ERIC Number: ED338088
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Evaluation du programme d'etudes de francais langue seconde en immersion a la 9e annee: La comprehension orale et la production orale, 1990. Rapport Final. (Evaluation of French as a Second Language Study Program for Grade Nine Immersion: Oral Comprehension and Speaking Skills, 1990. Final Report).
An evaluation of Manitoba's French immersion programs at the levels of grades 3, 6, and 9 focused on program effectiveness in teaching listening comprehension and speech skills. The results for grade 9 are presented here. The first section describes the framework of the immersion curriculum and the listening and oral skills targeted in it. The second section outlines the study's design, including the evaluation instrument used, its pilot testing, sampling, data collection, evaluators, scoring, and evaluation criteria. The third section presents results and interpretation, and the final section offers conclusions and 11 recommendations for program design, classroom implementation, and program administration. Results indicate that the majority of the objectives chosen for evaluation were met satisfactorily. Communication objectives were better attained than functional objectives, and achievement was especially high in "identifying that which provides clues about the speaker." Deficiencies were still observed in the area of syntax when speaking skills were evaluated. The evaluation instrument is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Evaluation Criteria, Foreign Countries, French, Grade 9, Immersion Programs, Listening Comprehension, Measurement Techniques, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Research Methodology, Second Language Programs, Secondary Education, Speech Skills
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Manitoba Dept. of Education and Training, Winnipeg.
Note: Prepared by the Bureau de l'education francaise. For French and English summaries, see FL 019 813.