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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
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Netten, Joan; Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article examines the oral proficiency in French of students in core French, intensive French (IF), and post-IF to determine the effectiveness of these programs. Between 2003 and 2009, students in nine jurisdictions were assessed using the New Brunswick Middle School Scale (MSS). Students were tested prior to beginning IF (multiple grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Carr, Wendy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article examines why students participated in British Columbia's first intensive French (IF) program between 2004 and 2008 and what they achieved as a result, with a particular focus on the effect on the French and English language proficiency of English as additional language (EAL) students. Qualitative case studies found that students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Grade 5, French
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Goldberg, Erin; Noels, Kimberly A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
This study investigates the motivation for learning French, the ethnic identities, and the decision to pursue post-secondary education in French of anglophone graduates of intensive French language programs in high school. Sixty-two graduates of either French immersion, Advanced Placement French, or the International Baccalaureate French program…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Learning Motivation, Advanced Placement, Ethnicity
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White, Joanna L.; Turner, C.E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2005
This study investigates performance on oral tasks across two groups of francophone learners with different ESL instruction. It reports on second language (L2) ability gains in intensive instruction and regular instruction. To date, gains in oral proficiency have not been reported in such programs, nor has there been a comparison across two…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Grade 6, English (Second Language), French
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Netten, Joan; Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article gives the reasons for, and the history of, the conceptualization of intensive French. The major characteristics of core French and French immersion are reviewed, giving the principal advantages and limitations of each program. The findings of empirical research that most directly affect the development of communication skills are…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, French, Intensive Language Courses, Immersion Programs
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Netten, Joan; Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article describes the way in which the curriculum for intensive French was developed. Reference is made to its similarities to and differences from both the multidimensional curriculum proposed by the National Core French Study and the communicative approach. The importance of learning outcomes stated in terms of communicative outcomes…
Descriptors: Literacy, French, Cognitive Development, Intensive Language Courses
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Collins, Jacquie; Stead, Shelley; Woolfrey, Sid – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article gives the perspectives of three teachers of intensive French (IF) as they adjusted their thinking to teaching in a French as a second language (FSL) classroom that was very different from the core French classroom and developed teaching strategies to facilitate effective learning of communication skills by the students. Four major…
Descriptors: Literacy, Communication Skills, French, Teaching Methods
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Germain, Claude; Lightbown, Patsy; Netten, Joan; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article provides a historical overview and comparison of intensive English (IE) and intensive French (IF) programs in Canada. Comparisons are made in terms of the total time allotted to the intensive period, the selection of students, the number and types of schools offering the programs, the models of delivery, and the type of pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, French, English (Second Language)
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MacIntyre, Peter D.; Baker, Susan C.; Clement, Richard; Donovan, Leslie A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Evaluates differences between immersion and non-immersion university-level students' willingness to communicate, communication apprehension, perceived competence, and frequency of communicating . Also examines elements of integrative motivation. Differences between immersion and non-immersion groups are observed in the communication-related…
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Apprehension, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Bournot-Trites, Monique; Reeder, Kenneth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Examines the effect of teaching mathematics in French on mathematics achievement evaluated in English. Analyzes the effect of increased intensity of bilingual education on mathematics achievement and the effects of language of testing in the context of French immersion at the intermediate level. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs
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Lee, Kyunghui; Wesche, Marjorie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2000
Thirty-seven post-secondary students were studied over one semester in intensive English-as-a-Second-Language or degree programs, with a focus on their English language development and adaptation to Canadian life and study. Data were gathered through ongoing informal contact and pre- and post-administration of a detailed questionnaire, an English…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Case Studies, College Students, English (Second Language)
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Chlebek, Agnes; Coltrinari, Helen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Details of arrangements, staff and program of two high school summer immersion French courses in Switzerland and France are presented. Suggestions are made for improvements. Students showed a remarkable increase in comprehension, vocabulary, and confidence in speaking French; attitudes were positive, students became more responsible and mature.…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction
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Wesche, M. Bingham – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Reports the results of an experiment designed to identify and define learning behaviors characteristic of successful adult students in an intensive language program. Findings are interpreted in terms of an information processing model. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Cognitive Processes, French, Intensive Language Courses
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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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