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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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Early, Margaret; Kendrick, Maureen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Across curricular terrains in education in North America, the use of the term "inquiry" has become more prevalent than ever. This radical turn from traditional content curriculum toward inquiry-based approaches to teaching raises issues about the promise and potential challenges of contemporary curriculum in K-12 L2 settings. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, English Language Learners, Inquiry
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Thibeault, Joël; Matheson, Ian A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This study explores the cross-linguistic reading strategies that 16 Grade 3-4 French immersion pupils schooled in Saskatchewan used while reading two types of dual-language children's books: translated and integrated. In the first type, the same text appears in both French and English, whereas in the second one, English and French are integrated…
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Transfer of Training, Reading Strategies, Grade 3
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Wong, Melanie M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
As our global communication and linguistic landscapes continue to change, kindergarten to Grade 12 (K-12) students are engaging in a variety of literacy practices (on both page and screen) in technology-enhanced classrooms. Due to the affordances of technologies, individuals are moving fluidly between various learning spaces within and outside the…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Grade 6, Literacy, Socialization
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Wong, Kevin M.; Mak, Pauline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Self-assessments are instructional tools with the potential to enhance self-regulatory and language-learning processes in students in the writing classroom. Although widely studied in the first language context, self-assessment research in L2 writing contexts is relatively unexplored. Yet recent research indicates that the demands of writing in a…
Descriptors: Self Evaluation (Individuals), Writing Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Self Management
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Garcia Cortés, Olga Mireya; Parks, Susan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This study explores the code-switching practices of five core ESL teachers from the elementary grades in Quebec francophone schools. Through a fine-grained emic analysis of the teachers' reasons for code-switching, the study illuminates how they variously used French as a resource to fulfil their institutional roles as teachers. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Dressler, Roswita – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Bilingual language education in Canada comprises Bilingual Programs in minority languages and programs in official languages (e.g., French immersion). However, pedagogy in Bilingual Programs has not been studied to the same depth as it has been in French Immersion, so little is known about the teaching practices within them. Immersion pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities
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Koh, Poh Wee; Chen, Xi; Cummins, James; Li, Jia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This study examined the performance of Mandarin-speaking students in a K-Grade 4 50/50 Chinese/English bilingual program. The program was intended to facilitate students' learning of English and their adjustment to English-medium instruction within the school context. The bilingual-program students were compared to students from Mandarin-speaking…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mandarin Chinese
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Knouzi, Ibtissem; Mady, Callie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Grounded in the cross-linguistic influence(s) (CLI) literature, this study used objective measures to compare the use of English, lexical richness and syntactic complexity, and grammatical accuracy and fluency in the texts of three groups of Grade 6 French immersion students: Canadian-born anglophones (C-A), Canadian-born multilinguals (C-M), and…
Descriptors: French, Immigrants, Multilingualism, Social Status
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Sun, Maio – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
Informed by current notions of dynamic bilingualism and the community of practice (C of P) framework, this study was designed as an ethnographic case study to explore peer collaboration in an English/Chinese bilingual program in a city in Western Canada. The main participants in the study were three Grade 5 English/Chinese bilingual students. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cooperative Learning, Communities of Practice, Bilingual Education Programs
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Tragant, Elsa; Muñoz, Carmen; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
This study reports on a year-long intervention based on comprehension practice of input-rich materials. It was inspired by an innovative program in Canada in which primary school francophone children learned English as a second language (ESL) through simultaneous reading and listening. In our study the participants are a class of 10- to…
Descriptors: Intervention, Foreign Countries, Children, English (Second Language)
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Lacabex, Esther Gómez; Gallardo del Puerto, Francisco – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study investigated the effect of two distinct computer-based phonetic training procedures administered in an English-as-a-foreign-language (EFL) classroom with young learners. Students' perceptual awareness of the occurrence of an English schwa in an unstressed position in content words was tested in two experimental groups, which underwent…
Descriptors: Phonetics, Auditory Perception, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Bourgoin, Renée – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study explored the predictive effects of within- and cross-language early literacy indicators with regard to second language (L2) reading achievement in a Grade 3 entry-point French immersion (FI) program. Kindergarten students (N = 83) in a regular English program were administered English early literacy measures. Three years later, once…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Immersion Programs, Alphabets
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Roessingh, Hetty – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This article advances a framework for early language and literacy development among young English language learners (ELLs). A dual-language book project undertaken in partnership with a local elementary school provides a context within which to address children's need to negotiate language, culture, and identity as they transition and make meaning…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Emergent Literacy, English (Second Language), Small Group Instruction
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