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Weinberg, Alysse – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Describes computer-based placement tests developed at the second language institute at the University of Ottawa, Canada using Ficelle. Students in the French as a second language program were tested using either the computer-based test or a pencil-and-paper test. Statistical analysis indicated no significant differences between the two test…
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Computer Assisted Testing, French
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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2000
Describes a range of reading and writing tasks that were used in a first-year university classroom with a view to helping students better understand the concept of coherence, which is crucial to both reading and writing. The technique involves a range of reading-writing coherence awareness-raising tasks that shift students' attention from the low…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cohesion (Written Composition), College Students, English (Second Language)
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Dube, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
One college faculty member's collection of unprepared students' amusing answers to test questions on French civilization includes errors of information, spelling, and grammar, and student humor. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Education, French, Higher Education
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Bardovi-Harlig, Kathleen; Bergstrom, Anna – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Investigates the acquisition of tense and aspect by learners of English as a Second Language and learners of French as a Foreign Language. Examination of written narratives collected from both groups using a film retell task reveals similar patterns of distribution of tense/aspect morphology across target languages. (29 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: College Students, Data Collection, English (Second Language), Films
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Lessard-Clouston, Michael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Building on the prior work of Sanaoui (1995), this article reports on the results of administering a self-report questionnaire to students of English as a Second Language to discover the vocabulary learning activities that learners engaged in outside class. Discusses why a structured learning approach did not predict either greater vocabulary…
Descriptors: Case Studies, College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Fancy, Alex – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Use of dramatics in French second language education is advocated with theoretical and practical arguments, and a four-stage approach to language acquisition through theater is proposed. The approach is based on activities of a bilingual theater troupe that offers Mount Allison University (New Brunswick) students an opportunity to participate in…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, College Students, Drama Workshops, Dramatics
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Ager, D. E.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
A student survey indicating interest in second language learning is discussed, as well as the success of an "assisted self-taught" approach to uncommonly taught languages at the University of Aston, Birmingham. (AM)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Language Attitudes, Programed Instruction