ERIC Number: ED456639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching English Language Arts to Francophone Students, Grades 3 to 9: A Guide to Transfers and Interference.
Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise.
This guide provides an extensive but not conclusive list of points of transfer and interference between the French and English languages. It is designed to help English language arts teachers of Francophone students understand that French language skills can be usefully transferred to English. Apart from a brief introduction, this document consists of a chart, providing a fairly detailed list of points of interference and transfer between French and English and appendices on strategies. The first column of this chart identifies the language concept that may result in interference. The second column presents three types of information: the problem, which offers an explanation of what the student is doing incorrectly; the source, which offers an explanation of how the students' knowledge of French causes this error; and the strategy, which suggests how to correct the problem. The chart has sections on consonants, vowels, controlled vowels, diphthongs, long-vowel letter combinations, digraphs, blends, word endings, contractions, possessive nouns, punctuation, double letters, figures of speech, and parts of speech. There are also four appendices: "Tag Word Strategy"; "Silent 'e' Lesson"; "Spelling Strategy"; and "Proofreading Strategy." (KFT)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Code Switching (Language), Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), Error Correction, Foreign Countries, French, French Canadians, Grammar, Interference (Language), Language Arts, Language Attitudes, Language Maintenance, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Structural Analysis (Linguistics), Transfer of Training
Alberta Learning, French Language Services Branch, 11160 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, T5K 0L2. Tel: 780-427-2940; Fax: 780-422-1947.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Alberta Learning, Edmonton. Direction de l'education francaise.
Identifiers - Location: Canada