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Edstrom, Anne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
Predominant, if not exclusive, use of the target language has long been considered an important principle of second language (L2) instruction. Previous research has attempted to quantify the amount of the first language (L1) used in the classroom and has explored the purposes or functions of teachers' "lapses" into their students' L1. The present…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Spanish, Language Usage, Second Language Instruction
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Goldberg, Erin; Noels, Kimberly A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2006
This study investigates the motivation for learning French, the ethnic identities, and the decision to pursue post-secondary education in French of anglophone graduates of intensive French language programs in high school. Sixty-two graduates of either French immersion, Advanced Placement French, or the International Baccalaureate French program…
Descriptors: Measures (Individuals), Learning Motivation, Advanced Placement, Ethnicity
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Storch, Neomy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
Variations in how L2 learners work in pairs/groups have been noted by a number of researchers. However, explanations for such variations are often made in terms of differences in L2 proficiency or culture. What has often been overlooked is the participants' orientation to an activity and, in particular, their motives and goals. The importance of…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency
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MacIntyre, Peter D.; Baker, Susan C.; Clement, Richard; Donovan, Leslie A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Evaluates differences between immersion and non-immersion university-level students' willingness to communicate, communication apprehension, perceived competence, and frequency of communicating . Also examines elements of integrative motivation. Differences between immersion and non-immersion groups are observed in the communication-related…
Descriptors: College Students, Communication Apprehension, English (Second Language), Higher Education
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Kobayashi, Masaki – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2003
Examines peer collaboration in a group of Japanese undergraduate students who were engaged in an academic presentation task during their yearlong studies in a content-based English-as-a-Second-Language program in a Canadian university. Students' preparatory activities outside of the classroom included negotiating task definition and teacher…
Descriptors: College Students, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
Discusses the role of the university, in particular the Canadian university, in FL instruction. (KM)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, College Role, Educational Objectives, Higher Education
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Gardner, R. C.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
This article reports on an experimental French course and the extent to which it influenced student attitudes and motivation. (CLK)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, Experimental Programs, French, Higher Education
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Cardy, Michael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
A discussion of university-level FL instruction in Canada. (RM)
Descriptors: College Language Programs, French, Higher Education, Italian
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Lantolf, James P. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
A study comparing the use of the Silent Way technique in an experimental setting with its use in a real classroom setting suggests that results of experimental research cannot necessarily be transferred directly to the classroom. Student compositions based on ten Silent Way worksheets and an editing task are appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Experiments
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Duhamel, Ronald J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Secondary school French immersion programs in Manitoba and Saskatchewan are outlined, and some causes of student attrition are discussed. Institutional, societal, and individual variables are related to the situation; suggestions on provisions for immersion students' special French language needs on the postsecondary level are offered. (AMH)
Descriptors: Academic Persistence, Articulation (Education), College Second Language Programs, Foreign Countries
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Shapson, Stan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Outlines ways for postsecondary institutions to adapt entry requirements and develop new courses to meet the needs of two target groups with different language learning needs: functionally bilingual secondary immersion graduates and graduates of secondary foreign language programs who show interest in increasing proficiency in French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Bilingual Education, College Second Language Programs, Educational Change
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Ruest, Paul R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A model is presented for postsecondary French language education based on the belief that linguistic improvement and cultural rappprochement are complementary goals. Data on secondary French immersion enrollment trends are noted, and planning difficulties due to small enrollments and insufficient information about career goals are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, College Second Language Programs, Cultural Awareness
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Carey, Stephen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The increase in immersion program enrollments shows a need for French-instructed postsecondary programs, especially in education and the social sciences. The expansion of quality postsecondary programs will reduce the decline in secondary immersion enrollment. Current world economic and political realignment will also increase the demand for…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries
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Klinck, Patricia A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A core of courses is proposed for the training of French teachers and for the development of postgraduate studies in bilingual education: the nature of language, theories of language acquisition, and effective teaching methods. Collaborative research involving practitioners, researchers, and students will be increasingly important.(MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, French, Graduate Study
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Roy, Robert R.; Hebert, Yvonne M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A model for systematic, formative, and participatory self-evaluation of teacher training programs is presented and analyzed, and the conditions for its successful application are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Models
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