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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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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Discusses the various functions of grammar in second-language (SL) education, and examines the relationship between discourse and grammar in SL education. Two problems are then examined concerning the relationship between discourse and grammar within grammatical exercises, and with the help of concrete examples, suggestions are offered to better…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, French, Grammar