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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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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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Maurice, Louis J.; Roy, Robert R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
The need for assessment of the extent to which second language immersion programs develop students who have a good command of both languages is described, and a method is proposed for measuring bilingualism. A report is made of an application of this unit of measurement. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Evaluation Methods, FLES, Immersion Programs
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Hebert, Raymond – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
An examination of progress in French education since the passage of Law 113 in 1970 recognizing French and English in public education. Topics discussed are: statistics on the French-speaking population; attitudes of the people; social and political factors; French schools and immersion programs; and program development. (Text is in French.) (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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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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Halpern, G.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A research colloquium was held by the Ontario Ministry of Education in April 1976 on the subject of alternative programs for teaching French as a second language. A summary is given of discussion during which the audience was invited to question a panel of researchers, guest analysts and school officials. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
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Swain, Merrill; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Research is presented in support of the theory that early French immersion of English-speaking children leads to bilingualism. The evidence is limited to children through the end of grade four. Comments and criticisms are made by three guest analysts. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Elementary Education, FLES
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
This article discusses the question of the optimal age for second language learning by providing some background and by comparing relevant British and Canadian language teaching programs. (CLK)
Descriptors: Age, Bilingualism, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education