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Man Chu Lau, Sunny; Brosseau, Marie-Claude; Maegerlein, Elisabeth; LeRisbé, Michèle; Blandford, Melissa – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This article describes a collaborative research project with four Quebec college teachers offering French and ESL classes designed to support immigrant students' bilingual learning. Using action research, a professional learning community was created that allowed the researcher and teacher participants, through cycles of planning, action, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Integration, French, English (Second Language)
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Riches, Caroline; Curdt-Christiansen, Xiao Lan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This comparative inquiry examines the multi-/bilingual nature and cultural diversity of two distinctly different linguistic and ethnic communities in Montreal--English speakers and Chinese speakers--with a focus on the multi/bilingual and multi/biliterate development of children from these two communities who attend French-language schools, by…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Cultural Pluralism, Second Language Learning, Bilingualism
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Garnett, Bruce – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This study explores the variations in the academic trajectories of socio-demographic subgroups of English as a second language (ESL) students (N = 7527) in British Columbia, Canada. Results are compared to a native English speaker baseline (N = 37,612). Longitudinal data describing the 1997 Grade 8 cohort (i.e., students age 13, typically in their…
Descriptors: Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Early, Margaret; Marshall, Sondra – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
This study explores how, using a multimodal approach to integrating language and content teaching, high school students with limited English proficiency can be supported to engage in rich, complex interpretations of literary works in English and to realize their interpretations linguistically in written academic discourse. Findings suggest that a…
Descriptors: Academic Discourse, English (Second Language), Limited English Speaking, Second Language Learning
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Vasquez, Camilla – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
This case study examines the patterns of participation of one US-educated refugee student in a university intensive English program (IEP). Specifically, I illustrate how the focal student used her advanced oral proficiency and prior experience with US educational norms and practices to engage in various interactional behaviours, such as shifting…
Descriptors: Refugees, Classroom Techniques, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning
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Roessingh, Hetty – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
Using a case-study approach, this inquiry examines the perceptions of 10 immigrant students regarding the ESL program provided at the high school they attended for three years. Their achievement outcomes and the ESL program design at this school have been the topics of previous publications; hence the quest for explanatory insights from the…
Descriptors: Trust (Psychology), Program Design, Language Proficiency, Immigrants
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Bayliss, Doreen; Raymond, Patricia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article reports on two studies conducted at the same university, one investigating the link between ESL scores on an advanced ESL test and the grade point average (GPA) obtained over two semesters and the other investigating the link between French second language (FSL) scores on an advanced L2 test and both the number of courses failed and…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Business Administration, Writing Ability, Reading Comprehension
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Kouritzin, Sandra G. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article reports on a year-long comparative case study of four secondary schools in low-incidence areas (less than 6% ESL) that have a reputation for success in the educational attainment of ESL students. Multiple data collection strategies revealed that, in low-incidence areas, school-wide programs and attitudes more than specific pedagogical…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Case Studies, Secondary Schools
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Watt, David; Roessingh, Hetty – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Provides longitudinal insights into a pattern of drop-out that had previously been identified by tracking educational outcomes among English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) youth in a single, urban school. A comparison of two cohorts suggests that accelerated integration into academic mainstream courses has had a detrimental impact on the educational…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Dropouts, English (Second Language)
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Lightbown, Patsy M.; Spada, Nina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Describes a school in Quebec, in which students enrolled in an intensive English-as-a-Second-Language program (ESL) use English in a variety of communicative interactions inside and outside the ESL classroom. Assessment of students' performance indicates that they achieve higher levels of English than comparable students in other intensive ESL…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary School Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Derwing, Tracey M.; DeCorby, Emilie; Ichikawa, Julie; Jamieson, Kama – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1999
A study examined academic achievement and persistence of English-as-a-Second-Language (ESL) high school students in one urban Alberta (Canada) school district for 1991 to 1996, including analysis of student records and interviews with former students and ESL and mainstream teachers. Results indicate 46% of ESL students did not complete studies…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Dropout Rate, English (Second Language)
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Wigzell, Roy; Al-Ansari, Saif – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
The problem of failure and underachievement in foreign language learning is associated with negative attitudes and poor motivation rather than lack of aptitude. Results of a survey of low achievers at the University of Bahrain are reported. (19 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, English (Second Language), Failure, Foreign Countries
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Goldstein, Tara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Explores how Cantonese-speaking math students and their teacher use different languages to achieve academic and social success in their multilingual classroom in Toronto. The article discusses inter-ethnic tensions related to the use of languages other than English and raises questions regarding the advantages and disadvantages of multilingual…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Pluralism, English (Second Language), Equal Education
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Barik, Henri C.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Presents the results of the 1974-75 evaluation of the bilingual education program initiated in 1970 by the Elgin County Board of Education in St. Thomas, Ontario. The study covers grades 2 to 5 and is a follow-up to previous evaluations. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Bilingual Teachers, Elementary Education
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Muller, L. J.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
This article is an evaluation of a bilingual program for first in five Edmonton public schools. Half of the instruction was conducted in Ukrainian (Ukrainian oral language arts, social studies, music, art, physical education) and half in English (English language arts, mathematics, science). (CFM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitudes, Biculturalism, Bilingual Education