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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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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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Greco, Mario – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Describes various language courses organized by the Commission of European Communities as part of their personnel training program. (Text is in French.) (AM)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Language Instruction, Language Programs, Professional Personnel
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Papalia, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
The teaching profession is encouraged to retreat from the search for one method of instruction and to recognize that there are many factors which lead to success in modern language learning. Several models offering different approaches for organizing classroom instruction are suggested. (Author/PMP)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Course Organization, Individualized Instruction, Language Instruction
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Carter, Thomas P. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
The second-year French course at Dalhousie University was divided into two semesters and redesignated as separate, half-credit courses, allowing science students to complete the basic program in less than two years and allowing the others more options for the second semester. (RM)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Course Descriptions, Course Organization, French
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Clayton, J. Douglas – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents some pointers for designing a course in reading technical or scientific Russian. (AM)
Descriptors: Course Organization, Curriculum Guides, Language Instruction, Languages for Special Purposes
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Cere, Ronald – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
A program model designed to provide intercultural training and foster a global approach to professional education is described. The steps and components necessary to construct a foreign language intercultural course according to this model are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Course Organization, Cross Cultural Training, Educational Objectives
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Lazaruk, Walter – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Reviews conditions and practices found in effective core French programs, which are potentially useful to teachers. The review includes elements related to provincial curricula, organization for instruction, instructional planning, instructional strategies, and student evaluation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Core Curriculum, Course Organization, Educational Strategies
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Cox, Terry B. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Proposes a model for a French phonetics course in Canada based on Canadian usage, using an inventory of segmental features in published descriptions of Canadian French that has been modified based on comparison with features common to television news readers. The resulting model is of an unstigmatized Canadian French. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, Course Organization, Foreign Countries, French
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Lemonnier, France H.; Guimont, Lionel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
This paper presents a French-as-a-Second-Language writing course for non-Francophone students at an advanced university level. Because this approach to teaching writing focuses on the writer (and on the reader's expectations), as well as on textuality, the organization (i.e., the architecture) of this course is as complex as writing. (32…
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Cognitive Processes, College Students, Course Content
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De Meo, Patricia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Structures of first-year French courses in Canada are similar except for contact hours. Enrollment is generally increasing, despite staff funding problems. Textbook choices change slowly, and eclectic methodology predominates. Institutional enrollments, trends, class hours, and course types are charted, and a list of textbooks is included. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Curriculum, College Second Language Programs, Course Organization, Curriculum Design
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Johnson, Keith – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Discusses the suitability of functional syllabuses as a basis for general course design, and means whereby functionally oriented materials may be integrated within existing language programs. (Author/AM)
Descriptors: Course Content, Course Organization, Curriculum Guides, Language Instruction
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Morrow, Keith; Johnson, Keith – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Discusses the notion of "social language" and problems of syllabus design for teaching social language to foreign students studying in the United Kingdom. Presents exercises which stress the communicative aspect of language. (AM)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Organization, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences
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Karpiak, Robert – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Results of an investigation of correspondence teaching methods and of a series of interviews with University of Waterloo faculty suggest that correspondence language instruction should be an integral part of continuing education and has a significant untapped market among adults. Recent technological advancements will serve this endeavor well.…
Descriptors: Age, Assignments, Correspondence Study, Course Organization