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Guichon, Nicolas; Cohen, Cathy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
It is intuitively felt that visual cues should enhance online communication, and this experimental study aims to test this prediction by exploring the value provided by a webcam in an online L2 pedagogical teacher-to-learner interaction. A total of 40 French undergraduate students with a B2 level in English were asked to describe in English four…
Descriptors: Online Courses, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Teacher Student Relationship
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Hummel, Kirsten M.; French, Leif M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
There is mounting evidence that phonological memory (PM), a sub-component of working memory, is closely related to various aspects of second language (L2) learning in a variety of populations, suggesting that PM may be an essential cognitive mechanism underlying successful L2 acquisition. This article provides a brief critical review of the role…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Visual Aids, Short Term Memory, Listening Skills
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Dahms, R. G. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Describes the development of a film program for an intermediate language course. (PP)
Descriptors: Foreign Language Films, Instructional Films, Language Instruction, Program Design
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Mollica, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Cartoons can be a stimulating and motivational force in the language classroom and, used effectively, can become an indispensible tool in the acquisition of language and culture. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Captions, Cartoons, Educational Media
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Brown, James W. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Approaches taken in the United States and France to use of visual pedagogy are compared and discussed. The necessity of integrating semiotic theory and visual pedagogy is underscored, a semiotic model of visual literacy and decoding is outlined, and some advertisements are analyzed, giving suggestions for teaching use. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Commercial Art, Comparative Education, Educational Theories
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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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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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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
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Hammerly, Hector – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Examines various approaches to the teaching of word meanings in the second language classroom, including the use of translation, visual aids, and direct methods. (AM)
Descriptors: Definitions, Dictionaries, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Morain, Genelle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Describes the use of the "cultoon," an informative cartoon depicting some aspect of a culture, to develop cultural understanding. (AM)
Descriptors: Body Language, Cartoons, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences
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Mollica, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Describes the use of advertisements in language instruction, with particular attention to the language of advertisements, including the conative and emotive functions, linguistic shock, translation, humor, and cultural information. (AM)
Descriptors: Commercial Art, Educational Media, Humor, Language Instruction
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Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Discusses the use of pictures in the language classroom and presents controlled and non-controlled activities incorporating pictures. (AM)
Descriptors: Illustrations, Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Photographs
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Boyd, J. A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Sixteen examples are given of bulletin boards developed by student teachers for elementary and secondary level French classrooms. (AM)
Descriptors: Bulletin Boards, French, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Mollica, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A large number of exercises based on film advertisements, which are reproduced in the article, and suggestions for using them. The exercises include reading comprehension, vocabulary, translation and reinforcement activities. Examples are given in English, French and Italian. Suggestions for introducing students to cultural differences are also…
Descriptors: French, Higher Education, Instructional Materials, Italian