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Sweet, Robert J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
An explanation of a kindergarten French immersion program includes essential background information, details of implementation, problems encountered, practical and theoretical implications and suggested solutions to the difficulties encountered. (CK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, English
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Stanley, Malcolm H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Discusses early and late French immersion programs, their advantages and disadvantages, and considerations of staffing, cost, student motivation, effect on native language skills, and program effectiveness. (CK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, English
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Stanutz, Spencer – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
The Ottawa school system conducts French instruction in both immersion and "core" or regular programs. Special features are bilingual grades at the higher level and a bilingual high school. French Immersion programs are evaluated in terms of expense and educational effect. (CK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, English
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Tucker, G. Richard – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Four methods of teaching a second language are discussed: (1) traditional approach, involving a limited amount of study each day; (2) second language study followed by study of another subject in that language; (3) early immersion in the language in grades k-2; and (4) late immersion, where exclusive use follows traditional language study. (CK)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Bilingual Education, Grammar Translation Method, Intensive Language Courses
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Wilton, Florence – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
The experience of a British Columbia bilingual education program is outlined, with information about number of pupils, program objectives, staffing, teaching materials and cost. The program teaches French in a primarily English-speaking area. (CK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, English
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Edwards, H. P.; Smyth, F. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Canadian alternatives to early immersion programs for acquisition of French as a second language are discussed in the context of feasibility and known or potential value. The concept of a bicultural school is discussed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education
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Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A listing of French immersion programs in Canada is given, including city and school board, date started, grades involved and projected to be involved, and a program description. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, English, FLES
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Swain, Merrill – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
This bibliography lists articles on bilingual education and elementary level French immersion programs for English-speaking children. (RM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Educational Research, FLES
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Heffernan, Peter J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Describes the birth of a French immersion program in a Newfoundland primary school, attended by French-speaking, English-speaking, monolingual, and bilingual students. It is designed especially for the French-speaking minority in danger of losing its native language and culture to assimilation processes. (AM)
Descriptors: Acculturation, Bilingual Education, Cultural Education, Elementary Education
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Swain, Merrill – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A discussion of three possible formats of a bilingual education program: early total immersion, early partial immersion and late partial immersion. A French cloze test was used to evaluate the lead group of students in each program. A tentative conclusion is drawn in favor of the early total immersion program. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Immersion Programs
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Genesee, Fred; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A third report on the evaluation of a trilingual school program in French, Hebrew and English being offered in two schools in the Montreal area. The purpose of this evaluation was to continue to monitor the development of the pilot groups in the following areas: French, English, Hebrew and mathematics. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary School Students, English, French
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Lamont, D.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A description of the English-Ukrainian bilingual program in the primary grades of the Edmonton Public Schools. Objectives and evaluative criteria are given. Results show no significant difference between regular and bilingual classes in standardized test scores. Children learned a significant amount of Ukrainian. All concerned considered the…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Course Evaluation
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Samson, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
An outline of the formation, first year of growth and objectives of the association. The "raison d'etre" of the association is given: exchange of ideas, availability of research, exchange among teachers and students, discussion of administrative problems, and avoidance of duplication of effort. (Text is in French.) (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Bilingualism, French
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McNamara, John; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A panel discussion of the effect of immersion programs on first and second language learning. Questions are raised regarding the effectiveness of the regular curriculum, results of immersion for majority language and minority or immigrant children, the meaning of linguistic competence and underlying cognitive and intellectual processes. (AMH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education
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McGillivray, W. R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A brief discussion of the history, organization, program, advantages and effectiveness of immersion centers, schools offering only the immersion program, in Canada. Some of the small amount of existing research is reviewed. Although there are no definitive conclusions, it is suggested that such centers may offer a better educational program than…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Immersion Programs
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