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McGuire, Michael; Larson-Hall, Jenifer – TESL Canada Journal, 2017
Formulaic sequences (FS) are frequently used by native speakers and have been found to help non-native speakers sound more fluent as well. We hypothesized that explicitly teaching FS to classroom ESL learners would increase the use of such language, which could further result in increased second language (L2) fluency. We report on a 5-week study…
Descriptors: Phrase Structure, Teaching Methods, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Collins, Laura; White, Joanna – TESL Canada Journal, 2014
This article reports on a study examining the language practice opportunities that occurred during a range of paired and small group interactive tasks in an intensive English as a Second Language (ESL) class of francophone Grade 6 students. The analysis focussed on the opportunities the tasks provided for the use of two complex and challenging…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Grade 6
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Crossman, Katie; Pinchbeck, Geoffrey – TESL Canada Journal, 2012
Immigrants and the children of immigrants who have completed their schooling in Canadian school settings, commonly referred to as Generation 1.5, are increasingly identified in the research literature as academically at risk due to inadequately developed academic language proficiency and learning strategies. This article describes the design,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English for Academic Purposes, Intensive Language Courses, Curriculum Design
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Turner, Carolyn E.; Upshur, John A. – TESL Canada Journal, 1995
Investigates Communicative Effectiveness (CE) and Grammatical Accuracy (GA) in fifth-grade students in intensive English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) classes. Using different types of elicitation tasks in a cross-sectional study, results showed CE and GA are not independent, but the relation between them differs as a function of task type. (28…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Objectives, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language)
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Bertoldi, Elizabeth – TESL Canada Journal, 1986
A multifaceted approach to meeting the target language writing needs of adult English-as-a-second-language (ESL) students was built on the learners' expertise and experience. The technique expanded learners' knowledge of the written code of government writing and developed their ability to analyze and edit their own writing. (Author/CB)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Course Objectives, English (Second Language), French
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Stern, H. H. – TESL Canada Journal, 1985
Reviews research on the time factor in language pedagogy and on the relationship between time and other factors such as age, aptitude, previous language learning experience, and the total curriculum. Discusses the advantages of compact courses and outlines steps to be taken to implement them successfully. (SED)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses, Performance Factors
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Spada, Nina; Lightbown, Patsy M. – TESL Canada Journal, 1989
Reports on a study designed to investigate the second language development of francophone children in an experimental intensive English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) program in Quebec. Results indicated that subjects outperformed students in regular ESL programs on listening and reading comprehension tests and in oral fluency and had more positive…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, French