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Arnott, Stephanie; Masson, Mimi; Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2019
This research synthesis aims to investigate the broader trends in K-12 French as a second language (FSL) published research from 2000-2017 (inclusive). We assembled a database of 181 peer-reviewed articles relating to FSL education to examine what we already know about specific issues. We used Nvivo 11 (Pro) to facilitate coding the articles for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, French
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Arnott, Stephanie; Brogden, Lace Marie; Faez, Farahnaz; Péguret, Muriel; Piccardo, Enrica; Rehner, Katherine; Taylor, Shelley K.; Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
This article proposes a research agenda for future inquiry into the use of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) in the plurilingual Canadian context. Drawing on data collected from a research forum hosted by the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers in 2014, as well as a detailed analysis of Canadian empirical studies and…
Descriptors: Guidelines, Standards, Second Language Learning, Elementary Secondary Education
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Arnott, Stephanie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
Over the last decade, almost 4,000 Canadian schools have moved to using the Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM) for core French (CF) instruction. Following researchers' recommendations (Brumfit, 1984; Lapkin, Mady, & Arnott, 2009; Larsen-Freeman, 1996, 2000; Prahbu, 1990), I am shifting the focus in this case study from product to process. In…
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, French, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Mady, Callie; Arnott, Stephanie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
This paper presents the perspectives of youth participating in the Society for Educational Visits and Exchanges in Canada's Volunteer Youth Experience (VYE) as gathered by way of pre- and post-program questionnaires, observations, interviews, and journals. The pan-Canadian questionnaire results suggest that this short, bilingual volunteer…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Official Languages, Community Involvement, Learning Motivation
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Lapkin, Sharon; Mady, Callie; Arnott, Stephanie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2009
This article reviews the research literature on core French in three main areas: student diversity, delivery models for the core French program, and instructional approaches. These topics are put into context through a discussion of studies on community attitudes to French as a second language (FSL), dissatisfaction with core French outcomes and…
Descriptors: Research Methodology, Community Attitudes, Student Diversity, French