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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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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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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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Halpern, G.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A summary is given of two years of school system research comparing the effectiveness and costs of the immersion, "extended" and "core" approaches to teaching French as a second language. This research took place in two Ontario boards of education. Comments and criticisms are made by three guest analysts. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Assessment, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
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Halpern, G.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A research colloquium was held by the Ontario Ministry of Education in April 1976 on the subject of alternative programs for teaching French as a second language. A summary is given of discussion during which the audience was invited to question a panel of researchers, guest analysts and school officials. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
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Harley, Birgit – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A research colloquium entitled "Alternative programs for teaching French as a second language in the schools of the Carleton and Ottawa School Boards" was held by the Ontario Ministry of Education in April 1976. The purpose, background, and program of the colloquium are described. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs, FLES
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McGillivray, W. R.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Experimental language programs in Ottawa and Carleton schools investigating alternatives for teaching French as a second language were the subject of a research colloquium in April 1976. Comments on the programs are given by a panel of school board officials and coordinators of second language departments. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Experimental Programs
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Stern, H. H.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
An overview and synthesis is given of a number of studies concerned with different aspects of a major research project related to French programs in Carleton and Ottawa schools. Comments and criticisms are made by three guest analysts. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education