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Mady, Callie; Masson, Mimi – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
Gatekeepers' language ideologies and beliefs about language learning determine how learners experience French as a second language programs, in particular, their access to, and success and inclusion in, the French immersion (FI) program. In this article, we explore how FI principals understand language learning and the inclusion of English…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Principals, Administrator Attitudes, Second Language Learning
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Slavkov, Nikolay – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
This article examines some of the challenges that the notion of a (monolingual) native speaker faces in a global context of increasing awareness that bilingualism and multilingualism are the norm rather than the exception. It also discusses the distinction between two child language acquisition environments, bilingual first language acquisition…
Descriptors: School Districts, Public Schools, Bilingualism, Multilingualism
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Dressler, Roswita; Dressler, Anja – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
Teens who post on the popular social networking site Facebook in their home environment often continue to do so on second language study abroad sojourns. These sojourners use Facebook to document and make sense of their experiences in the host culture and position themselves with respect to language(s) and culture(s). This study examined one…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Social Media, Language Usage, Study Abroad
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Wernicke, Meike; Bournot-Trites, Monique – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
In 2010, the British Columbia Ministry of Education introduced an updated version of its international languages curricula titled Additional Languages (AL) draft curriculum which set out a clear articulation of the province's language education as conceived and developed over the past 15 years. The strength of the draft curriculum lies in its…
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Discourse Analysis, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning
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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
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Cummins, Jim – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2007
Three inter-related assumptions regarding best practice in second/foreign language teaching and bilingual/immersion education continue to dominate classroom instruction. These assumptions are that: (a) the target language (TL) should be used exclusively for instructional purposes without recourse to students' first language (L1); (b) translation…
Descriptors: Best Practices, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Bilingual Education Programs
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Duff, Patricia A. – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2007
Bilingualism and multiculturalism have for four decades been official ideologies and policies in Canada but, as is often the case, the implementation and outcomes of such government policies nationally are less impressive than the rhetoric would suggest. This article reviews the political, theoretical and demographic contexts justifying support…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Multilingualism, Ideology, Prior Learning
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Guardado, Martin – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2006
This qualitative study aims to explore the loss and maintenance of Spanish in Latin American children in Vancouver from the perspective of parents. It focuses on the experiences of children either developing bilingually (Spanish-English) or monolingually (English). The participating families were from Colombia, Guatemala, and El Salvador, and had…
Descriptors: Language Skill Attrition, Language Maintenance, Foreign Countries, Latin Americans
Balcom, Patricia – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 1998
Describes two grammaticality judgment tasks--one in French and one in English--developed based on differences between the two languages vis-a-vis middle constructions. The tasks were administered to Anglopone and Francophone advanced and very advanced learners of their second language, and to unilingual groups with the same first languages.…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Bilingualism, English, French