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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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Morris, Lori; Tremblay, Michel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Reports findings of a classroom experiment involving French-speaking English-as-a-Second-Language learners. An experimental group did weekly cloze dictation activities designed to focus their attention on unstressed grammatical words. Learners' accuracy in verbal and nominal morphology on the pre- and post-tests revealed the experimental group…
Descriptors: Cloze Procedure, Community Colleges, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Malena, Anne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Language and literature departments are being asked to reflect more on the best way to maintain the intellectual integrity of their programs in view of departmental reforms imposed on them by budgetary restraints. Discusses the mediating role played by translation in this kind of situation. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Literature, Second Language Instruction
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Olivares-Cuhat, Gabriela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Outlines a method for evaluating the strategy training component in composition textbooks designed for English-as-a-Second-Language and other second and foreign language students. The procedure--a checklist--is described and illustrated through the analysis of three sample chapters from three college level writing textbooks. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Check Lists, English (Second Language), Higher Education, Learning Strategies
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Raymond, Patricia M.; Parks, Susan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Draws on data from a 2-year qualitative study of Chinese students enrolled in an English-medium Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in a Canadian university. Focuses on how students' orientations to reading and writing assignments changed as they moved from an EAP program to their MBA courses. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, College Students, English for Academic Purposes, Foreign Countries
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Dube, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
One college faculty member's collection of unprepared students' amusing answers to test questions on French civilization includes errors of information, spelling, and grammar, and student humor. (MSE)
Descriptors: College Students, Cultural Education, French, Higher Education
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Delson-Karan, Myrna – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
A system for evaluating language teaching uses a specially designed assessment form to give supervisors,' peers,' and students' views of the teacher's performance. The instrument provides both subjective and objective information, is designed for use in secondary and higher education, and evaluates verbal and nonverbal behavior. (MSE)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Higher Education, Language Teachers, Nonverbal Communication
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Bausenhart, Werner A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Examines responses given on a survey questionnaire of elementary college German students' backgrounds, reasons for studying German, and perceived stereotypes of Germans. Argues that a list of ethnic stereotypes resulting from this study would be a good teaching aid and starting point for class discussion. (EKN)
Descriptors: English, Ethnic Stereotypes, French, German
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Lewis, Barbara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
The introduction to German adjective endings provided in most current college textbooks is seen as inadequate and contributing to the myth that endings are unapproachable. Students should be able to cope with an early introduction if the subject is approached honestly, in English, and without excessively high expectations. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adjectives, College Instruction, German, Grammar
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Trivelli, Remo J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Demonstrates ways the sentence combining technique can play a significant role in developing the writing skill, in making students more aware of their creative ability, and in heightening their sense of stylistic preferences. A range of combining exercises using Italian as the model language are provided. (Author/AMH)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Higher Education, Italian, Language Skills
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Ralph, Edwin G. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1982
Specific student attitude problems in compulsory language courses are described and solutions to them are presented, including first-day pep talks, teacher approval and positive attitudes, use of interesting topics, props, provision for student creativity, skillful use of questioning, and use of novelty. (MSE)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Core Curriculum, Elementary Secondary Education
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