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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
In many educational contexts, L2 writing assessment tends to emphasize its summative functions (i.e., assessment of learning--AoL) more than its formative potential (i.e., assessment for--AfL). While the teacher plays a dominant role in AoL, central to AfL is the role of the students, alongside that of the teacher and peers. A student-centred…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Evaluation, Student Centered Curriculum, Active Learning
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Hasselgreen, Angela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
This article concerns the contribution that feedback makes to valid classroom assessment of the writing of young learners (YLs), defined here as approximately 9-13 years old. It shows that a scale of descriptors adapted from the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (CEFR; Council of Europe, 2001) can play a central role…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response), Research Projects
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Swanson, Peter – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2012
There is a shortage of second/foreign language (S/FL) teachers in many parts of the world and the attrition rates are startling. The present study, grounded in social cognitive theory, investigates Canadian and US teachers' (N = 1065) sense of efficacy in teaching languages as it relates to teacher attrition. Findings indicate that S/FL teachers…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Second Language Learning
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Rolin-Ianziti, Jeanne; Varshney, Rachel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
The present study investigates the functions that language learners attribute to the first language (L1) within a teaching context that maximizes the target language (TL). Beginners of French in an Australian university (N = 52) completed a questionnaire consisting of 21 closed questions on their views on L1/TL use and two open questions on the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Anxiety
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Steinman, Linda – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
I define the "literacy autobiography" as a reflective, first-person account of one's development as a writing being. In this article I share a classroom practice that invited language learners to consider and compose their literacy autobiographies (LA). The context was a university credit English as a second language (ESL) classroom. The purposes…
Descriptors: Rhetoric, Constructivism (Learning), Autobiographies, Second Language Learning
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Vasquez, Camilla – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
This case study examines the patterns of participation of one US-educated refugee student in a university intensive English program (IEP). Specifically, I illustrate how the focal student used her advanced oral proficiency and prior experience with US educational norms and practices to engage in various interactional behaviours, such as shifting…
Descriptors: Refugees, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Colby-Kelly, Christian; Turner, Carolyn E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
Recent trends in classroom evaluation seek innovative formative assessment intended to benefit learning, called assessment for learning (AFL), largely unresearched in the second language (L2) classroom (Rea-Dickins, 2004). This paper calls for taking L2 testing research to the next level, investigating the "usefulness" (Bachman & Palmer, 1996;…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, English for Academic Purposes, Teaching Methods
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Klein, Larissa – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
This article is about the benefits of self-assessment and its use in language education. The main focus is on "auto-evaluation" as a means of beginning class in an organized and motivating way. In contrast to "bell work" or other start-of-period activities on random topics, "auto-evaluation" involves asking questions that are closely tied to what…
Descriptors: Multiple Intelligences, Student Participation, Grade 9, Self Evaluation (Individuals)
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Lawrence, Geoff – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Outlines reasons why electronic mail, and specifically e-mail exchanges, are valuable tools for promoting authentic target language interaction in the second language (L2) classroom. Research examining the use of e-mail exchanges on the L2 learning process is outlined, followed by one specific example of an e-mail exchange in a secondary core…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries, French
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Steinman, Linda – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Discusses the cloze procedure, in which words of a passage are deleted and the reader is asked to supply the missing word. Provides five different options for using the cloze procedure; illustrations of each option are appended. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cloze Procedure, Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals)
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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Illustrates that project work can be fun, inspiring, challenging, pedagogically valuable, and practical for teachers and students. Using the project, "build a green home," designed for secondary English-as-a-Foreign-language students in Hong Kong, as an example, provides tips for making project work less daunting and more teacher- and…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Rolin-Ianziti, Jeanne; Brownlie, Siobhan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Reports the use of students' native language by teachers in the foreign language classroom. The project was undertaken by French teachers in Australia. The teachers' aim was to investigate the use of the native language in a context that actively promotes an immersion approach to foreign language teaching (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs
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Duhamel, R. J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1971
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation
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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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