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Wernicke, Meike – TESL Canada Journal, 2019
In English-majority contexts such as British Columbia, French second language (FSL) teachers are increasingly encountering students who are also learning French in addition to English and their home languages. Research findings show that dual language learners are successfully supported through multilingual pedagogies that acknowledge and…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Culturally Relevant Education, Multilingualism, French
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Harfitt, Gary; Chu, Blanche – TESL Canada Journal, 2011
In this article we share our experiences of using poems in teacher-training courses where the students are predominantly second-language learners. We describe how we tried to help learners engage with a creative text through its language and meaning. We share our experiences of helping to facilitate the open expression of opinions and feelings in…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Foreign Countries, Poetry, Teaching Methods
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Galetcaia, Tatiana; Thiessen, Loreena – TESL Canada Journal, 2010
Besides language competence, international students must develop a systematic approach to processing information and follow up with co-construction of the knowledge acquired. Critical thinking is a crucial principle commonly required in North American universities for evaluating academic texts. This practice may present certain difficulties for…
Descriptors: Universities, Foreign Countries, Critical Thinking, Educational Environment