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Johnson, S?ímla?w Michele K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Many Indigenous languages are critically endangered and faced with the urgent need to create parent-aged advanced speakers. This goal requires sequenced curriculum, effective teaching methods, students being supported to spend more than 2,000 hours on task, and regular assessments. In response to this urgent need the author followed a proven…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Canada Natives, Textbooks, Second Language Learning
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Cammarata, Laurent – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
Content-based instruction (CBI) has been touted as an effective curricular approach in a wide range of educational contexts, including immersion and English as a second language. Yet this approach to curriculum design is rarely implemented in conventional K-16 foreign language (FL) programs in the United States today. The phenomenological study…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Knutson, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
This article proposes a reconsideration of curricular objectives with respect to the teaching of culture, in the interest of broadening the humanistic scope of the second/foreign language curriculum while at the same time alleviating the pressure of a typically over-extended instructional agenda. Recent research and theory support a relational…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Cultural Differences, Cultural Awareness, Teaching Methods
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Germain, Claude; Lightbown, Patsy; Netten, Joan; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article provides a historical overview and comparison of intensive English (IE) and intensive French (IF) programs in Canada. Comparisons are made in terms of the total time allotted to the intensive period, the selection of students, the number and types of schools offering the programs, the models of delivery, and the type of pedagogy and…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Foreign Countries, French, English (Second Language)
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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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Allen, J. P. B. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Three approaches to language curriculum design are outlined: structural, functional, and experiential. A three-level model is proposed for a second language curriculum that integrates the three approaches and their goals into an adaptable curriculum meeting varied needs with consistent methodology and theory. Both linear and cyclical applications…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, English (Second Language)
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White, Ann S.; Caminero, Rosario – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
Discusses ways in which the process of composing may be integrated into the curriculum as part of the learning process. Group writing assignments, peer editing, and the multiple revisions allowed in process writing serve to demystify the task of writing in a foreign language and provide students with opportunities to learn from each other. (eight…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Writing Instruction
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Berns, Margie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
Sociolinguistics is recommended as a resource for second language teachers, to increase understanding in such areas as the nature of language, the goals and concerns of language teaching, perspective on curriculum and materials design, identification of appropriate goals, and evaluation of a learner's ability to use a second language. (43…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, French
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Wenden, Anita – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
A discussion of language curriculum design for promoting learner autonomy looks at the objectives of such a curriculum, the learning implied by those objectives, and the function and relevance of the learnings. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Concept Formation, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Language Processing
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Toohey, Kelleen; Allen, Patrick – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Discusses the functions of English and native languages in northern Ontario native communities and argues that native children's greatest need for English is in an anglophone classroom environment. Discusses three types of curriculum design and suggests ways to develop content area reading and writing curricula for Canada native children. (SED)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Canada Natives, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
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Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
The debate over whether Canadian second-language teaching should emphasize language study or language experience is examined, and it is concluded that the emerging consensus is for integration of the two in English and French second-language instruction. The National Core French Study teaching model is recommended for all languages. (10…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Weinrib, Alice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
This bibliography contains recent Canadian publications, most dated since 1990, related to the teaching of English and French as second languages. It includes curriculum materials such as language practice materials and readers, as well as professional publications, such as books, research reports, and curriculum guidelines. (85 references)…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, French
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Existing empirical research on core French instruction is reviewed, and research directions are proposed in four areas: program design, program objectives and outcomes, curriculum issues, and teacher education. Experimentation with alternative instructional designs for delivery of core French is seen as a high priority. (84 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Educational Research
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Itoh, Kohei; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Saskatchewan's Japanese second-language curriculum for grades 10-12 are presented, including goals and objectives in speaking, listening, reading, and writing defined for each level. Curriculum design and structure are discussed briefly, and the importance of cultural awareness and evaluation procedures are emphasized. (Contains 19 references.)…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness
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Flewelling, Janet – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
The Canadian National Core French Study's (NCFS) views on what culture is and how it should be taught is examined and compared with more traditional approaches to the teaching of culture. Implications for educators are discussed in light of the NCFS recommendations and other theoretical positions on the teaching of culture. (six references)…
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries
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