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Lentz, Francois – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
Class activities for French native and second-language immersion classes using the souvenir program of a 1988 Manitoba travel festival are outlined. Activities involve global manipulation of the document and specific uses for information seeking and information manipulation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, French
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Dupuy, Beatrice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Presents a number of suggestions for using reading circles in elementary school French second-language instruction, including reading text selection, grouping, organizing discussions, knowing when to intervene, and student assessment techniques such as reading logs, passports, critical presentations, and negotiated evaluations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Alternative Assessment, Class Activities, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Elementary Education
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Shook, David J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Presents an approach to language and culture instruction for North American students of Spanish that centers on student-led investigations of cultural identity in the Americas, designed to allow students to overcome possible stereotypes and generalizations concerning the target culture(s), and to examine their own cultural identities at the same…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education
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Roberge, Brigitte; Phillion, JoAnn; Laplante, Bernard; Mantello, Maria – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Three essays on second-language instruction are presented. One describes a letter exchange between teachers as a means of exploring and understanding classroom and instructional issues; another (in French) describes a teacher's reflective examination of the immersion teaching experience; and a third reports on a classroom study of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Strategies, Error Correction, French
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Lowe, Ron – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
A class activity in which intermediate-level French second language students create their own comic books is outlined. Objectives, classroom presentation techniques, format, project duration, and evaluation criteria are specified. The project includes groups writing and editing and oral presentations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Comics (Publications)
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Germain-Rutherford, Aline – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
A 12-lesson college-level French unit using the same recorded text to teach three aspects of oral language (pronunciation, comprehension, and production) is described and documented. The activity attempts to use the unit vocabulary as much as possible in a variety of exercises to develop communicative competence. (13 references) (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Speech), Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, French
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Pons-Ridler, Suzanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Mnemonic techniques for teaching French verbs and their corresponding prepositions to native English speakers are presented. The devices are outlined by category of verb and preposition. Then specific techniques for presentation, memorization, and further uses are described. (Contains six references.) (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, French, Grammar
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Chaffee-Sorace, D.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
A technique, referred to as "Personalities," for helping students practice second-language conversational skills is described. The exercise can teach and review vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Grammar, Interpersonal Competence
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Fleig-Hamm, Christiane – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
A series of classroom activities for adult beginning learners of French, designed to improve reading comprehension through newspapers and news magazines, are described. The technique focuses on development of grammar and vocabulary and makes use of photos, text, layout features, and headlines. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Current Events
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Yeoman, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Three language class activities adapted from outdoor education are described: (1) scavenger hunt; (2) nature/fitness trail; and (3) ecological study. Cognitive, affective, and linguistic objectives and safety considerations are included for each. Activities emphasize cooperation, meeting challenges, and environmental awareness, and introduce new…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Ecology
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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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Wenden, Anita L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Considers the implications of research on intentional learning processes for the role of the second language teacher. It is recommended that teachers take on the task of helping their students refine their competence as learners. Techniques for classroom practice are suggested. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, French, Intentional Learning
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Allen, Edward D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A rationale is presented for describing the communicative competence of language students in terms of proficiency guidelines. Techniques are discussed for helping students develop communicative proficiency in the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and for evaluating students' proficiency levels in relation to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria
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Fraser, Nancy Wickwire – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Ten "do's" and eight "don'ts" for beginning teachers to use to enhance the classroom atmosphere and forge a bond of confidence between teacher and student are outlined. The suggestions, based on experience, are designed to help the teacher avoid pitfalls and use positive strategies from the first day of class. (MSE)
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, French
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Nuessel, Frank – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Kinesics, a form of nonverbal communication, is defined and described; the manner in which visual signals are expressed verbally in contemporary Spanish literature is characterized and exemplified; similarities and differences in exemplary gestures are examined across cultures; and the pedagogical implications are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Body Language, Classroom Techniques, Cross Cultural Studies, Interpretive Skills
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