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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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Antonek, Janis L.; Donato, Richard; Tucker, Richard – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2000
Presents the fourth year of research on a project documenting and evaluating a core Japanese foreign language in the elementary school (FLES) program. Data are analyzed for 32 students. Findings reveal that overall linguistic growth was significant in Year 4. Profiles and provides a cross-case analysis of six students who have participated in the…
Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, FLES, Japanese
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Eagan, Ruth; Cashion, Marie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
The patterns of second grade French immersion students' spontaneous reading in English during the first and second year of their immersion program are reported and compared with their French reading performance. (MSE)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, English, FLES, French
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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
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Geva, Esther; Clifton, Susan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Compared 20 good and poor readers in a second-grade French immersion program to 20 good and poor readers in regular English second-grade classes on various indexes of reading accuracy and speed. Found that English-only students achieved independent reading in greater numbers than French immersion students did in either French or English. (MDM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
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Massey, D. Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Interviewed 24 students in 2 Ontario secondary schools about their decision to enrol or not to enroll in a French-as-a-Second-Language (FSL) program when it became optional for them at the end of ninth grade. Participants indicated that achieving a satisfactory level of communicative competence in French was important as a motivator to continue…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
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Clipperton, Robert – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Examines second-language vocabulary knowledge and acquisition by reviewing research on levels of lexical proficiency and on qualitative differences in the oral and written communication of French immersion students as compared to that of their francophone peers. Argues for improved vocabulary instruction in immersion programs. (MDM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, French, Immersion Programs
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Weinrib, Alice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
A bibliography of tests designed for both English and French second language programs in Canada gives bibliographical details, specifies the target audience (core French, French immersion, French native language), describes the test structure and content, and provides a target-audience index and directory of distributors. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, English (Second Language), FLES, Foreign Countries
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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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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
As part of a quiet revolution, language immersion has been important in establishing confidence in the creation of bilingualism through education. The momentum of this movement can be maintained through improvements in French immersion, core French, emphasis on minority and foreign languages, and a new approach to university language curriculum.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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Waters, Barbara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Describes project designed to enhance the elementary core French program through presentations of history, culture, and life-style of French-speaking peoples by noncertified Francophones from the vicinity. Project has been successful and has produced a more tolerant outlook among students for other cultures. Uses foods of France and early life in…
Descriptors: Bilingual Teacher Aides, Cultural Education, Elementary 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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Gray, Vicky A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
The results of an evaluation of a New Brunswick elementary school immersion program show that native speakers of English do not achieve the same proficiency in French language skills as they do in English. This is due to their limited exposure to native French speaking models outside the classroom. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, English, FLES