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Guichon, Nicolas; Cohen, Cathy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
It is intuitively felt that visual cues should enhance online communication, and this experimental study aims to test this prediction by exploring the value provided by a webcam in an online L2 pedagogical teacher-to-learner interaction. A total of 40 French undergraduate students with a B2 level in English were asked to describe in English four…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hummel, Kirsten M.; French, Leif M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
There is mounting evidence that phonological memory (PM), a sub-component of working memory, is closely related to various aspects of second language (L2) learning in a variety of populations, suggesting that PM may be an essential cognitive mechanism underlying successful L2 acquisition. This article provides a brief critical review of the role…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Visual Aids, Short Term Memory, Listening Skills
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
The use of graphics for teaching the structure of the target language is examined as an extension of the traditional use of graphics to teach vocabulary and text comprehension. The concept is illustrated with examples from several languages. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Diagrams, Grammar, Second Language Instruction
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Brown, James W. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Approaches taken in the United States and France to use of visual pedagogy are compared and discussed. The necessity of integrating semiotic theory and visual pedagogy is underscored, a semiotic model of visual literacy and decoding is outlined, and some advertisements are analyzed, giving suggestions for teaching use. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Commercial Art, Comparative Education, Educational Theories
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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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Lentz, Francois – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
Suggests a variety of class activities analyzing the language used in French-language advertisements. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Discourse Analysis
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Walz, Joel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Proposes pedagogical solutions to problems beginning language learners have reading World Wide Web documents--reading an electronic format and deciphering the language used in Web pages. Proposed are a study of Uniform Resource Indicators (URLs) to enhance predictions, the analysis of visuals that support the meaning of the text, and the…
Descriptors: Hypermedia, Prediction, Reading Comprehension, Second Language Instruction