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Barkaoui, Khaled – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
Essay tests are widely used to assess ESL/EFL learners' writing abilities for instructional, administrative, and research purposes. Relevant literature was searched to identify 70 empirical studies on ESL/EFL essay tests. The majority of these studies examined task, essay, and rater effects on essay rating and scores. Less attention has been given…
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Nerenz, Anne G.; Knop, Constance K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
The amount of instructional time lost to transitional activities by student teachers, and techniques to minimize this time loss, are discussed. Time lost is estimated to average 9 percent, varying with the individual teacher. Suggestions are given for teacher supervisors to help student teachers optimize their class time. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Efficiency, Language Teachers, Productivity
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Carton, Dana – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A recommended class activity is a simple gift exchange. Vocabulary, including a wide range of options, holiday terms, and idioms, is introduced at the beginning of class. Partners are assigned, exchange takes place, and thank-you notes may be written. Student enthusiasm and attention are often by-products. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Dramatic Play, Learning Motivation, Second Language Instruction
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Nuessel, Frank H., Jr. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
The proverbial language of Spanish provides a resource for teaching and testing various aspects of phonetics, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural features of the language. Incorporation of these features into the Spanish curriculum can enrich the classroom experience. Specific suggestions for their use are provided. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Grammar, Idioms
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Nerenz, Anne G.; Knop, Constance K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Summarizes research developed from a model of teacher effectiveness and student achievement which focuses on: (1) the amount of time allocated to particular curricular content, and (2) the level of students' active learning time during instruction on that curricular content. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Language Skills, Language Teachers, Learning Activities, Program Effectiveness
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Trivelli, Remo J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Demonstrates ways the sentence combining technique can play a significant role in developing the writing skill, in making students more aware of their creative ability, and in heightening their sense of stylistic preferences. A range of combining exercises using Italian as the model language are provided. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Higher Education, Italian, Language Skills
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Reiss, Mary-Ann – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Reviews the research literature on strategies and techniques employed by successful language learners and discusses the results of a questionnaire administered to 85 students, which dealt with specific learning tasks and their individual strategies. Responses of 18 A students are compared with responses of 18 C/D students. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Learning Processes, Personality Traits
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Hendrickson, James M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Thirty classroom-tested activities are presented for motivating students to communicate orally in any foreign language. For each activity, the following information is provided: level, purpose, materials, procedure, and source. Variations and follow-up activities are also suggested. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Games, Learning Activities
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Ralph, Edwin G. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Specific student attitude problems in compulsory language courses are described and solutions to them are presented, including first-day pep talks, teacher approval and positive attitudes, use of interesting topics, props, provision for student creativity, skillful use of questioning, and use of novelty. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Omaggio, Alice C. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A variety of games are described and illustrated for two categories of instructional objectives: (1) to promote relatively complex communicative exchanges among students, and (2) to require students to retain information given by others in the class and use it to solve problems. (MSE)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Cognitive Ability, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Allen, J. P. B. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Three approaches to language curriculum design are outlined: structural, functional, and experiential. A three-level model is proposed for a second language curriculum that integrates the three approaches and their goals into an adaptable curriculum meeting varied needs with consistent methodology and theory. Both linear and cyclical applications…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
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Di Pietro, Robert J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
It is suggested that native speakers understand that narrative in literature is a form of transcript of full discourse, and students of English can learn the same clues of transaction and interaction in texts through exercises in plot analysis, plot mutation, and scenario derivation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Literature Appreciation
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
The use of graphics for teaching the structure of the target language is examined as an extension of the traditional use of graphics to teach vocabulary and text comprehension. The concept is illustrated with examples from several languages. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Diagrams, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Berkowitz, Pauline A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Discusses the national need for graduates with knowledge of a second language and claims the only way that interest and proficiency can be sustained in the language is through new methods. Describes teaching method which includes body language. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Body Language, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cook, V. J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Discusses using structure drills in the foreign language classroom including use of same grammatical structure with slight variation, notional/functional drills, and situational dialogs. Suggests necessity of looking more closely at techniques in order to better understand teaching operation. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Grammar, Higher Education, Notional Functional Syllabi
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