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Surridge, Marie E.; Lessard, Gregory – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Test results for final-year French students in Canadian universities show they have not mastered the gender of some of the most frequent French nouns. Two recommendations are to continue to seek simplification of the learning of gender and to require students to use the full range of syntactic transformations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, Form Classes (Languages), French
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Berger, Marie Josee – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1999
Argues that in Ontario's French-medium schools, reading is often a challenge, particularly for those in readiness classes who speak little or no French. A model for early intervention in reading is recommended, combining reading and writing to address the linguistic challenges of students in a minority-language community. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Early Intervention, Foreign Countries, French
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Balcaen, Hubert, Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Five elementary level language classroom games for teaching vocabulary, question-asking, and facts about Canada are described. They include 2 games of concentration, a game of discovery, a review of facts about Canada, and a game of 20 questions. Most are specifically designed for French language usage. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries
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D'Anglejan, Alison; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
Intended as a practical reference for teachers and curriculum developers, the guide reviews options in student evaluation and considers the relevance of these for monitoring student learning in the context of a multidimensional curriculum for core French programs. Three categories of evaluation methods are examined: language tests; observation and…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design
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Chodzinski, Raymond T. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
It is proposed that with increased immigration and resulting concern for minority rights and the preservation of cultural and language prerogatives, educators must be both committed and trained to support human rights and the implementation of non-biased educational programs. Strategies, techniques, and professional development topics for teachers…
Descriptors: Bias, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Strategies
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d'Aoust, Jean, Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
A variety of French language classroom activities are described, including a game to familiarize immersion students with Canada; exercises using songs; a teacher-student competitive vocabulary game; communicative activities; three games to practice verb conjugations, previously learned structures, and vocabulary; and a whole-language activity…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, French
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Schmidt, Herminio – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
Results of the first Canadian field-tested interactive video for language learners using real conversation demonstrate how simple technology, used properly, can increase students' motivation, drive, and effort. (25 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, German, Interactive Video
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Landry, Rodrigue; Allard, Real – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The phenomenon of lexical neology and its applications in second-language instruction are discussed. A study of feminization of titles in the Canadian maritime provinces is reported, and teaching materials based on those observations are suggested, aimed at enabling college-level language learners to understand the phenomenon and its practical…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Diachronic Linguistics, Foreign Countries, French
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Training for ESL teachers should include linguistic training and application skills, cultural appreciation, second language teaching competencies, and the abilities to design and evaluate curriculum and to select or develop tests. Teacher specialization opportunities, support services, professional development, and the links between research and…
Descriptors: Community Characteristics, Cultural Context, Curriculum Design, Curriculum Evaluation
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Young, Lynne; O'Brien, Trudy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Describes a program designed to improve English skills in university students learning English as a second language through a Canadian literature and history component. Reading lists are appended. (AM)
Descriptors: Canadian Literature, College Language Programs, Course Descriptions, Cultural Education
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Lister, Anthony C. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents a list of vocabulary items peculiar to French Canadian news broadcasts, intended for developing listening comprehension skills. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Media, French, Language Instruction, Listening Comprehension