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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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Burstall, Clare – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
A national experiment in foreign-language teaching carried out in selected primary schools in England and Wales is discussed. The experiment was begun in 1964 with the introduction of French. The results of the 1964-74 evaluation are discussed here. (RM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, French, Language Instruction
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Eppert, Franz – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Beginning Reading, Educational Strategies, FLES
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Russell, Lois P. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1970
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, English (Second Language), FLES, French
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Smythe, P. C.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
This article examines the evidence and arguments for and against the position that young children are better equipped to profit from foreign language studies than adults, with special reference to FLES programs. Adult and child learning patterns are compared, along with the formal and informal contexts of language acquisition. (CLK)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Age Differences, FLES, Language Acquisition
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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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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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