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McDonough, Kim; Trofimovich, Pavel; Neumann, Heike – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
This study focuses on the pedagogical applications of structural priming research in an English for academic purposes (EAP) context, investigating whether priming activities are an effective tool for eliciting production of target grammatical structures. University students across four EAP classes carried out a total of 6 information-exchange…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Priming, English for Academic Purposes, Grammar
Adiv, Ellen; Dore, Francine – 1983
A study was undertaken to assess the French second language proficiency of kindergarten students in two intensive French programs and to assess the development of mother tongue skills of native English speakers in a third program. The three subject groups were as follows: (1) students in a full-day immersion program; (2) francization (half-day)…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English, Foreign Countries, French
Adiv, Ellen; Dore, Francine – 1983
A study was designed to assess French second language proficiency, native language skills, and academic achievement of students in an intensive French program in an English language school in Montreal. Subjects consisted of three groups of grade 4 and three groups of grade 5 students, each grade level having one group from the intensive French…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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Lightbown, Patsy M.; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
A study compared the English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) performance of secondary school students who had participated in intensive ESL instruction in grade five or six and those following regular ESL instruction in elementary school. Students with early instruction maintained the English language superiority acquired during the program. (eight…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
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Genesee, F.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
A secondary school French immersion program in Montreal is discussed. A research and testing program to evaluate student performance is described. Results show a significant increase in French skills over regular language programs, no decrease in English skills, and no decrease in general academic achievement. (CHK)
Descriptors: Achievement Tests, French, Immersion Programs, Intensive Language Courses