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Rossiter, Marian J.; Derwing, Tracey M.; Manimtim, Linda G.; Thomson, Ron I. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
In this paper, we argue that current instructional ESL resources must be supplemented to facilitate the effective development of learners' oral fluency. We summarize some of the pertinent literature on L2 fluency and report the results of a survey of fluency activities (free production, rehearsal/repetition, consciousness-raising, and use of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Resource Materials, Second Language Learning, Textbooks
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Steinman, Linda – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
I define the "literacy autobiography" as a reflective, first-person account of one's development as a writing being. In this article I share a classroom practice that invited language learners to consider and compose their literacy autobiographies (LA). The context was a university credit English as a second language (ESL) classroom. The purposes…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Constructivism (Learning), Autobiographies, Second Language Learning
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Laufer, Batia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Challenges basic assumptions underlying the claim that reading is the major source of vocabulary acquisition in a second language, including the noticing assumption, the guessing ability assumption, the guessing-retention link assumption, and the cumulative gain assumption. Reports on three experiments in which vocabulary gains from reading were…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English (Second Language), Reading Skills, Second Language Instruction
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Belliveau, George – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Discusses a learning module on Acadian history used in a French immersion setting that focuses on a theatrical arts approach. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Drama, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs
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MacDonald, Kim – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Discusses two Internet activities called Postcards and Talking Heads that can be used by second and foreign language teachers in the classroom. Theoretical justification for using Internet technology is provided, and learning outcomes of Internet activities are discussed. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Technology, Internet, Outcomes of Education
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Heydon, Rachel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Discusses literature circles (LC), and describes a variety of LC techniques for helping teachers coordinate classrooms to include linguistically and culturally diverse students. Provides a description of differentiated instruction and Flippo's (1998) best reading instruction practices, relates typical LC methods, and focuses on how LC can be…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Literature, Reading Instruction, Second Language Instruction
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Westphal, German F. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
To avoid teaching only the sociocultural views and values of the dominant social class of a language group, second language teachers should include dialectal variation in the curriculum from the outset, exposing students to authentic language use and the views and values of non-dominant, ethnic minority, and other speakers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Dialects
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Toohey, Kelleen; Allen, Patrick – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Discusses the functions of English and native languages in northern Ontario native communities and argues that native children's greatest need for English is in an anglophone classroom environment. Discusses three types of curriculum design and suggests ways to develop content area reading and writing curricula for Canada native children. (SED)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Canada Natives, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Mollica, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Discusses student cultural exchange programs in Canada, focusing on: (1) the value of cultural exchanges and (2) the findings of research studies on the effects of student exchanges on second-language proficiency and student attitudes toward the people they are visiting. A list of current exchange programs is appended. (SED)
Descriptors: Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Exchange, Intercultural Communication
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Shapson, Stan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Outlines ways for postsecondary institutions to adapt entry requirements and develop new courses to meet the needs of two target groups with different language learning needs: functionally bilingual secondary immersion graduates and graduates of secondary foreign language programs who show interest in increasing proficiency in French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bilingual Education, College Second Language Programs, Educational Change
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Klinck, Patricia A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A core of courses is proposed for the training of French teachers and for the development of postgraduate studies in bilingual education: the nature of language, theories of language acquisition, and effective teaching methods. Collaborative research involving practitioners, researchers, and students will be increasingly important.(MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, French, Graduate Study
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Piper, David – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Reviews literature on cross-cultural reading, interlanguage, and story grammar against the theory of contrastive rhetoric, and considers implications for teaching reading to advanced second language students. The conclusion is that comparative rhetoric demands levels of cultural sensitivity in teachers that transcend any one theory or approach.…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Cross Cultural Studies
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London, Dalton – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
It is argued that second-language classroom communication is often limited by the lack of instructor use of tonic pronouns. Two uses of the pronoun form that should be used from the beginning of the second-language program to promote authentic communication are described. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, French, Grammar, Instructional Improvement
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Savignon, Sandra J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Provisional Proficiency Guidelines are criticized for their narrow view of language use and the inadequacy of their construct of "proficiency." The appropriateness of the guidelines as a basis for developing a syllabus or designing a curriculum is questioned. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, Evaluation Criteria, Grammar
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The recent evolution of second language teaching theory regarding language, learning, communication, and teaching is summarized, and factors contributing to resistance to core second language programs are examined. They include tradition, school programs, time of instruction, language of instruction, teacher training, attitudes, and…
Descriptors: Attitudes, Classroom Techniques, Core Curriculum, Educational Strategies
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