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ERIC Number: EJ832694
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 66
ISSN: ISSN-1481-868X
Boys and French as a Second Language: A Research Agenda for Greater Understanding
Kissau, Scott; Turnbull, Miles
Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, v11 n3 p151-170 2008
Following an extensive and federally funded analysis of literature related to boys learning French as a second language (FSL) in Canada, the authors propose a series of research questions to guide future research related to males in FSL classrooms. To better understand the need for this research agenda, the researchers provide an overview of the current state of male participation in FSL programs in Canada and in foreign language programs internationally and review various explanations for the reported lack of male interest in language learning. While acknowledging the existing literature on the topic, the researchers emphasize the lack of research specific to the Canadian context and the need for more Canadian research to understand why males are disinterested in learning French in Canada. (Contains 5 notes.)
Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics / Association canadienne de linguistique appliquee. Departement de langues, linguistique et traduction, Pavillon de Koninck, Universite Laval, Quebec, QC G1K 7P4, Canada. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada