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Douglas, Scott Roy; Doe, Christine; Cheng, Liying – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
From the perspective of newcomers to Canada, using English as an additional language (EAL), this study explores how newcomers' interlocutors might impede workplace communication. Six participants speaking EAL and with a variety of language backgrounds shared their workplace experiences. Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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van Compernolle, Remi A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This article presents a sociolinguistically responsive model of pedagogy situated within existing sociocultural and communicative approaches to language learning and teaching. The specific focus of the discussion is on the French pronouns of address, "tu" and "vous". The article reviews previous research on second-person address in educational and…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, French, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Netten, Joan; Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article examines the oral proficiency in French of students in core French, intensive French (IF), and post-IF to determine the effectiveness of these programs. Between 2003 and 2009, students in nine jurisdictions were assessed using the New Brunswick Middle School Scale (MSS). Students were tested prior to beginning IF (multiple grade…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 4, Grade 5, Grade 6
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Carr, Wendy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article examines why students participated in British Columbia's first intensive French (IF) program between 2004 and 2008 and what they achieved as a result, with a particular focus on the effect on the French and English language proficiency of English as additional language (EAL) students. Qualitative case studies found that students and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Grade 6, Grade 5, French
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Gatbonton, Elizabeth; Segalowitz, Norman – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2005
Although most teachers claim to practise communicative language teaching (CLT), many do not genuinely do so. In this paper, we examine some of the reasons for teachers' resistance to CLT use. We provide a theoretical analysis that focuses on one of the greatest challenges facing CLT methodology-how to promote automatic fluency within this…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Netten, Joan; Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article describes the way in which the curriculum for intensive French was developed. Reference is made to its similarities to and differences from both the multidimensional curriculum proposed by the National Core French Study and the communicative approach. The importance of learning outcomes stated in terms of communicative outcomes…
Descriptors: Literacy, French, Cognitive Development, Intensive Language Courses
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Di Pietro, Robert J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
This article stresses the idea that teaching communicative competence and the ability to deal with a variety of language situations should be the goal of foreign language teaching, with grammar instruction in a secondary position. Teaching by means of "dialogues with options" is discussed and sample dialogues for Italian instruction are given.…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Dialogs (Literary), Italian, Language Instruction
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Heffernan, Peter – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
Contrasts classroom questioning with questioning functions used in normal discourse and suggests ways in which teachers can promote more normal questioning exchanges in the second language classroom. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Discourse Analysis
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Pawley, Catherine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Reports on evaluation studies of the French proficiency of graduates of early- and late-entry immersion programs in Ottawa and Carleton, describes the tests used, and interprets results. The report also examines the students' perceptions of their ability to participate effectively in out-of-school situations using all four language skills. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Bilingualism, Communicative Competence (Languages), English
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Tardif, Claudette – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
In an effort to help teachers implement the communicative approach in the classroom, the approach is defined; its implications are outlined; and some strategies for rendering classroom practice more communicative are presented. A university course-planning model is used to help teachers plan activities within a communicative framework. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Strategies, Higher Education
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Mydlarski, Donna – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Elements of communicative language instruction theories that can be realized with computers are identified; limitations are discussed; and the place and acceptability of computerized exercises within a communicative language learning environment are examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Authoring Aids (Programing), Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Allen, Edward D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A rationale is presented for describing the communicative competence of language students in terms of proficiency guidelines. Techniques are discussed for helping students develop communicative proficiency in the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and for evaluating students' proficiency levels in relation to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria
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Savignon, Sandra J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages' Provisional Proficiency Guidelines are criticized for their narrow view of language use and the inadequacy of their construct of "proficiency." The appropriateness of the guidelines as a basis for developing a syllabus or designing a curriculum is questioned. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, Evaluation Criteria, Grammar
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Horwitz, Elaine K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
The matching model of education, in which instructional activities are matched to the conceptual level (abstract to concrete) of the students, is recommended for second language instruction. Suggestions are made for varying the amount of structure in communication-centered activities. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Ability, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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