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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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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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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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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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Reish, Joseph G.; Reish, Helene Kudzia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Describes the mounting of Ionesco's "La Lecon" through a group of junior high school students, and the subsequent videotaping of the performance for viewing by a large audience. Suggestions are given for using drama and videotapes in the language classroom. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Drama, Dramatic Play, French
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Vizmuller, Jana – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Discusses the use of humor in the language classroom, and provides some sample activities in Italian. (AM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Humor, Italian
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Arthurs, J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Proposes a method to be used in the language laboratory to develop audiolingual skills and at the same time give the student an active role in the use of the laboratory. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Listening Skills
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Eppert, Franz; Kuepper, Karl J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents a language teaching method designed to increase communicative competence through an application of speech act theory and the use of dialogs and the source language. (AM)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, Dialogs (Language), Discourse Analysis
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Urbancic, Anne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Reports on a pilot project which used an imaginary tour of an Italian city as the basis for conversation exercises. (AM)
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, Higher Education, Italian, Language Instruction
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Wood, Richard E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Describes how the use of stamps from francophone and other countries may be an adjunct to the teaching of French language and culture. (AM)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Educational Media, Foreign Culture