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Early, Margaret; Kendrick, Maureen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Across curricular terrains in education in North America, the use of the term "inquiry" has become more prevalent than ever. This radical turn from traditional content curriculum toward inquiry-based approaches to teaching raises issues about the promise and potential challenges of contemporary curriculum in K-12 L2 settings. This…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Multilingualism, English Language Learners, Inquiry
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Lyster, Roy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Translanguaging practices come into play in social interactions between bilinguals when they are making use of all their shared linguistic resources and blending their languages in natural ways. Stemming from these practices is translanguaging pedagogy, which is designed so that students in school-based additive bilingual programs can benefit from…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English, Native Language, Immersion Programs
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Hasselgreen, Angela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
This article concerns the contribution that feedback makes to valid classroom assessment of the writing of young learners (YLs), defined here as approximately 9-13 years old. It shows that a scale of descriptors adapted from the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (CEFR; Council of Europe, 2001) can play a central role…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response), Research Projects
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Lightbown, Patsy M.; Halter, Randall H.; White, Joanna L.; Horst, Marlise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Reports a study of children in a comprehension-based English-as-a-Second-Language program. After 6 years students performed as well as comparison students on measures of comprehension and measures of oral production. Describes gaps in the written language of students in the comprehension-based program, includes a follow-up study with secondary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Oral Language
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Ramanathan, Vai – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Offers a close analysis of how English is presented and taught in state-mandated vernacular- and English-medium textbooks used in Grades K-12 in Gujarat, India. Argues that the divergent English instruction as presented in the textbooks contribute to producing two different cultural models regarding being "literate in English."…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Literacy
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Netten, Joan W., Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
A collection of ideas for class activities in elementary and secondary language classes includes a vocabulary review exercise and games of memory, counting, vocabulary, flashcard tic-tac-toe, dice, trashcans, questioning, and spelling. Some are designed specifically for French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
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Stephen, Patricia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Suggests that written-oral dictation is an efficient way to simulatenously process a number of language codes, and that the multi-sensory presentation and processing of English language codes during one school year helped lead to their acquisition by groups learning English as a foreign language. (EKN)
Descriptors: Dictation, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Language Processing
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Ralph, Edwin G. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Specific student attitude problems in compulsory language courses are described and solutions to them are presented, including first-day pep talks, teacher approval and positive attitudes, use of interesting topics, props, provision for student creativity, skillful use of questioning, and use of novelty. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cummins, James – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A study based on two hypotheses: (1) The cognitive and academic effects of bilingualism are mediated by the levels of competence attained in the first and second languages, and (2) the development of skills in a second language is a function of skills already developed in the first language. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education
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Swain, Merrill – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A discussion of three possible formats of a bilingual education program: early total immersion, early partial immersion and late partial immersion. A French cloze test was used to evaluate the lead group of students in each program. A tentative conclusion is drawn in favor of the early total immersion program. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Immersion Programs
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McNamara, John; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A panel discussion of the effect of immersion programs on first and second language learning. Questions are raised regarding the effectiveness of the regular curriculum, results of immersion for majority language and minority or immigrant children, the meaning of linguistic competence and underlying cognitive and intellectual processes. (AMH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education
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McIntyre, John – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
An extensive bibliography originally prepared for a course in media and communications. It includes addresses of Canadian distributors and is arranged according to the following headings: elementary, intermediate, advanced and professional levels. Each film title has a brief annotation. (Text is in French.) (AMH)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Bibliographies, Educational Media, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harper, Frank B. W.; Kieser, W. E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
A description of the EMLAT, its content, norms used, types of questions and results. Statistical tables are included. The conclusion is that the EMLAT has predictive validity for achievement in French language whether the method used is traditional or audio-lingual. The first two subtests contribute most as predictors. (AMH)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Criteria, French, Junior High Schools
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Tucker, G. Richard; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
This paper examines the role of selected affective, cognitive and social factors in second language acquisition, in an attempt to define a group of factors associated with success in second language learning within the formal educational system. Also examined is the effect of different teaching programs on an optimal group of factors. (CLK)
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Bilingual Education, Cognitive Processes, Educational Objectives
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Strasheim, Lorraine A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Discusses the role of today's language teacher, as "humane model," learning model, and "quality control." (AM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Individualized Instruction
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