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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
This article discusses the question of the optimal age for second language learning by providing some background and by comparing relevant British and Canadian language teaching programs. (CLK)
Descriptors: Age, Bilingualism, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
Discusses the strategies of good language learning and names ten features that mark the good language learner. (KM)
Descriptors: Language Ability, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Recent research in language teaching is cited and four models for assessing the relationship between research and practice are discussed. These models are called the application model, separation or hands-off model, resource model, and common-ground or convergence model. (SW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Language Instruction
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Laments the minimal role played by university language departments in the evolution of the study of language and language instruction that has occurred during the past decades. Briefly analyzes this anomaly and outlines some current international trends which stress a need for considerable changes in the role performed by the universities.…
Descriptors: Area Studies, Curriculum Development, Departments, Higher Education
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Discusses development and objectives of language educational centers concerned with the signigicance of applied linguistics in the development of second language learning theory. (RL)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Linguistics
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1972
Abridged version of a paper presented at the French as a Second Language Workshop in Fredericton, New Brunswick, May 14, 1971. (DS)
Descriptors: French, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Secondary Schools
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
As part of a quiet revolution, language immersion has been important in establishing confidence in the creation of bilingualism through education. The momentum of this movement can be maintained through improvements in French immersion, core French, emphasis on minority and foreign languages, and a new approach to university language curriculum.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
A distinction should be made between movements, which spontaneously influence the course of language teaching, and projects designed to effect change or deal with specific issues or problems by research methods. A Canadian professional association has proposed a major national project on core French instruction. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Elementary School Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Spontaneous movements in second language instruction are contrasted with instructional projects designed to address specific issues or problems. Canada's proposed National Core French Study is discussed in this context. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Core Curriculum, Educational Strategies, Educational Trends
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A plea is made for interprovincial cooperation in renewing the French core curriculum by widening its scope so that it becomes a viable alternative to the popular immersion programs. A multidimensional language curriculum consisting of four syllabi (language, culture, communicative activities, and general language education) is outlined.…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A review of the history of French immersion programs since their inception 15 years ago. The following topics are also addressed: a review of the findings of immersion research, new directions with regard to other forms of language teaching, quality of second language development, future research and teacher training. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism, Elementary Secondary Education
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Stern, H. H.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
An overview and synthesis is given of a number of studies concerned with different aspects of a major research project related to French programs in Carleton and Ottawa schools. Comments and criticisms are made by three guest analysts. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education