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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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Sivyer, Linda – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
A description of materials developed to supplement an activity-based French program for grade eight. (PMP)
Descriptors: French, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Language Instruction
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Gardner, R. C.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
This article deals with the role of attitudes in second language acquisition suggested by a social psychological interpretation of the processes involved, and examines several extracurricular programs designed to improve student attitudes and motivation. (CLK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Extracurricular Activities, Language Instruction, Learning Processes
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Papalia, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A number of exercises for promoting communication and self-expression in the classroom are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Second Language Learning
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Duhamel, Ronald J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Secondary school French immersion programs in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are outlined, and some causes of student attrition are discussed. Institutional, societal, and individual variables are related to the situation; suggestions on provisions for immersion students' special French language needs on the postsecondary level are offered. (AMH)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Articulation (Education), College Second Language Programs, Foreign Countries
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Shapson, Stan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Outlines ways for postsecondary institutions to adapt entry requirements and develop new courses to meet the needs of two target groups with different language learning needs: functionally bilingual secondary immersion graduates and graduates of secondary foreign language programs who show interest in increasing proficiency in French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bilingual Education, College Second Language Programs, Educational Change
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Ruest, Paul R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A model is presented for postsecondary French language education based on the belief that linguistic improvement and cultural rappprochement are complementary goals. Data on secondary French immersion enrollment trends are noted, and planning difficulties due to small enrollments and insufficient information about career goals are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Awareness
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Bonyun, Rosemary – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Presents results of a survey of about 65 percent of Ottawa's graduates of bilingual education programs in 1978-79 and 1979-80 concerning their education and employment since high school, their plans, self-assessed level of French proficiency, actual or expected use of French, and opinions of the program and its effects. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Comparative Analysis, English, Foreign Countries
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Pawley, Catherine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Reports on evaluation studies of the French proficiency of graduates of early- and late-entry immersion programs in Ottawa and Carleton, describes the tests used, and interprets results. The report also examines the students' perceptions of their ability to participate effectively in out-of-school situations using all four language skills. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), English
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Carey, Stephen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The increase in immersion program enrollments shows a need for French-instructed postsecondary programs, especially in education and the social sciences. The expansion of quality postsecondary programs will reduce the decline in secondary immersion enrollment. Current world economic and political realignment will also increase the demand for…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries
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Klinck, Patricia A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A core of courses is proposed for the training of French teachers and for the development of postgraduate studies in bilingual education: the nature of language, theories of language acquisition, and effective teaching methods. Collaborative research involving practitioners, researchers, and students will be increasingly important.(MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, French, Graduate Study
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Roy, Robert R.; Hebert, Yvonne M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A model for systematic, formative, and participatory self-evaluation of teacher training programs is presented and analyzed, and the conditions for its successful application are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Models
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Annandale, Eric – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Discusses the increased demand for French immersion teachers, the concomitant demand for improved teacher education programs, and the joint efforts of the University of Manitoba's faculty of education and French department to create a course for senior students and practicing teachers to meet these needs. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Content, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs
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Boyer, Joan; Booth, Joyce – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A discussion of French teacher training at the University of Saskatchewan includes an outline of innovations in credit courses, especially those taught in French on subjects other than language, literature, or teaching methods. The discussion includes a description of the noncredit programs for professional and linguistic development. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education
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Wesche, Marjorie Bingham – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The potential impact of French immersion programs on English-language universities in Canada is discussed, including the demands of increasing numbers of immersion graduates for expanded, nontraditional French-language offerings. Applications of the immersion approach to university-level second language instruction are classified, particularly…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Second Language Programs, Comparative Analysis
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