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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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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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Gunderson, Lee – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Reports results of a survey of British Columbia elementary, secondary, and adult second language reading teachers, including teachers of English as a second language. The survey focused on their procedures, practices, and instructional materials. The discussion notes their use of basal readers and oral reading by native English speakers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basal Reading, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies
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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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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)