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Sivyer, Linda – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
A description of materials developed to supplement an activity-based French program for grade eight. (PMP)
Descriptors: French, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Language Instruction
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Papalia, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A number of exercises for promoting communication and self-expression in the classroom are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Second Language Learning
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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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Wesche, Marjorie Bingham – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The potential impact of French immersion programs on English-language universities in Canada is discussed, including the demands of increasing numbers of immersion graduates for expanded, nontraditional French-language offerings. Applications of the immersion approach to university-level second language instruction are classified, particularly…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Second Language Programs, Comparative Analysis
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Nuessel, Frank H., Jr. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
The proverbial language of Spanish provides a resource for teaching and testing various aspects of phonetics, syntax, vocabulary, and cultural features of the language. Incorporation of these features into the Spanish curriculum can enrich the classroom experience. Specific suggestions for their use are provided. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Curriculum Development, Grammar, Idioms
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Carton, Dana – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A recommended class activity is a simple gift exchange. Vocabulary, including a wide range of options, holiday terms, and idioms, is introduced at the beginning of class. Partners are assigned, exchange takes place, and thank-you notes may be written. Student enthusiasm and attention are often by-products. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Dramatic Play, Learning Motivation, Second Language Instruction
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Papalia, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Teachers' attitudes toward language teaching trends were surveyed. Prospective teachers about to enter the profession believed that language programs should be self-paced and there should be a cooperative learning climate in classrooms. Experienced teachers were more moderate but used techniques for self-pacing and real communication often in…
Descriptors: Educational Trends, Individualized Instruction, Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Zola, Meguido; Sandvoss, Joachim – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Discusses the use of song as a language-learning medium. Particular reference is made to the use of folk songs in teaching French. (AM)
Descriptors: Folk Culture, French, Language Instruction, Learning Activities
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Roberge, Brigitte; Phillion, JoAnn; Laplante, Bernard; Mantello, Maria – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Three essays on second-language instruction are presented. One describes a letter exchange between teachers as a means of exploring and understanding classroom and instructional issues; another (in French) describes a teacher's reflective examination of the immersion teaching experience; and a third reports on a classroom study of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Strategies, Error Correction, French
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Chastain, Kenneth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
The role of grammar rules and their relationship to language teaching, learning, and communicating are discussed in an attempt to stimulate language teachers to examine the approach they take in teaching grammar rules. (Contains five references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries, Grammar, Instructional Improvement
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Handscombe, Jean – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Six lessons or statements are offered based on experiences teaching school-aged students in English-medium schools in Canada. The lessons refer to judicious use of first language, language teacher connections with the learner's view of the world, second-language learning and curricular content, etc. (Contains seven references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Elementary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Henchiri, Michelle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
A description of the French language training program used in Canada's Public Service Commission outlines its two components, a core course for lower levels and an independent study package, and other program aspects, including program characteristics, application of the communicative approach, notions as organizing principles, methodology, tests,…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries, French
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Laplante, Bernard – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Instructional strategies used by a first-grade French immersion teacher to combine science and language arts instruction are described. They involve developing themes from the science curriculum, integrating content objectives and instructional strategies characteristic of both subject areas, using teacher talk and using discourse incorporation…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Education, French
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Chaffee-Sorace, D.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
A technique, referred to as "Personalities," for helping students practice second-language conversational skills is described. The exercise can teach and review vocabulary, grammatical structures, and cultural information. (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Grammar, Interpersonal Competence
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Knop, Constance K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Examines directions suggested by studies in communicative competence, cognitive mapping of learning styles, and classroom interaction, seeking integration with a basically audiolingual approach to second language instruction. Suggests alternate ways of conducting classes to help teachers meet students' individual learning needs while still using…
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques
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