ERIC Number: ED338086
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Evaluation of French as a Second Language Study Program for Grade Nine Immersion. Oral Comprehension and Speaking Skills, 1990. Summary Report = Evaluation du programme d'etudes de francais langue seconde en immersion a la 9e annee. La comprehension orale et la production orale, 1990. 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 ninth grade students in Manitoba's (Canada) French immersion programs. It is intended for parents and teachers in Manitoba 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. The majority of objectives were met satisfactorily, with communication objectives achieved at a higher level than functional objectives. It is also concluded that the existing curriculum has inhibited efforts to exploit the whole range of listening comprehension skills, and that difficulties were encountered with the functional objectives for speech skills. Eleven recommendations are made for improved program design and implementation. (MSE)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Identifiers - Location: Canada