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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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von Raffler-Engel, Walburga – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Discusses the importance of the nonverbal component in second language learning, and describes research on the role of kinesics in language. (AM)
Descriptors: Body Language, Language Instruction, Language Research, Nonverbal Communication
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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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Howard, Francoise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Discusses the concept of communicative competence in second language learning and various models for testing this skill. (AM)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), French, Language Instruction, Language Tests
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Gayle, Grace M. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents a model of second language teaching which attempts to describe the categorical components of teaching styles, and to identify the sociological, educational, and personal factors which determine individual teaching styles. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Research, Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Models
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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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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
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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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DeFrancis, John – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
An adult seeking to increase his listening comprehension in French complains about the lack of adequate materials. This situation is compared to that of learning Chinese, where materials are plentiful and geared to independent study. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Chinese, Educational Needs, French
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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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