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Gunning, Pamela; White, Joanna; Busque, Christine – Language Awareness, 2016
There is considerable interest in teacher collaboration across mother tongue and second language curricula. However, cross-curricular collaboration in reading strategy instruction has seldom been investigated. We report a two-year study involving collaboration between the French first language (L1) and English second language (L2) teachers in an…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Teacher Collaboration, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Cabau, Béatrice – Language Learning Journal, 2015
This article examines the various educational paradigms used in the design of a European studies undergraduate programme in Hong Kong to enhance the acquisition of intercultural competences (IC) among students. The intercultural approach is supported by intensive foreign language (FL) learning and is motivated by a compulsory full year academic…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Undergraduate Students, Self Concept, Case Studies
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Harris, Kathy – Babel, 2015
Early years and primary teachers have a unique opportunity to apply their strong teaching practices, classroom management and understanding of childhood literacy development to teaching a language. This paper reports on a project from Independent Schools Queensland to increase language programs in schools by retraining classroom teachers.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Preschool Teachers
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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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Shoemaker, Ellenor; Rast, Rebekah – Second Language Research, 2013
The earliest stages of adult language acquisition have received increased attention in recent years (cf. Carroll, introduction to this issue). The study reported here aims to contribute to this discussion by investigating the role of several variables in the development of word recognition strategies during the very first hours of exposure to a…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, Word Recognition, Sentences, French
Joy, Rhonda; Murphy, Elizabeth – Canadian Journal of Education, 2012
This paper portrays the activity system of eight classes of Grade 6 children with special educational needs in an Intensive French as a second-language education program. Classroom norms and tools reflected a social-interactionist and social-constructivist approach with scaffolding, social interaction, multiple modes of representing, holistic,…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Educational Needs, Disabilities, Interpersonal Relationship
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Collins, Laura; White, Joanna – TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, 2011
In this longitudinal study we investigated whether different distributions of instructional time would have differential effects on the acquisition of English by young (aged 11-12 years) French-speaking learners. Eleven classes of Grade 6 students (N = 230) in two versions of a similar intensive English as a second language program were followed…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), French
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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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French, Leif M.; O'Brien, Irena – Applied Psycholinguistics, 2008
This study examined the role of phonological memory in second language (L2) grammar learning in a group of native French-speaking children undergoing a 5-month intensive English program. Phonological memory (as referenced by Arabic [ANWR] and English [ENWR] nonword repetition tasks), L2 vocabulary (receptive and productive vocabulary knowledge),…
Descriptors: Memory, Vocabulary Development, Phonology, Second Language Learning
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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 Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2005
Through research and classroom observation undertaken while conceptualizing and implementing the Intensive French program in Canada, many new insights were gained into the development of communication skills in a classroom situation. Five lessons learned about the development of spontaneous oral communication are presented in this article: the…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Observation, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries
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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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