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Cooke, Shelley; Faez, Farahnaz – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
The purpose of this study was to examine the self-efficacy beliefs of novice elementary French as a second language (FSL) teachers. A mixed methods approach was used to investigate self-efficacy appraisals of core French (n = 14) and French immersion (n = 13) teachers in delivering instruction in FSL programs. A questionnaire was administered that…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Language Teachers, French, Second Language Learning
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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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Vandeweerd, Nathan; Keijzer, Merel – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2018
Formulaic language is notoriously difficult for second language learners of French to master (Edmonds, 2014; Forsberg, 2010). Yet, no study has examined formulaic language in French textbooks despite the fact that in many contexts, textbooks represent a significant proportion of the input that learners receive. The current study addresses this…
Descriptors: French, Textbooks, Phrase Structure, Word Order
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Trofimovich, Pavel; Kennedy, Sara; Blanchet, Josée – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
This study examined the relationship between targeted pronunciation instruction in French as a second language (L2) and listener-based ratings of accent, comprehensibility, and fluency. The ratings by 20 French listeners evaluating the speech of 30 adult L2 French learners enrolled in a 15-week listening and speaking course targeting segments,…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Instruction, Language Skills, Pronunciation
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Nadasdi, Terry; Vickerman, Alison – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2017
Our study examines the extent to which French immersion students use lax /?/ in the same linguistic context as native speakers of Canadian French. Our results show that the lax variant is vanishingly rare in the speech of immersion students and is used by only a small minority of individuals. This is interpreted as a limitation of French immersion…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2016
For many decades, Francophone regions in Canada have provided language study exchanges for French as a second language (FSL) learners within their own country. At the same time, FSL students and teachers in Canada continue to orient to a native speaker standard associated with European French. This Eurocentric orientation manifested itself in a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Study Abroad, French, Second Language Learning
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Lappin-Fortin, Kerry – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée, 2014
Few studies have compared the written competency of French immersion students and their core French peers, and research on these learners at a postsecondary level is even scarcer. My corpus consists of writing samples from 255 students from both backgrounds beginning a university course in French language. The writing proficiency of core French…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Kircher, Ruth – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2014
This paper presents a 2007 study that was conducted amongst 147 young anglophone, francophone and allophone Montrealers in order to shed light on their attitudes towards English and French in terms of status and solidarity. The study made use of both a questionnaire and a matched-guise experiment. The findings indicate that while a certain amount…
Descriptors: Language Attitudes, French, English, Foreign Countries
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Genc, Bilal; Mavasoglu, Mustafa; Bada, Erdogan – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
Pausing strategies in read and spontaneous speech have been of significant interest for researchers since in literature it was observed that read speech and spontaneous speech pausing patterns do display some considerable differences. This, at least, is the case in the English language as it was produced by native speakers. As to what may be the…
Descriptors: Language Patterns, Speech, Cartoons, French
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Faez, Farahnaz – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
In this paper I examine similarities and differences between the required knowledge base of teachers of English as a second language (ESL) and French as a second language (FSL) for teaching in Kindergarten through Grade 12 programs in Canada. Drawing on knowledge base frameworks in language teacher education (Freeman and Johnson, 1998; Richards,…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Teacher Education Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Faez, Farahnaz; Majhanovich, Suzanne; Taylor, Shelley; Smith, Maureen; Crowley, Kelly – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
This article reports on French as a second language (FSL) teachers' perceptions of using the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)-informed instruction (action-oriented instruction focusing on language use) in FSL classrooms in Ontario. In particular, this paper focuses on teachers' perspectives of the strengths and challenges of providing…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Focus Groups, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries
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Lamb, Terry Eric – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
Recent research in the fields of motivation and learner autonomy in language learning has begun to explore their relationships to the construct of identity. This article builds on this through the voices of a group of six learners of French or German in a secondary school in England, over a two-year period. These young learners initially reveal a…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Learning Motivation, Personal Autonomy, Foreign Countries
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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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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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Arnett, Katy; Mady, Callie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
Using the lens of critical theory, this article explores the tenuous relationship between special education and French Second Language (FSL) education, particularly as it manifests in the issue of including students with language-based learning disabilities/difficulties within the French immersion context. Drawing on considerations of these issues…
Descriptors: Critical Theory, Teacher Education Programs, Immersion Programs, Learning Disabilities
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