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Dube, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
One college faculty member's collection of unprepared students' amusing answers to test questions on French civilization includes errors of information, spelling, and grammar, and student humor. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Education, French, Higher Education
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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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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Teacher training for French instructors is criticized as incomplete, consisting only of some formulas for immediate classroom application. A plan for a more comprehensive curriculum consisting of theoretical and practical components in the areas of language, culture, learning, communication, and instruction is proposed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, French
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Haines, Charles – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
One studies Italian for the same reason one studies any language--to become educated. Even more than for art and music, Italian is necessary for literature. Dante must be read, and in the original. Further, we study Italian to know our cultural roots and heritage. (AMH)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Culture, Higher Education, Humanistic Education
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de Valdes, Maria Elena – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Language teachers can also provide cultural instruction. Language texts may be adapted for such use by relating language structures to cultural background and providing cultural reading in English and the target language. Basic patterns of living such as work, play, time, religion, economy can be used to organize language teaching. (CHK)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Differences, Cultural Education, Language Instruction
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Runte, Roseann – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Slides can be used in the foreign language classroom as a free conversation stimulus, for vocabulary building and grammar exercises as well as in composition, culture, and literature. No more than ten slides should be used. Students should participate fully, not merely listen to the teacher's monologue. (CFM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cultural Education, Educational Media, Language Instruction
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Hill, John C. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Language and cultural modules are multimedia in nature and non-sequential. Modules should be used in association with the themes and vocabulary found in the main course textbook. Reference is made to the "A-LM German Language Programs" and modules produced by Ontario German teachers in 1976 in West Germany. (SW)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
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Pons-Ridler, Suzanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Discusses the advantages of a bilingual education, and in particular the benefits of mother tongue instruction on the learning of the second language. (AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Education, Language Acquisition, Language Maintenance
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Morain, Genelle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Describes the use of the "cultoon," an informative cartoon depicting some aspect of a culture, to develop cultural understanding. (AM)
Descriptors: Body Language, Cartoons, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Differences
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Shook, David J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Presents an approach to language and culture instruction for North American students of Spanish that centers on student-led investigations of cultural identity in the Americas, designed to allow students to overcome possible stereotypes and generalizations concerning the target culture(s), and to examine their own cultural identities at the same…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education
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Lessard-Clouston, Michael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
Issues in the assessment of learning about target-language culture are discussed, and some techniques for classroom assessment of three areas of culture (knowledge, awareness,, and functional skills) are outlined. It is argued that culture is crucial for development of communicative competence and should not be taught without being assessed. (53…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Evaluation Criteria
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Duquette, Georges – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Forty-six ideas for introducing culture into the second-language classroom are outlined. They include activities concerning history and geography, social values and morals, lifestyle, and behaviors. The ideas presented consist of either topics or classroom techniques for promoting reflection and discussion. (five references) (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Education, Cultural Traits
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Westphal, German F. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
To avoid teaching only the sociocultural views and values of the dominant social class of a language group, second language teachers should include dialectal variation in the curriculum from the outset, exposing students to authentic language use and the views and values of non-dominant, ethnic minority, and other speakers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Content, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Dialects
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Boyd, J. A.; Mollica, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
This is an annotated bibliography of: readers, workbooks, conversation books, cultural sources and readings, flash cards, duplicating or line masters, and media kits submitted by publishers as applicable to French second language instruction from kindergarten through senior high school levels. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Core Curriculum
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Carey, Stephen T. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Trends and issues in immersion programs are discussed, including the rationale behind implementation of immersion programs and attitudinal and academic differences between immersion and non-immersion students. The need for more documentation on the dynamics of the immersion classroom and the need for more cultural experiences are stressed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Change, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment
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