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Jang, In Chull – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Study-abroad programs tend to assume that their destinations are culturally and linguistically homogenous. However, Western English-speaking destinations, particularly metropolitan cities, have become increasingly culturally and linguistically diverse. Considering such sociolinguistic changes in these destinations, this research examines how…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Study Abroad, Metropolitan Areas, Cultural Pluralism
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Han, Huamei – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
Drawing from a larger ethnography of skilled Chinese immigrants' language learning during settlement in Toronto, this article explores the role of informal interactions in facilitating immigrants learning English as a second language and settlement. Examining various activities and networks available at an English-medium multicultural church, this…
Descriptors: Churches, Language of Instruction, Ethnography, Immigrants
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Pelletier, Janette – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Through interviews and direct observation, examined how 120 Toronto (Ontario) children understand and experience kindergarten in ten English first-language (L1) and ten French immersion second-language (L2) classes. Results indicate the similarities between the groups were greater than the differences, contradicting suggestions that L2 immersion…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Attitudes, English, Foreign Countries
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Results of a large-scale evaluation of early and middle immersion programs in the Toronto (Ontario) area, involving 4 districts and 26 grade 8 classes, suggest that middle immersion yields less consistent performance levels than early immersion. Overall, findings favor early immersion. (11 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French
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Swain, Merrill; Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Reports on two studies of minority language children enrolled in a Toronto, Canada, bilingual (English-French) program. The study indicated that focus on the maintenance and development of students' heritage language with specific reference to literacy learning enhanced the learning of French, a third language for the minority language students.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English, Foreign Countries, French
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Feuerverger, Grace – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
A study examined the relationship between language experiences of Italo-Canadian students at home and school and their perceptions of group vitality and ethnic language maintenance. Subjects were in grade eight integrated and non-integrated heritage language programs. (58 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Ethnicity, Foreign Countries, Grade 8, Italian Americans
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Pietropaolo, Domenico – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Focuses on linguistic interference patterns which impede the progress of Italians learning English as a second language in Canada. (RL)
Descriptors: Interference (Language), Italian, Language Research, Linguistics
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Sweet, Robert J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
An explanation of a kindergarten French immersion program includes essential background information, details of implementation, problems encountered, practical and theoretical implications and suggested solutions to the difficulties encountered. (CK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, English
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Purbhoo, Mary; Shapson, Stan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
A pilot bilingual project was set up for children of Italian immigrants. Before entering first grade, the children attend junior and senior kindergarten classes with children of similar linguistic and cultural background. The classes are designed to make the children's adjustment to school more comfortable and to facilitate parent involvement.…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, English (Second Language), Italian, Kindergarten