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Lyster, Roy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Translanguaging practices come into play in social interactions between bilinguals when they are making use of all their shared linguistic resources and blending their languages in natural ways. Stemming from these practices is translanguaging pedagogy, which is designed so that students in school-based additive bilingual programs can benefit from…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English, Native Language, Immersion Programs
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Swanson, Peter – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
There is a shortage of second/foreign language (S/FL) teachers in many parts of the world and the attrition rates are startling. The present study, grounded in social cognitive theory, investigates Canadian and US teachers' (N = 1065) sense of efficacy in teaching languages as it relates to teacher attrition. Findings indicate that S/FL teachers…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning
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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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Ilieva, Roumi – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
The professional identity of language teachers has gained prominence in research on language instruction in the last decade. This article adds to work by critically exploring how teacher education programs allow non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) to construct positive professional identities and become pro-active educators. It reports…
Descriptors: Preservice Teacher Education, Masters Programs, Graduate Students, Teacher Education Programs
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Romanova, Natalia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This study investigated two issues: (1) whether availability of planning time affects learners' ability to notice and learn from recasts in the input; and (2) whether pre-task or online planning is more effective. Participants were randomly assigned to three groups that formed the treatment conditions: a no planning group (N = 13), a pre-task…
Descriptors: Investigations, Pretests Posttests, Second Language Learning, Morphology (Languages)
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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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Muchnick, Arlene Goldberg; Wolfe, David E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Discusses Gardner and Lambert's Attitude and Motivation Test Battery (AMTB) and its application in Canada. Study's purpose was to test sociopsychological theory of second-language learning by validating an adapted AMTB in the U.S. with American students of Spanish. Sought to compare underlying structure of adapted ATMB with original ATMB and…
Descriptors: Attitude Measures, Comparative Analysis, High School Students, Junior High School Students
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de Valdes, Maria Elena – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents an overview of bilingual education in the United States, with particular reference to the Spanish-speaking. (AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, Language Planning