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Trahey, Martha; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
English language learners (ELLs), especially those outside major cities in North America, are integrated into mainstream classrooms, often without targeted language support. Form-focused instruction (FFI) is an approach to language instruction in which learner attention is focused on language form during meaning-based activities. Although FFI has…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Mainstreaming, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Li, Jia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This article reports on a case study that investigates the learning preferences and strategies of Chinese students learning English as a second language (ESL) in Canadian school settings. It focuses on the interaction between second language (L2) learning methods that the students have adopted from their previous learning experience in China and…
Descriptors: Case Studies, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Gilliland, Betsy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study examines multilingual high school writers' individual talk with their teachers in two advanced English language development classes to observe how such talk shapes linguistically diverse adolescents' writing. Addressing adolescent writers' language socialization through microethnographic discourse analysis, the author argues that…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Academic Discourse, High School Students, English (Second Language)
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Abdi, Klara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This article draws on data from an ethnographic multiple-case study on the identity, positioning, and interactions of Spanish as a heritage language (SHL) students in regular Canadian high school Spanish classes. Interview and classroom observational data are discursively analyzed to reveal the presence of a form of language ideology that equates…
Descriptors: High Schools, Ideology, Literacy, Spanish Speaking
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Culligan, Karla – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This phenomenological study explores students' decision-making about whether to remain in an optional French immersion (FI) mathematics course in Grade 11, as well as students' subsequent experiences in their mathematics course of choice. Interview data were collected from 10 students who remained in FI mathematics and from six students who did…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, French, Decision Making, Immersion Programs
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Garnett, Bruce – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This study explores the variations in the academic trajectories of socio-demographic subgroups of English as a second language (ESL) students (N = 7527) in British Columbia, Canada. Results are compared to a native English speaker baseline (N = 37,612). Longitudinal data describing the 1997 Grade 8 cohort (i.e., students age 13, typically in their…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Mougeon, Francoise; Rehner, Katherine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This study examines factors correlated with the use of "nous" and "on" by university students formerly enrolled in French immersion programs. Their variant frequency and stylistic appropriateness are compared to those of (1) former core French university students; (2) French as a second language (FSL) speakers in a francophone environment; and (3)…
Descriptors: Immersion Programs, French, Native Speakers, Correlation
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Early, Margaret; Marshall, Sondra – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
This study explores how, using a multimodal approach to integrating language and content teaching, high school students with limited English proficiency can be supported to engage in rich, complex interpretations of literary works in English and to realize their interpretations linguistically in written academic discourse. Findings suggest that a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Second Language Learning
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Laufer, Batia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
The study compares the effectiveness of Focus on Form (FonF) and Focus on FormS (FonFs) approaches in learning new L2 words by 158 high-school learners of English as L2. In phase 1 of the study, the FonF group read a text containing the target words, discussed it in small groups, and answered comprehension questions. The FonFs group studied the…
Descriptors: Comprehension, Vocabulary Development, Grammar, Comparative Analysis
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Liang, Xiaoping – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This study investigates Chinese immigrant high school students' perceptions of cooperative learning and their interactions during cooperative learning activities in English as a second language (ESL) classes. The findings present a complex picture of cooperative learning in the ESL classroom. The interview results demonstrate that the Chinese…
Descriptors: Sociocultural Patterns, Cooperative Learning, Teaching Methods, Immigrants