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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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Wenden, Anita L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Considers the implications of research on intentional learning processes for the role of the second language teacher. It is recommended that teachers take on the task of helping their students refine their competence as learners. Techniques for classroom practice are suggested. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, French, Intentional Learning
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Allen, Edward D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A rationale is presented for describing the communicative competence of language students in terms of proficiency guidelines. Techniques are discussed for helping students develop communicative proficiency in the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and for evaluating students' proficiency levels in relation to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria
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Savignon, Sandra J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Provisional Proficiency Guidelines are criticized for their narrow view of language use and the inadequacy of their construct of "proficiency." The appropriateness of the guidelines as a basis for developing a syllabus or designing a curriculum is questioned. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, Evaluation Criteria, Grammar
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Fraser, Nancy Wickwire – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Ten "do's" and eight "don'ts" for beginning teachers to use to enhance the classroom atmosphere and forge a bond of confidence between teacher and student are outlined. The suggestions, based on experience, are designed to help the teacher avoid pitfalls and use positive strategies from the first day of class. (MSE)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, French
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Nuessel, Frank – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Kinesics, a form of nonverbal communication, is defined and described; the manner in which visual signals are expressed verbally in contemporary Spanish literature is characterized and exemplified; similarities and differences in exemplary gestures are examined across cultures; and the pedagogical implications are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Body Language, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Studies, Interpretive Skills
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Nemni, Monique – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Four vocabulary instruction problems are addressed on practical and theoretical levels: how to select vocabulary, organize it effectively, convey the meaning of words, and improve retention of new words through meaningful practice. Suggestions are given for using creative activities that are both educationally and linguistically sound. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Development, French
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Comeau, Marthe, Ed.; Coutu-Vaillancourt, Ghislaine, Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Outlines a variety of suggestions for classroom activities for second language instruction and immersion. Most activities focus on the use of illustrations or illustrated materials. The descriptions of the activities are in French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Experiential 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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