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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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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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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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Weinrib, Alice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
A bibliography of tests designed for both English and French second language programs in Canada gives bibliographical details, specifies the target audience (core French, French immersion, French native language), describes the test structure and content, and provides a target-audience index and directory of distributors. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, English (Second Language), FLES, Foreign Countries
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
An annotated bibliography of 22 tests designed for core French, French immersion, and native French speaking students includes information on intended test population, levels, test types, test construction, use history and statistics, and source. An index and directory of distributors are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, FLES, French, Immersion Programs
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Stern, H. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
As part of a quiet revolution, language immersion has been important in establishing confidence in the creation of bilingualism through education. The momentum of this movement can be maintained through improvements in French immersion, core French, emphasis on minority and foreign languages, and a new approach to university language curriculum.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Educational Change, Educational Trends
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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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Edwards, H. P.; Smyth, F. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Canadian alternatives to early immersion programs for acquisition of French as a second language are discussed in the context of feasibility and known or potential value. The concept of a bicultural school is discussed. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Cultural Pluralism, Elementary Education
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Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A listing of French immersion programs in Canada is given, including city and school board, date started, grades involved and projected to be involved, and a program description. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, English, FLES
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Halpern, G.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A study is made of students at 17 schools which in September 1971 offered a primary immersion program in French as well as the standard English language classroom. The progress of the students was examined in terms of their grade level placement over time and in terms of attrition rates. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: FLES, French, Immersion Programs, Language Instruction
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Swain, Merrill – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
This bibliography lists articles on bilingual education and elementary level French immersion programs for English-speaking children. (RM)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Bilingual Education, Educational Research, FLES
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Shapson, Stan; Kaufman, David – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
This is a report of the findings of a longitudinal study of the immersion program in one school district through the primary grades, and a description of the British Columbia French Study, an evaluation of elementary French programs in the province. Discussion includes grade level and staffing questions. (AMH)
Descriptors: Elementary Education, FLES, French, Immersion Programs
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Pariseau, Cecile – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A description of an immersion program for 6-year-old anglophone children modeled on "les classes d'accueil" for immigrant children. The program of intensive instruction in oral and written French is outlined. This school district has found this type of immersion superior to the usual kind. (The text is in French.) (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, FLES, French, Immersion Programs
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Edwards, Henry P.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A comparison was made of an early French immersion program and an English language elementary program. Major trends resulting from the comparison are summarized. Comments and criticisms are made by three guest analysts. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Bilingual Education, Elementary Education, FLES
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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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