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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, 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