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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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Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
A review of the evolution of second-language immersion program testing reveals that the focus has shifted from listening and reading comprehension to productive skills of speaking and writing. Immersion students learn to speak and write well enough for communication but not well enough to be indistinguishable from native speakers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), French, Immersion Programs, Language Tests
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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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Duplantie, Monique – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Four questions concerning the communicative approach are addressed: (1) What are its theoretical foundations? (2) How does the new approach force teachers to reexamine the stated goal of helping learners communicate? (3) How does it modify teaching methods? (4) What are the implications of adopting a European teaching model? (MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Organization, Educational Needs
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Some aspects of planning second language programs along communicative lines are examined, and a framework for planning communicative classroom activities is described. The problem of determining whether to start planning with methodology and materials or overall curriculum design is discussed at length. A practical solution, a teacher's handbook…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Organization
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Germain, Claude; LeBlanc, Raymond – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
The communicative method of language instruction is compared with other, generalized methods currently used, in terms of content, the variety of forms taught to express the same thought, oral and written language, emphasis on form versus message content, the nonverbal element, and the teaching of language context. (MSE)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Communicative Competence (Languages), Comparative Analysis, Course Content
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Papalia, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Meaningful, comprehensible instructional materials that take into consideration the student's proficiency level are recommended for teaching communicative skills. Formulae developed for teaching various language functions (forms of socializing, showing emotion, judging, and getting information) and functional language rhetorical strategies are…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Difficulty Level, French
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Bergeron, Jocelyne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
The stages of development of an adult communicative course in French are outlined, including the principles used in course content selection, structural progression, and the means found for encouraging student participation. The primary influence for the course came from the Council of Europe and experience with adult students. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Descriptions
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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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