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Dressler, Roswita – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Bilingual language education in Canada comprises Bilingual Programs in minority languages and programs in official languages (e.g., French immersion). However, pedagogy in Bilingual Programs has not been studied to the same depth as it has been in French Immersion, so little is known about the teaching practices within them. Immersion pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities
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Igarashi, Kanae; Wudthayagorn, Jirada; Donato, Richard; Tucker, G. Richard – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Describes diverse aspects of the speaking proficiency of novice-low to novice-mid level foreign language in the elementary school students and to identify the syntactic knowledge underlying such behavior. Data were collected from students who had been studying Japanese continually for 6 and 7 years on a variety of oral production tasks.…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, FLES, Grammar
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Meloche, A. L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1971
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Elementary School Students, FLES, French
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
An annotated bibliography of 22 tests designed for core French, French immersion, and native French speaking students includes information on intended test population, levels, test types, test construction, use history and statistics, and source. An index and directory of distributors are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, FLES, French, Immersion Programs
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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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Belanger, Claire – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Discusses the aims of activity centers, the planning of interesting and motivating learning tasks, and grouping procedures for elementary school students learning French as a second language. Proposes a French program geared to small groups of students in order to meet individual needs and improve children's ability to communicate. (MES)
Descriptors: Activity Units, Class Activities, Elementary Education, FLES
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Marion, Yolande – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Learning a language is an "attitude"; particularly in the primary grades, the teacher must use the procedures and materials best suited to develop a favorable attitude, provide enjoyment, stimulate curiosity, promote acquisition of linguistic and communication skills. Skits, songs, games and audio-visual techniques are suggested. (Text is in…
Descriptors: FLES, French, Instructional Materials, Language Acquisition
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
This article discusses the question of the optimal age for second language learning by providing some background and by comparing relevant British and Canadian language teaching programs. (CLK)
Descriptors: Age, Bilingualism, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education
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Bruck, Maggie; Swain, Merrill – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A conference was held in Montreal in November 1975 which focused on research related to the immersion approach to second language teaching. Background information and purposes of the conference are given. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Conferences, FLES, French
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Cohen, Andrew D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Surface structure morphology in child second language acquisition is investigated with emphasis on mastery of correct forms and consequent implications for teachers and researchers. Communication strategies used by the second language learner are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Child Language, Cognitive Processes, Elementary Education, FLES
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Cziko, Gary A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A study is reported evaluating the effects on the development of bilingual reading skills of a second language--native language sequence of reading instruction as opposed to a native language--second language sequence in elementary grade French immersion programs. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, FLES, French
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Edwards, H. P.; Smyth, F. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Canadian alternatives to early immersion programs for acquisition of French as a second language are discussed in the context of feasibility and known or potential value. The concept of a bicultural school is discussed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education
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Genesee, Fred – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Existing research related to the suitability of French immersion for disadvantaged and minority group children is reviewed with a view to drawing conclusions and making recommendations. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Disadvantaged Youth, FLES, French
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Halpern, G.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A study is made of students at 17 schools which in September 1971 offered a primary immersion program in French as well as the standard English language classroom. The progress of the students was examined in terms of their grade level placement over time and in terms of attrition rates. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: FLES, French, Immersion Programs, Language Instruction
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Maurice, Louis J.; Roy, Robert R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
The need for assessment of the extent to which second language immersion programs develop students who have a good command of both languages is described, and a method is proposed for measuring bilingualism. A report is made of an application of this unit of measurement. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Evaluation Methods, FLES, Immersion Programs
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