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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Some aspects of planning second language programs along communicative lines are examined, and a framework for planning communicative classroom activities is described. The problem of determining whether to start planning with methodology and materials or overall curriculum design is discussed at length. A practical solution, a teacher's handbook…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Organization
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
A method is outlined for using works of Spanish literature at the intermediate level. This approach is illustrated, using three novels: "El Rapto" (Ayala), "El Tunel" (Sabato), and "Nada" (Laforet). A key passage is studied in depth, topics are assigned for extension of the content, and a composition is written. (CFM)
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Editing, Higher Education, Language Instruction
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
Discusses the role of the university, in particular the Canadian university, in FL instruction. (KM)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, College Role, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Training for ESL teachers should include linguistic training and application skills, cultural appreciation, second language teaching competencies, and the abilities to design and evaluate curriculum and to select or develop tests. Teacher specialization opportunities, support services, professional development, and the links between research and…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Cultural Context, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Describes the development of a flexible curriculum for Venezuelan students, designed to handle varying levels of proficiency in English as a second language and varying functional goals (including science and technology). (AM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Development, English (Second Language), English for Special Purposes
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents an overview of the language teaching situation in Canada's universities, and makes suggestions for its improvement. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Classical Languages, Grammar Translation Method, Higher Education
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
This article outlines strategies and describes resources for obtaining information in all areas of the field of foreign language learning and teaching. The specific sources mentioned include bibliographies; abstract series; conference reports; centers for research, documentation and dissemination of information (including ERIC); international…
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Documentation, Educational Research, Information Sources