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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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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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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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Jarvis, Gilbert A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Two hypotheses are proposed: second language learning enhances various intellectual skills, especially those related to intellectual flexibility, dexterity, and adaptability; and second language learning can help to develop interadaptability; personal understanding. (SW)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Intellectual Development
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Recent research in language teaching is cited and four models for assessing the relationship between research and practice are discussed. These models are called the application model, separation or hands-off model, resource model, and common-ground or convergence model. (SW)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Language Instruction
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Cardy, Michael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
The following three beliefs about language learning are discussed: the study of languages provides rigorous training for the mind; it should lead to a more precise understanding, appreciation, and use of one's native tongue; and students should be guided to the stage where they can learn primarily through self-instruction. (SW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Independent Study
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Chlebek, Agnes – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Considerations for planning, explaining, and creating a learning climate for foreign language study, primarily at the secondary level, are specified. Suggestions for reaching students, especially those of lower ability, are conditions, and providing stimulation are covered. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Attitudes
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Heffernan, Peter J.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
Suggested classroom activities for French language instruction include: exercises focusing on problems of language transfer, interference, and overgeneralization; a lesson in problems of literal translation; an activity to develop guessing skills; situation-specific communication exercises; practice in asking questions; activities to develop…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cross Cultural Training
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Weinrib, Alice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
An annotated bibliography lists and indexes 52 recent publications on English and French second language instruction for all levels. Both professional publications and curriculum materials are included. Items are indexed by language, type, and publisher. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Annotated Bibliographies, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language)
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Harley, Birgit – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Focuses on the importance of vocabulary knowledge as fundamental to proficiency in a second language (L2). The article notes that each of the studies in this issue examines L2 vocabulary learning from a particular angle, including lexical progress, learning strategies, context effect, the role of learner factors such as age and first language…
Descriptors: Age, Context Effect, Elementary Secondary Education, English
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Harley, Birgit – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Presents findings from case studies of adult Canadians who successfully maintained the French second-language skills they first learned at school. Results suggested that higher initial proficiency and amount of second-language use were both positively related to the level of retained proficiency. Subjects were virtually unanimous on seeing regular…
Descriptors: Adults, Bilingualism, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Wesche, M. B.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The first stage of a study of Ottawa French immersion graduates at four universities examines their language skills; language use in university studies, work, and social life; attitudes toward the use of French; and opportunities for use and retention of advanced French skills at the universities. Research methodology is also discussed.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
A plea is made for interprovincial cooperation in renewing the French core curriculum by widening its scope so that it becomes a viable alternative to the popular immersion programs. A multidimensional language curriculum consisting of four syllabi (language, culture, communicative activities, and general language education) is outlined.…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Cross Cultural Studies, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education
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Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents an overview of funding allocations for French language programs in Canada on the federal and provincial levels. (AM)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Aid, Financial Support
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Hebert, Raymond – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
An examination of progress in French education since the passage of Law 113 in 1970 recognizing French and English in public education. Topics discussed are: statistics on the French-speaking population; attitudes of the people; social and political factors; French schools and immersion programs; and program development. (Text is in French.) (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education
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