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Titone, Renzo – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
It is proposed that today's basic elementary/secondary curriculum must include multilingual and multicultural education as part of the intellectual, individual, and social development of the child. The experiences of Europe, especially Italy, with bilingual education are used to illustrate this concept. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Child Development, Educational Objectives
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Enns-Connolly, Esther – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
Teachers are encouraged to participate personally in the curriculum development process by drawing on experience and consulting with colleagues in creating curricula specifically for their classes. The underlying concept and one practical strategy are outlined. Dialectic processes of curriculum development are viewed as conducive to spontaneous…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Curriculum Development, Language Teachers, Second Language Instruction
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Davies, Ted; Williamson, Rodney – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Reflects critically on pedagogical issues in the production of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) courseware and ways CALL has affected the practice of language learning. Concludes that if CALL is to reach full potential, it must be more than a simple medium of information; it should provide a teaching/learning process, with the real…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software Development, Courseware
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Godev, Concepcion B. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Argues that, in second-language instruction, reading and writing assignments must be linked to introduce learners to the kind of writing they will be expected to do in literature and culture courses. Examines the content of second-language composition classes in this light, particularly as they concern English-as-a-Second-Language writing…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Languages for Special Purposes, Literature Appreciation, Reading Instruction
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Lepetit, Daniel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Examines changes in language department structure and program content at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Clemson University (South Carolina) as a result of new programs in Business French. The programs were developed in cooperation with the business schools to stem declining language enrollments. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Communication, Case Studies, College Faculty, Curriculum Development
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Weinstein, Gail – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Drawing on ethnographic research on Hmongs, the author illustrates how her assumptions about literacy have been challenged and presents a new view of literacy with emphasis shifted from cognitive consequences to social context: literacy as a means through which relationships are negotiated. Makes suggestions for creating…
Descriptors: Cultural Context, English (Second Language), Ethnography, Hmong People
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Schleppegrell, Mary J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Argues that classroom dialogic (structured, open-ended) inquiry, through problem-posing, is a tool for classroom research into second-language instruction, helping teachers develop better understanding of students' backgrounds, motivation, cultures, and strategies for learning English. Outlines steps in dialogic inquiry, and offers examples of its…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Research, Cultural Context, Cultural Differences
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Hummel, Kirsten M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
Drawing on research on memory and on the effectiveness of pairing first-language dialogue with second-language script, and through analysis of the language processing occurring in the translation process, it is argued that translation may be an effective technique for second language instruction. (12 references) (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, French, Language Processing, Learning Processes
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Majhanovich, Suzanne; Gray, Johanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
Important features of practicums for teachers of elementary school language immersion programs include: mentoring and peer coaching; guidance in self-analysis, observation, and reflection on teaching practices; and experience with realities of immersion. A period of induction beyond the practicum is also recommended. (19 references) (MSE)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, French, Higher Education, Immersion Programs
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Hurd, Molly – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Research on multilingualism and learning of additional languages is reviewed, focusing on research on minority language children in immersion and double-immersion programs and the factors related to success. Early partial immersion is seen as more feasible than full immersion for this group, with middle immersion the best option yet researched.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs
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Wieczorek, Joseph A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
The applied linguist, who most commonly uses interlanguage analysis for nonstandard language forms, and the language teacher, who relies heavily on error analysis, each need to learn the usefulness and viability of the other method in his own professional context. Examples focus on the written preterit form in Spanish. (44 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Classroom Techniques, Error Analysis (Language), Error Correction
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Leavitt, Robert M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
It is possible to provide culturally appropriate education for native Canadian Indian and Inuit children within the framework of the European schooling model by finding a balance between building on the children's native experiences and taking from English language and pedagogy what they can use appropriately in their own culture. (25 references)…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Cultural Education, English (Second Language), Eskimos
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Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The contributions of the teacher education and professional development task force to the implementation of Canada's proposed multidimensional core French curriculum are discussed. The professional development kits produced by the group are critiqued, highlighting the best features and examining solutions to problems found in the materials. (22…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education
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Brunet, Jean-Paul – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
Onomatopoeia is overlooked in many French grammar courses but plays a key role in everyday speech. Classification according to the feelings communicated stresses their importance. Students enjoy learning the sounds produced by animals in a second language and discovering the abundance of onomatopoeia in songs, commercials, comic books, and slang.…
Descriptors: Advertising, Classification, Classroom Techniques, Comics (Publications)
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Berns, Margie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
Sociolinguistics is recommended as a resource for second language teachers, to increase understanding in such areas as the nature of language, the goals and concerns of language teaching, perspective on curriculum and materials design, identification of appropriate goals, and evaluation of a learner's ability to use a second language. (43…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, French
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