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Hardison, Debra M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
Research on the effectiveness of short-term study-abroad (SA) programs for improving oral skills has shown mixed results. In this study, 24 L2 German learners (L1 English) provided pre- and post-SA speech samples addressing a hypothetical situation and completed surveys on cross-cultural interest and adaptability; L2 communication affect,…
Descriptors: Mixed Methods Research, Second Language Learning, Cultural Awareness, Oral Language
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Germain, Claude – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
While there are many problems to be resolved concerning the substance of instruction within a communicative approach the manner of teaching must also be considered, including methodology, the linguistic aspect (vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation), norms, and the use of computers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Strategies
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Tardif, Cecile; d'Anglejan, Alison – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1981
Analyzes errors that characterize French utterances produced by native speakers of English to determine the degree to which various categories of errors interfere with oral communcation. Error analysis is based on the spontaneous reactions of French speakers to correct and incorrect versions of the same utterances. Pedagogical implications are…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, English, Error Analysis (Language), French
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Kamenew, Valentin V. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Discusses rules of pronunciation and grammar in French. Rules of spoken French are contrasted to those of traditional grammar. A visual method is suggested for teaching "oral grammar." (AM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, French, Grammar, Language Instruction