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Duff, Patricia; Zappa-Hollman, Sandra; Surtees, Victoria – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Research on first language, second language, and multilingual socialization has flourished over the past three decades in many formal and informal educational contexts around the world. One relatively recent site for such research, particularly for multilingual students learning English as an additional language, is post-secondary institutions…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Yang, Jin-Suk – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
This study synthesizes the methods and findings of published research investigating second language (L2) learners' linguistic development in study-abroad (SA) contexts. Some studies have demonstrated that SA participation is beneficial to learners' L2 development, whereas others have not supported such a relationship. The first phase of this…
Descriptors: Study Abroad, Meta Analysis, Effect Size, Second Language Learning
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Barkaoui, Khaled – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
Essay tests are widely used to assess ESL/EFL learners' writing abilities for instructional, administrative, and research purposes. Relevant literature was searched to identify 70 empirical studies on ESL/EFL essay tests. The majority of these studies examined task, essay, and rater effects on essay rating and scores. Less attention has been given…
Descriptors: Essay Tests, Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Mady, Callie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
In Canada, education in French as a second language (FSL) offers students the opportunity to learn a second official language. Is such an opportunity appropriate for allophone students who are still in the process of learning English? This literature review provides a fourfold consideration of the issue. Section 1 examines the political response…
Descriptors: Official Languages, Learning Processes, Foreign Countries, French
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Leon, Pierre R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Reviews current trends in French language teaching methodology, and demonstrates how psychology and sociology have influenced the trend away from methods based on linguistic theory. (AM)
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Language Instruction, Linguistic Theory
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Lefrancois, Pascale – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Reviews research that addresses the issue of transfers that take place in writing from the first to second language. Suggests that positive transfers appear more clearly in the process than in the product, in which they depend on the relative closeness of languages. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Acquisition, Second Language Instruction
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Morris, Lori – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Spelling errors of 215 Grade 6 English-as-a-Second-Language learners were examined with a view to gaining an understanding of how these children construe and misconstrue the structure of their second language. It was found that unstressed grammatical function words proved particularly difficult for the learners to render in writing. They had…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Error Patterns, Foreign Countries, Grade 6
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Bell, Jill Sinclair – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Trends in teacher-conducted classroom research on second- and foreign language instruction are examined, drawing on relevant current literature. Problems in research methodology and in motivating full-time teachers to conduct research, and areas in which research is fertile, are examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Trends, Full Time Faculty, Research Methodology
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Tse, Lucy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Reviews available research on the effects of school-sponsored ethnic language programs on students' attitudes toward the ethnic language, their own ethnic group, and themselves. Studies indicate a generally positive effect of programs on attitudes, including attitudes toward speakers of other languages and other ethnic groups. Discusses findings…
Descriptors: Ethnic Groups, Heritage Education, Language Attitudes, Language Research
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Lyster, Roy; Lightbown, Patsy M.; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1999
Response to criticism of oral grammar correction in second-language (L2) instruction which argues that while there are challenges and complexities in providing effective feedback, error correction should not be abandoned. Continued systematic, rigorous research to investigate whether different types of feedback are more effective, and to what…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Error Correction, Grammar, Language Research
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Kubota, Ryuko – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
A review of literature examines the perspectives on second-language teaching of teachers with a minority perspective, those teaching minority students, learning-disabled or at-risk students, and uncommonly taught languages. These teachers criticize "one-size-fits-all" approaches and propose ethnically, culturally, linguistically, and cognitively…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student), Educational Strategies
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Besnard, Christine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
Examines how educational, cognitive, and developmental psychology can contribute to the renewal of second-language (L2) teaching and learning. The premises of these fields indicate that teachers of foreign languages cannot rely solely on rote learning of the rules of the language, but must engage their students in active discourse. (37 references)…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communicative Competence (Languages), Grammar, Psychology
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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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Campbell, Glenn – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
A review of 11 research studies on the impact of split of multigrade classes, particularly elementary core French programs, is presented. Recurring themes include teachers' perceptions that multigrade classes negatively affect their ability to provide quality core French programing and the need for research to examine areas of student achievement…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Foreign Countries, French, Multilevel Classes (Second Language Instruction)
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Besnard, Christine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
Contributions of the field of cognitive psychology to second language instruction are reviewed. It is proposed that these concepts can contribute not only to classroom language instruction, but also to methodology of language teacher education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Psychology, College Instruction, Educational Strategies
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