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Jessner, Ulrike; Allgäuer-Hackl, Elisabeth; Hofer, Barbara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
The aim of this article is to stress the importance of a dynamic systems or complexity theory approach as a necessary prerequisite to understanding the development of multi-competence in multilingual learners. Selected results from a study on emergent multilingual awareness in children, carried out in South Tyrol, are outlined and discussed. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries, Class Activities
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Jessner, Ulrike; Allgäuer-Hackl, Elisabeth; Hofer, Barbara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
The aim of this article is to stress the importance of a dynamic systems or complexity theory approach as a necessary prerequisite to understanding the development of multi-competence in multilingual learners. Selected results from a study on emergent multilingual awareness in children, carried out in South Tyrol, are outlined and discussed. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods
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McDonough, Kim; Chaikitmongkol, Wanpen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
Syntactic priming is the tendency for a speaker to produce a structure that was encountered in recent discourse and is measured by calculating how frequently speakers use the modelled structures as opposed to alternatives. Recent lab-based studies have shown that carrying out syntactic priming activities with trained interlocutors positively…
Descriptors: Priming, Verbs, Syntax, Thai
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MacDonald, Kim – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Discusses two Internet activities called Postcards and Talking Heads that can be used by second and foreign language teachers in the classroom. Theoretical justification for using Internet technology is provided, and learning outcomes of Internet activities are discussed. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Technology, Internet, Outcomes of Education
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Netten, Joan W., Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
A collection of ideas for class activities in elementary and secondary language classes includes a vocabulary review exercise and games of memory, counting, vocabulary, flashcard tic-tac-toe, dice, trashcans, questioning, and spelling. Some are designed specifically for French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
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White, Joan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Use of dramatic activities in the foreign language classroom to provide a semantically based growth model focusing attention on the learner, to promote language acquisition, and to liberate speech is examined. The relationships between drama and communicative competence, the psychological and pedagogical advantages of dramatics, and classroom…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Dramatics
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Amyot, Denise, Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Ideas for foreign language class activities include games about animals, guessing numbers, memory, weather, concentration, cards, dramatic expression, packing for a trip, charades, word changing, and articles of clothing. (MSE)
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Animals, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Staab, Claire F. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
A study investigated whether activities could be designed to elicit seven specific language functions in kindergartners: self-maintaining, directing, reporting, towards logical reasoning, predicting, projecting, and imagining. Language functions were not equally elicited by all activities, but changing activity was effective in varying language…
Descriptors: Child Language, Class Activities, Expressive Language, Imagination
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Courtel, Claudine, Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Forty language class activities are suggested for reinforcing vocabulary and structures used in all types of French second language programs; reinforcing the four areas of knowledge (comprehension, speech, reading, and writing); developing communicative skills; integrating culture into French language programs; and integrating other subject area…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Comprehension, Cultural Education
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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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Trivelli, Remo J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Demonstrates ways the sentence combining technique can play a significant role in developing the writing skill, in making students more aware of their creative ability, and in heightening their sense of stylistic preferences. A range of combining exercises using Italian as the model language are provided. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Higher Education, Italian, Language Skills
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Hendrickson, James M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Thirty classroom-tested activities are presented for motivating students to communicate orally in any foreign language. For each activity, the following information is provided: level, purpose, materials, procedure, and source. Variations and follow-up activities are also suggested. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Games, Learning Activities
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Di Pietro, Robert J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
It is suggested that native speakers understand that narrative in literature is a form of transcript of full discourse, and students of English can learn the same clues of transaction and interaction in texts through exercises in plot analysis, plot mutation, and scenario derivation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Literature Appreciation
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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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London, Dalton – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
States that a major source of frustration for the second language teacher is the difficulty of bridging the gap between the formal aspects of language and the exploitation of the language in authentic situations. Suggests steps that can be taken to overcome the problem and to meet students' expectations. (MES)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Cognitive Objectives
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