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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Some aspects of planning second language programs along communicative lines are examined, and a framework for planning communicative classroom activities is described. The problem of determining whether to start planning with methodology and materials or overall curriculum design is discussed at length. A practical solution, a teacher's handbook…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Organization
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Nuessel, Frank H., Jr. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
The proverbial language of Spanish provides a resource for teaching and testing various aspects of phonetics, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural features of the language. Incorporation of these features into the Spanish curriculum can enrich the classroom experience. Specific suggestions for their use are provided. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Grammar, Idioms
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Teacher training for French instructors is criticized as incomplete, consisting only of some formulas for immediate classroom application. A plan for a more comprehensive curriculum consisting of theoretical and practical components in the areas of language, culture, learning, communication, and instruction is proposed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, French
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Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
While there are many problems to be resolved concerning the substance of instruction within a communicative approach the manner of teaching must also be considered, including methodology, the linguistic aspect (vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation), norms, and the use of computers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Brown, James W. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Discusses the use of visual materials in second language instruction to produce verbal utterances. (AM)
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Semiotics, Speech Communication, Speech Skills
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Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Presents a typology of comic strips and suggests some ways of using the comics in the second language classroom. (AM)
Descriptors: Classification, Comics (Publications), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Kamenew, Valentin V. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Discusses rules of pronunciation and grammar in French. Rules of spoken French are contrasted to those of traditional grammar. A visual method is suggested for teaching "oral grammar." (AM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, French, Grammar, Language Instruction
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Vizmuller, Jana – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Discusses the use of humor in the language classroom, and provides some sample activities in Italian. (AM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Humor, Italian
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Willerman, Benne; Melvin, Bernice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Discusses various experiments involving the teaching of vocabulary through the use of mnemonics, and describes an experiment which sought to test the effectiveness of the mnemonic method in acquiring writing skills in the foreign vocabulary. (AM)
Descriptors: Experiments, French, Language Instruction, Language Research
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Arthurs, J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Proposes a method to be used in the language laboratory to develop audiolingual skills and at the same time give the student an active role in the use of the laboratory. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Listening Skills
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Quillard, Genevieve – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents a method, based on a contrastive analysis, for teaching English-speaking students of French how to express concepts of motion in the target language. (AM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English, French, Grammar
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Urbancic, Anne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Reports on a pilot project which used an imaginary tour of an Italian city as the basis for conversation exercises. (AM)
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, Higher Education, Italian, Language Instruction
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Clayton, J. Douglas – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents some pointers for designing a course in reading technical or scientific Russian. (AM)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Curriculum Guides, Language Instruction, Languages for Special Purposes
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Kliffer, Michael D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents a novel approach, relying on linguistic principles of semantics, to teach grammatical usage in Spanish as a second language. (AM)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Grammar, Language Instruction, Semantics
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Discusses the use of puzzles as supplementary activity in the language classroom. (AM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
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