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Germain, Claude; LeBlanc, Raymond – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
The communicative method of language instruction is compared with other, generalized methods currently used, in terms of content, the variety of forms taught to express the same thought, oral and written language, emphasis on form versus message content, the nonverbal element, and the teaching of language context. (MSE)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, Course Content
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LeBlanc, Raymond; Guberman, Solange – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
The computer's potential in second language teaching is compared with the reality of commercial programs and teacher training in an effort to separate beliefs from facts. It is concluded that based on recent developments, the computer is about to occupy its rightful place in language teaching. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Literacy, Computer Software, Computer Uses in Education
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LeBlanc, Raymond – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
The principles and techniques used in teaching listening skills to adult beginning second language students, based exclusively on listening for substantial periods of time, are described and the results obtained are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Classroom Techniques, Introductory Courses, Listening Skills
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Theberge, Mariette; LeBlanc, Raymond – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
This study identified the learning styles of 44 second-language teacher trainees at the University of Ottawa (Ontario) and explored the relevance of learning-style awareness in the context of teacher education. Results show a predominance of the "reflector" mode in this population, suggesting a pedagogical approach that allows…
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Language Research
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LeBlanc, Raymond – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The design and broad implications of the suggested Canadian multidimensional core French curriculum are outlined. The curriculum consists of four syllabi (language, communicative/experiential learning, culture, and general language education), and its key to success is the integration of the various syllabi contents. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Core Curriculum, Course Descriptions, Cultural Education
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LeBlanc, Raymond; Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The National Film Board of Canada's video series "Pour tout dire" was developed during the National Core French Study and actively involved two of the study's members. The series integrates a number of recommendations from the study and contributes to their implementation in the classroom. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Tremblay, Roger; LeBlanc, Raymond – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
A three-phase procedure for developing instructional units, which when used with professional development can enhance teachers' understanding and implementation of Canada's National Core French Study multidimensional curriculum, is described. The procedure includes reflection, production, and piloting phases. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries