communicative Competence (Languages), English, French, Instructional Materials, Interference (Language), Language Instruction, Language of Instruction, Material Development, Native Speakers, Teaching Methods, Verbal Communication
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Ontario Inst. for Studies in Education, Toronto. Bilingual Education Project.
Identifiers - Location: Canada