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Howlett, Frederick G. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents a method for teaching vocabulary in the language class that is based on etymology and association. Word lists and sample materials for French are appended. (AM)
Descriptors: Associative Learning, Etymology, French, Language Instruction
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Paribakht, T. Sima; Wesche, Marjorie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Presents a classification scheme for reading-related exercises advocated in English-as-a-Foreign-Language textbooks. The scheme proposes a hierarchy of the degree and type of mental processing required by various vocabulary exercises. The categories of classification are selective attention, recognition, manipulation, interpretation and…
Descriptors: Classification, College Students, English (Second Language), Pilot Projects
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Lessard, Gregory – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
Outlines an approach to vocabulary selection for computer-assisted language instruction that presents target language lexical items not as individual entities but as elements in a variety of semantic, morphological, morphosemantic, pragmatic, and interlinguistic relationships. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Context Clues, Courseware, Morphology (Languages)
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Chafee-Sorace, Diane; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
Presents various learning activities and instructional materials for helping students learn French or Spanish grammar and culture. These materials include flash cards and lists of items to be used on labels. Activities include using the flash cards, writing newspaper ads in the foreign language, and naming the different items in a house. (CK)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Adverbs, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness
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Wesche, Marjorie; Paribakht, T. Sima – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Provides a detailed analysis of techniques used for second language vocabulary assessment and the implied assumptions about the underlying construct of vocabulary knowledge. The article notes that existing measures of vocabulary size are uninformative as to the depth of knowledge that learners have about particular words. (56 references)…
Descriptors: Dictation, Dictionaries, Error Analysis (Language), Error Correction
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Qian, David D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Challenges the assumption that contextualized vocabulary learning invariably leads to superior retention. The article compares two different instructional treatments in a university classroom experiment in China in the teaching of English as a foreign language: the study of contextualized versus decontextualized English word lists. (40 references)…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Context Effect
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Lister, Anthony C. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents a list of vocabulary items peculiar to French Canadian news broadcasts, intended for developing listening comprehension skills. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Media, French, Language Instruction, Listening Comprehension