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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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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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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