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Lee, Icy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
In many educational contexts, L2 writing assessment tends to emphasize its summative functions (i.e., assessment of learning--AoL) more than its formative potential (i.e., assessment for--AfL). While the teacher plays a dominant role in AoL, central to AfL is the role of the students, alongside that of the teacher and peers. A student-centred…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Writing Evaluation, Student Centered Curriculum, Active Learning
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Rossiter, Marian J.; Derwing, Tracey M.; Manimtim, Linda G.; Thomson, Ron I. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
In this paper, we argue that current instructional ESL resources must be supplemented to facilitate the effective development of learners' oral fluency. We summarize some of the pertinent literature on L2 fluency and report the results of a survey of fluency activities (free production, rehearsal/repetition, consciousness-raising, and use of…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Resource Materials, Second Language Learning, Textbooks
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Arnett, Katy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This article reports on two components of a micro case study of a Grade 8 Core French teacher's experiences in meeting the various learner needs in her classroom. Using sociocultural theory (SCT) to unite the constructs of special education and second language (L2) education, this analysis explores the role of both global and discrete teaching…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Grade 8, Teaching Experience, Classroom Environment
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Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
While there are many problems to be resolved concerning the substance of instruction within a communicative approach the manner of teaching must also be considered, including methodology, the linguistic aspect (vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation), norms, and the use of computers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Duquette, Georges – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The relative influence of cultural insights, first language skills, and purely cognitive or linguistic factors in successful second-language learning is discussed. The teacher is encouraged to reflect on the value of and experiment with providing cultural background to language acquisition. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Context
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Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
Discusses the principles of behavioral objectives and strategies for achieving them. (Text is in French.) (RM)
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Educational Objectives, Educational Strategies, Language Instruction
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Roberge, Brigitte; Phillion, JoAnn; Laplante, Bernard; Mantello, Maria – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Three essays on second-language instruction are presented. One describes a letter exchange between teachers as a means of exploring and understanding classroom and instructional issues; another (in French) describes a teacher's reflective examination of the immersion teaching experience; and a third reports on a classroom study of the…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, Educational Strategies, Error Correction, French
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Kubota, Ryuko – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
A review of literature examines the perspectives on second-language teaching of teachers with a minority perspective, those teaching minority students, learning-disabled or at-risk students, and uncommonly taught languages. These teachers criticize "one-size-fits-all" approaches and propose ethnically, culturally, linguistically, and cognitively…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student), Educational Strategies
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Besnard, Christine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
Contributions of the field of cognitive psychology to second language instruction are reviewed. It is proposed that these concepts can contribute not only to classroom language instruction, but also to methodology of language teacher education. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Psychology, College Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Nemni, Monique – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Reviews the past decades in second-language teaching and learning, including various teaching methods and the theory practice relationship. (Contains 18 references.) (CNP)
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Strategies, Language Teachers, Professional Education
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Ralph, Edwin – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
Recent research on effective teaching and the literature on the motivation of learning provide the second-language teacher with specific strategies to help reduce negative student attitudes toward the language course. These strategies are presented and discussed. (42 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, Instructional Improvement
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Elkabas, Charles – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
Recent second language instruction computer software focuses almost exclusively on the structures and forms of language, and on programed learning instead of developing communicative skills. Until artificial intelligence changes these old behavioristic principles, computer-assisted language instruction can only play a minor role in language…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Educational Strategies
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MacLean, Margaret – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A bibliography focusing on recent theoretical and pedagogical research on socio- and psycholinguistic factors in second language reading development includes primarily articles on English as a second language and some citations on other modern languages. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies, English (Second Language), Learning Theories
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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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Massey, Michael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The influence of the communicative approach in determining the direction of curriculum in English as a second language is examined at three levels (theory, materials, and implementation), revealing that the dominance of the communicative approach may be only apparent. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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