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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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Seror, Jeremie – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
Despite a strong intuitive sense held by instructors that feedback practices can help scaffold L2 writers' composition processes a number of questions remain concerning the manner best suited to deliver this feedback and its ultimate impact on literacy development. This paper presents findings from on an eight-month longitudinal ethnographic case…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Undergraduate Students, Writing (Composition), Writing Processes
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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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Kristmanson, Paula Lee; Lafargue, Chantal; Culligan, Karla – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2011
This paper focuses on an action research project set in the context of one professional learning community's (PLC's) exploration of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) and the European Language Portfolio (ELP). Teachers of second and foreign languages in a large urban high school examined the potential of principles and tools related…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Action Research, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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McGarrell, Hedy – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
This paper draws on data from questionnaires and participant discussion posts on WebCT to show how native and non-native English speaking student teachers explore the topic of peer feedback. Engaging in peer feedback for their own draft papers provides student teachers an opportunity to gain experience, then reflect on their experience and…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Speech Communication, Questionnaires, English (Second Language)
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Lam, Yvonne – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
This study examines the use of a yes/no test as a placement measure in a university Spanish foreign language program. Yes/no tests measure word recognition and have been shown to correlate well with other language proficiency tests. The main advantage of using a yes/no test as a placement tool is its ease of creation and administration. We…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Achievement Tests, Word Recognition
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Wise, Nancy; Chen, Xi – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
The present study analyses the impact of phonological awareness instruction on the reading achievement of at-risk Grade 1 readers enrolled in an early French immersion program. Twenty-nine children from diverse linguistic backgrounds participated in the study. At-risk readers were identified on the basis of their text reading performance and…
Descriptors: Reading Difficulties, Early Intervention, Immersion Programs, Reading Achievement
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Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
In July 2009, a group of over 80 FSL teachers from British Columbia (BC) participated in a two-week sojourn at the "Centre d'Approches vivantes des Langues et des Medias" (CAVILAM) in Vichy, France, as part of an initiative to address the critical shortage of qualified French language teachers in the province. After almost four decades…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Foreign Countries, French, Professional Development
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Carr, Wendy – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
A new program for core French teacher candidates called FLAGS (French Language and Global Studies) was established at the University of British Columbia (UBC) in 2007. The program is intended for those who are keen to teach core French and possess rudimentary proficiency in the language but may not necessarily have the same proficiency or prior…
Descriptors: Practicums, Global Education, Foreign Countries, French
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Parks, Susan – Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics / Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquee, 2010
Within teacher education programs, the use of discussion forums offers potential for creating learning communities whereby participants can negotiate meaning and engage in knowledge construction (Lock, 2006; Murphy, 2000). To this end, the present article draws on the findings of a larger research project which focused on a discussion forum…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Practicums, Teacher Education Programs, Interviews
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