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Slavkov, Nikolay; Séror, Jérémie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This article capitalizes on the notion of linguistic risk-taking by focusing on a new pedagogical initiative at the University of Ottawa, an institution where courses, programs, and services in both English and French are available. In this bilingual context, we define linguistic risks as authentic communicative acts in learners' second official…
Descriptors: Risk, Universities, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Parker, Douglas H.; Belanger, Charles H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
An examination of "de facto" and "de jure" bilingualism in Canadian universities looks at the phenomenon of French immersion programs, discusses the steps universities can take to prepare for bilingual college students, and uses the case of Franco-Ontarians to demonstrate the importance of developing individual rather than…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Case Studies, College Administration, College Environment
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Bonyun, Rosemary – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Presents results of a survey of about 65 percent of Ottawa's graduates of bilingual education programs in 1978-79 and 1979-80 concerning their education and employment since high school, their plans, self-assessed level of French proficiency, actual or expected use of French, and opinions of the program and its effects. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Comparative Analysis, English, Foreign Countries
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Pawley, Catherine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Reports on evaluation studies of the French proficiency of graduates of early- and late-entry immersion programs in Ottawa and Carleton, describes the tests used, and interprets results. The report also examines the students' perceptions of their ability to participate effectively in out-of-school situations using all four language skills. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), English
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Stanutz, Spencer – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
The Ottawa school system conducts French instruction in both immersion and "core" or regular programs. Special features are bilingual grades at the higher level and a bilingual high school. French Immersion programs are evaluated in terms of expense and educational effect. (CK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, English
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Game, A.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
Descriptors: Elementary Education, French, Junior High Schools, Language Instruction
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Edwards, Henry P.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A comparison was made of an early French immersion program and an English language elementary program. Major trends resulting from the comparison are summarized. Comments and criticisms are made by three guest analysts. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, FLES
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Harley, Birgit – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A research colloquium entitled "Alternative programs for teaching French as a second language in the schools of the Carleton and Ottawa School Boards" was held by the Ontario Ministry of Education in April 1976. The purpose, background, and program of the colloquium are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs, FLES
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Stern, H. H.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
An overview and synthesis is given of a number of studies concerned with different aspects of a major research project related to French programs in Carleton and Ottawa schools. Comments and criticisms are made by three guest analysts. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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Swain, Merrill; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Research is presented in support of the theory that early French immersion of English-speaking children leads to bilingualism. The evidence is limited to children through the end of grade four. Comments and criticisms are made by three guest analysts. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Elementary Education, FLES
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Trites, R. L.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A report is made of an investigation regarding the type of learning disabilities found in children who fail or do poorly in primary French immersion programs. Comments and criticisms are made by three guest analysts. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Failure, French, Immersion Programs