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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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Tjandra, Christina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This case study investigated newcomer English language learner (ELL) children's perspectives on, and interpretations of, their linguistic landscape (LL), as well as the influence of LL-based activities on their language awareness and learning, identity negotiation, and sense of belonging. With the children as co-researchers, creative-driven…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Identification (Psychology)
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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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Masson, Mimi; Knouzi, Ibtissem; Arnott, Stephanie; Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Using critical interpretive procedures, this synthesis reviews qualitative and quantitative empirical studies (N = 181) published between 2000 and 2017 in the Canadian French as a Second Language (FSL) K-12 context. This study examines the thematic focus of findings relevant to key stakeholders (i.e., students, teachers, teacher candidates,…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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
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Karas, Michael; Faez, Farahnaz – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This study investigates the impact of self-reported level of English language proficiency, Language Teacher Education (LTE) qualifications, linguistic identity (e.g., non-native English speakers), and teaching experience on English language teachers' self-efficacy beliefs. Drawing on data from English language teachers in Ontario, a newly formed…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)
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Arellano-Soto, German; Parks, Susan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This study reports on how the affordances of the WebEx platform were used as multimodality resources during the negotiation of meaning by participants engaged in an English/Spanish eTandem video-conferencing exchange. The exchange involved five dyads of university students with an intermediate level of language proficiency. A total of seven tasks…
Descriptors: Videoconferencing, Spanish, Second Language Learning, College Students
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Frid, Bailey; Friesen, Deanna C. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
The current research study investigated the patterns of reading strategies employed by English/French bilingual adults and children in both languages. An in-depth analysis of patterns of strategy use was conducted on a subset of skilled readers and poor readers from previous data sets. Think-aloud data on short passages revealed that, overall,…
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Reading Skills, Behavior Patterns, Bilingualism
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Barkaoui, Khaled – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Although audience plays an important role in all models of writing, there has been little research on how second language (L2) writers conceptualize and address their audience during the writing process. This study starts to address this research gap by examining when and how L2 learners consider their audience while writing in L2, as well as the…
Descriptors: Writing Processes, Writing Instruction, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Fischer, Brett; Viens, Danielle; Rondeau, Diane; Turgeon-Gouin, Catherine; Plaxton, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Globalization and new technologies mean that additional-language students now have unprecedented access to naturalistic interactions with native or highly competent speakers (HCSs). Even though a majority of students would still prefer to have teacher guidance in these interactions, only some teachers may want or be able to do so. This…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Outcomes of Education