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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
Assessment for learning (AfL) is a relatively new concept in ESL/EFL writing. In AfL, learning is a goal in its own right, and assessment is the means to achieving the goal. Despite an emphasis on assessment the concept AfL appears to suggest, in implementing AfL teachers need to integrate teaching, learning and assessment rather than focus…
Descriptors: Writing Teachers, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Writing Instruction
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Klein, Larissa – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
This article is about the benefits of self-assessment and its use in language education. The main focus is on "auto-evaluation" as a means of beginning class in an organized and motivating way. In contrast to "bell work" or other start-of-period activities on random topics, "auto-evaluation" involves asking questions that are closely tied to what…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Student Participation, Grade 9, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Collins, Jacquie; Stead, Shelley; Woolfrey, Sid – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article gives the perspectives of three teachers of intensive French (IF) as they adjusted their thinking to teaching in a French as a second language (FSL) classroom that was very different from the core French classroom and developed teaching strategies to facilitate effective learning of communication skills by the students. Four major…
Descriptors: Literacy, Communication Skills, French, Teaching Methods
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Edstrom, Anne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
This study analyzed the implementation of a pre-writing activity that was designed to address L2 student writers' tendency to focus on grammatical accuracy to the exclusion of content and structure. The participants, students in a university-level Spanish composition course, were given a rubric with which to evaluate three previously written…
Descriptors: Writing (Composition), Group Discussion, Feedback (Response), English (Second Language)
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Bell, Jill Sinclair – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Trends in teacher-conducted classroom research on second- and foreign language instruction are examined, drawing on relevant current literature. Problems in research methodology and in motivating full-time teachers to conduct research, and areas in which research is fertile, are examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Trends, Full Time Faculty, Research Methodology
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Weinstein, Gail – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Drawing on ethnographic research on Hmongs, the author illustrates how her assumptions about literacy have been challenged and presents a new view of literacy with emphasis shifted from cognitive consequences to social context: literacy as a means through which relationships are negotiated. Makes suggestions for creating…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Ethnography, Hmong People
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Romney, J. Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Describes application of cooperative-learning techniques to a translation course, using small group discussions to collectively arrive at more in-depth understanding of source texts and greater grammatical correctness, accuracy, and faithfulness. Argues that social support is important as participants share difficulties, gain confidence and…
Descriptors: Cooperative Learning, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Group Dynamics, Second Language Instruction
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Schleppegrell, Mary J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Argues that classroom dialogic (structured, open-ended) inquiry, through problem-posing, is a tool for classroom research into second-language instruction, helping teachers develop better understanding of students' backgrounds, motivation, cultures, and strategies for learning English. Outlines steps in dialogic inquiry, and offers examples of its…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
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Roberge, Brigitte; Phillion, JoAnn; Laplante, Bernard; Mantello, Maria – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Three essays on second-language instruction are presented. One describes a letter exchange between teachers as a means of exploring and understanding classroom and instructional issues; another (in French) describes a teacher's reflective examination of the immersion teaching experience; and a third reports on a classroom study of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Strategies, Error Correction, French
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Dupuy, Beatrice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Presents a number of suggestions for using reading circles in elementary school French second-language instruction, including reading text selection, grouping, organizing discussions, knowing when to intervene, and student assessment techniques such as reading logs, passports, critical presentations, and negotiated evaluations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education
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Beauvois, Margaret Healy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Reviews early research on innovative use of networked computers in language learning, focusing on a study of computer-mediated discussion that examined student/student and student/teacher interactions in a college French course. Due to rapid nature of computer-mediated exchanges, the "conversation" is a hybrid somewhere between writing and…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Networks, Discourse Analysis
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Sanz, Cristina; VanPatten, Bill – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
In response to a published study of second-language input processing and processing instruction, a relatively new concept in language teaching, misinterpretations of theoretical and conceptual issues are pointed out and methodological concerns about the study are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Language Processing, Language Research, Linguistic Input, Linguistic Theory
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Salaberry, M. Rafael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
In response to criticism of his study of input processing and processing instruction, a relatively new concept in second language teaching, the author discusses a number of issues raised, including concepts underlying input processing, methodological concerns, instructional materials used in the study, the concept "traditional instruction," use of…
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Language Processing, Language Proficiency, Language Research
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Shook, David J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Presents an approach to language and culture instruction for North American students of Spanish that centers on student-led investigations of cultural identity in the Americas, designed to allow students to overcome possible stereotypes and generalizations concerning the target culture(s), and to examine their own cultural identities at the same…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education
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Lowe, Ron – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
A class activity in which intermediate-level French second language students create their own comic books is outlined. Objectives, classroom presentation techniques, format, project duration, and evaluation criteria are specified. The project includes groups writing and editing and oral presentations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Comics (Publications)
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