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White, Ruth; And Others – 1975
Each panelist described the program in his school or district. Donald Fraser discussed the elementary school French program in North Vancouver which started in October 1974 and includes ten pilot schools. Classes are held for twenty minutes each day. The materials used were written by Canadian authors and have considerable Canadian content.…
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Elementary Education, FLES, French
Wesche, Marjorie; MacFarlane, Alina; Peters, Martine – 1998
This report describes an experimental intensive core French program for grades 5 and 6 at Churchill Alternative School in Ottawa (Canada). The aim was to improve the oral French skills of core French students by providing a period of intensive exposure to French and by increasing the total number of hours in French during one program year from 120…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
Berney, Tomi D.; Friedman, Grace Ibanez – 1989
Three New York City public school projects funded by the New York State Education Department's Bureau of Bilingual Education had the common goal of improving the quality of instruction in schools that the state's Comprehensive Assessment Report (CAR) had designated as needing special assistance for raising low student performance levels. The…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
Wiley, Patricia Davis – 1988
The foreign language education program in the department of curriculum and instruction at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville has worked with the Morgan County School System to develop a foreign language experience (FLEX) program in Spanish for that district. The program has three phases: (1) 1 year of in-service instruction in language and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Education, FLES
Guerrero, Frank; And Others – 1987
A program in English as a second language for students in New York nonpublic schools is evaluated. The program provided intensive English language supplemental instruction to enhance listening, speaking, reading, writing, cognitive, and conceptual skills in limited-English-speaking students in kindergarten through grade 8. Evaluation was…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Intensive Language Courses, Junior High Schools
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 – TESOL Quarterly, 1994
This article describes the context and conditions of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) programs in Quebec's French-language schools and reports on several studies of the intensive ESL classes used in some elementary schools. Research on these programs demonstrates their effectiveness in fostering English language skills and positive attitudes…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Billy, Lise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Examines research on the effectiveness of bilingual French/English "immersion" programs v French/English "intensive" programs consisting of a regular curriculum in English plus an intensive five-month oral French program. (AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Research, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)