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Joy, Rhonda; Schulz, Henry; FitzPatrick, Beverly; Hancock, Stephanie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Poor retention rates for Core French, combined with the federal government's action plan to increase bilingualism in Canada, have led to the introduction of Intensive French (IF) in Grade 6 as an alternative for learning French. While anecdotal reports suggest that IF has no negative impact on English language skill development, empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Intensive Language Courses
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Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D.; Marshall, Kelle L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This study explores the identities that Grade 8 early French immersion students construct as learners of French within school-based communities of practice. It suggests a model by which metaphors on language learning can be considered a form of narrative used to both elicit and analyze metacognitive representations of their socially situated…
Descriptors: French, Figurative Language, Identification (Psychology), Grade 8
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Cook, William Robert Amilan; Luke, Jonathan; Valeo, Antonella; Barkaoui, Khaled – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Assessment practices occupy a significant portion of ESL teachers' time and have a considerable impact on students' engagement and learning. These practices are in turn strongly influenced by teachers' conceptions of L2 writing and the policy contexts in which they work. While several studies have examined ESL teachers' classroom assessment…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language), Educational Policy