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ERIC Number: EJ1152282
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Aug
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0008-4506
Relating French Immersion Teacher Practices to Better Student Oral Production
Haj-Broussard, Michelle; Olson Beal, Heather K.; Boudreaux, Nicole
Canadian Modern Language Review, v73 n3 p319-342 Aug 2017
This study examined seven Louisiana kindergarten immersion teachers' practices to evaluate students' oral target language production and compare the oral production elicited when different instructional practices were used over a single semester. Three rounds of three 20-minute observations in three different contexts--circle time, direct instruction, and centre time--were conducted in seven kindergarten teachers' classrooms at the beginning, middle, and end of the semester. Using the Association canadienne des professeurs d'immersion (ACPI) accepted language proficiency levels, the researchers focused on students' global capacity to communicate. Findings suggest that teacher practices influenced student oral language production and help identify specific, practical suggestions for improving language immersion teaching practices and immersion teacher training.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
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