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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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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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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