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Ruest, Paul R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A model is presented for postsecondary French language education based on the belief that linguistic improvement and cultural rappprochement are complementary goals. Data on secondary French immersion enrollment trends are noted, and planning difficulties due to small enrollments and insufficient information about career goals are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Awareness
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Toohey, Kelleen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
A three-step process in designing a test to assess children's oral language proficiency in specific communicative areas is described and illustrated, and the utility of such tests for classroom teachers is discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Children, Communicative Competence (Languages), English (Second Language), Language Proficiency
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Delson-Karan, Myrna – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
A system for evaluating language teaching uses a specially designed assessment form to give supervisors,' peers,' and students' views of the teacher's performance. The instrument provides both subjective and objective information, is designed for use in secondary and higher education, and evaluates verbal and nonverbal behavior. (MSE)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Language Teachers, Nonverbal Communication
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Haggstrom, Margaret A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Ways are outlined to help students read their textbooks and do homework exercises effectively, know when they really understand the material, pinpoint what they do not understand, and know when they need help. Suggestions are offered for incorporating student training and practice in study strategies. A sample worksheet is appended. (25…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Foreign Countries, French, Homework
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Discusses the various functions of grammar in second-language (SL) education, and examines the relationship between discourse and grammar in SL education. Two problems are then examined concerning the relationship between discourse and grammar within grammatical exercises, and with the help of concrete examples, suggestions are offered to better…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, French, Grammar
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Bisaillon, Jocelyne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
A discussion of the need to teach revision as part of the writing process begins with an analysis of the revision process and presents results of experiments in teaching revision. Some specific classroom techniques for teaching error detection and revision are then outlined. (20 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Error Correction, Revision (Written Composition), Second Language Instruction
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Ford, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
An observation procedure that can be used to observe cooperative learning in French instruction is presented. The procedure consists of setting up the cooperative learning activity and observing whether the cooperative group displays the second-language discourse found to foster second-language learning. Forms for recording observations are…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, French
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Berkowitz, Pauline A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Discusses the national need for graduates with knowledge of a second language and claims the only way that interest and proficiency can be sustained in the language is through new methods. Describes teaching method which includes body language. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Body Language, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Cook, V. J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Discusses using structure drills in the foreign language classroom including use of same grammatical structure with slight variation, notional/functional drills, and situational dialogs. Suggests necessity of looking more closely at techniques in order to better understand teaching operation. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Drills (Practice), Grammar, Higher Education, Notional Functional Syllabi
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Nuessel, Frank H., Jr. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Examines effective ways of utilizing foreign currency from various countries whose official language is Spanish as means to promote conversation and enrich vocabulary in Spanish classes. Use of currency has pedagogical, cultural, and historical aspects. (Author/BK)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Latin American History, Realia, Second Language Instruction
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Plastre, Guy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Starting from the premise that the assessment of second language learners' competence is a must at several points during the learning process, discusses the usefulness of laboratory testing. Argues that it allows for standardized testing, facility of test administration, easy scoring, objective measures, reliability and validity of results. (MES)
Descriptors: English, French, Language Laboratories, Scoring
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Belanger, Claire – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Discusses the aims of activity centers, the planning of interesting and motivating learning tasks, and grouping procedures for elementary school students learning French as a second language. Proposes a French program geared to small groups of students in order to meet individual needs and improve children's ability to communicate. (MES)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Class Activities, Elementary Education, FLES
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Roy, Robert R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Proposes a model of immersion strategy based on an emphasis on communication and on the use of a great variety of teaching techniques. (AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, English, French
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Ciceran, A. J.; Dahms, R. G. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Suggests ways in which language laboratory technicians and language department faculty can cooperate to integrate the foreign language curriculum and laboratory use. (AM)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Cooperation, Faculty, Higher Education