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ERIC Number: EJ957755
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-0957-1736
French Vocabulary in "Encore Tricolore": Do Pupils Have a Chance?
Tschichold, Cornelia
Language Learning Journal, v40 n1 p7-19 2012
British learners acquire very little vocabulary in their foreign languages, compared to pupils elsewhere in Europe, particularly learners of English as a foreign language. Could the materials used for teaching help explain this difference? An analysis of the vocabulary loading of a textbook for French as a foreign language commonly used in Britain, "Encore Tricolore" (Mascie-Taylor and Honnor, 2001, Cheltenham, UK, Nelson Thornes), was carried out with this question in mind. An analysis of the vocabulary suggests that it is not introduced and practised in a way that is conducive to building a sufficiently large vocabulary to reach level B1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). (Contains 4 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom