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Wernicke, Meike – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Although a well-established domain of research in English language teaching, native-speaker ideologies have received little attention in French language education. This article reports on a study that examined the salience of "authentic French" in the identity construction of French as a second language (FSL) teachers in English-speaking…
Descriptors: Native Speakers, French, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Rivière, Marie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
This article focuses on the differential emotional power of languages in the book-reading practices of plurilingual readers. Within a plurilingual perspective, it aims at adding nuance to the "emotional contexts of learning hypothesis" and the "theory of language embodiment". This qualitative study is based on semi-structured…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Emotional Response, Reading Processes, Semi Structured Interviews
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Lundell, Fanny Forsberg; Lindqvist, Christina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
The present study investigates the possibilities for adult learners to attain nativelikeness in the domain of lexis. Aspects investigated are general lexical knowledge (C-test), receptive deep knowledge, productive collocation knowledge, and productive lexico-pragmatic knowledge in a group of long-residency Swedish French second language (L2)…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Phrase Structure, Native Speakers
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Guichon, Nicolas; Cohen, Cathy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
It is intuitively felt that visual cues should enhance online communication, and this experimental study aims to test this prediction by exploring the value provided by a webcam in an online L2 pedagogical teacher-to-learner interaction. A total of 40 French undergraduate students with a B2 level in English were asked to describe in English four…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Student Relationship
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Baker, Wendy; Smith, Laura Catharine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This article examines how a second language (L2) dialect affects how accurately the L2 is perceived and produced. Specifically, the study examined differences between the production and perception of French vowels /i/, /y/, and /u/ by learners of either Quebec French (QF) or European French (EF). These vowels differ across the two varieties, both…
Descriptors: Dialects, Vowels, Phonetics, Foreign Countries
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Brown, James W. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Approaches taken in the United States and France to use of visual pedagogy are compared and discussed. The necessity of integrating semiotic theory and visual pedagogy is underscored, a semiotic model of visual literacy and decoding is outlined, and some advertisements are analyzed, giving suggestions for teaching use. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Commercial Art, Comparative Education, Educational Theories
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Thomas, Alain – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Examines the problem posed for French second-language learners by the irregular dropping of French final consonants, examining the rules presented in textbooks and comparing them with findings of various linguistic surveys conducted in France and Canada. Differences observed between theory and reality lead to practical advice for French teachers.…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Consonants, Contrastive Linguistics, Foreign Countries
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Khettry, Francoise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
A study examined the relationship of young Alsatians' language attitudes to both their language behavior at school and their linguistic norm and attitudes toward maintenance of their dialect. Results suggest that maintenance of minority languages can be helped by teaching linguistic minority youth to value their language and combat stereotypes.…
Descriptors: Acculturation, Foreign Countries, French, High School Students
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Brown, James W.; Clarke, Paul – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
The "Guide Michelin de France" is proposed as an authentic document for studying France and its language, increasing student motivation, and fostering an appreciation of the link between language and culture. Three ways (grammatical, communicative, and cultural) of exploiting the guide's semiotics are demonstrated. (MSE)
Descriptors: French, Guides, Ideography, Instructional Materials
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Kinginger, Celeste – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1999
A study analyzed classroom interaction between language learners in the United States and France using international videoconferencing, focusing on the American learners' Zone of Proximal Development and the differences between learners' capabilities and native speakers' language use. A videotape of the teleconference was found useful in providing…
Descriptors: Computer Uses in Education, Educational Technology, Foreign Countries, French
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Khettry, Francoise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A study of language use of bilingual Alsatian youth, 15-18 years old, showed French acculturation to be growing, although German dialectal tendencies persist. Socioeconomic status and the role of recent generations in this process are considered. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Bilingualism, Cultural Influences, Family Life
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Dube, Pierre H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Provides examples of humorous errors in written exams made by university students of French and Canadian culture. (AM)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, French, Higher Education, Humor
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Daniel, Ian H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
An explanation of the French educational system and of projects intended to reform it. The main objective of the reform is to encourage universities to develop diversified programs and thus reduce the number of dropouts. Eighty percent of university professors see little value in the reform. (Text is in French.) (AMH)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Educational Change, Educational Development, Educational Programs