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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Teacher training for French instructors is criticized as incomplete, consisting only of some formulas for immediate classroom application. A plan for a more comprehensive curriculum consisting of theoretical and practical components in the areas of language, culture, learning, communication, and instruction is proposed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, French
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Discusses the various functions of grammar in second-language (SL) education, and examines the relationship between discourse and grammar in SL education. Two problems are then examined concerning the relationship between discourse and grammar within grammatical exercises, and with the help of concrete examples, suggestions are offered to better…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, French, Grammar
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Discusses the debate over whether to teach French in French or in English. The use of nonverbal methods, prereading vocabulary presentation, development of a set of signals and rituals, negotiating meaning, videotape use, and language modification to the learners' abilities in teaching French are highlighted. (Contains 16 references.) (CNP)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), French, Language of Instruction, Language Usage
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
The conciseness and "ease of use" often attributed to North American English relative to French in standard contemporary usage is explained in terms of English morpho-syntactic structure and of the values of the classical norm and rhetoric affecting French. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, French, Language Attitudes, Language Patterns
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
The dislocation of sentence elements in spoken French is seen as allowing the speaker to free himself from certain constraints imposed on word order, position of accents, and grammar. Dislocation is described, its various functions are enumerated, and implications for second language instruction are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: French, Grammar, Second Language Instruction, Sentence Structure