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Knouzi, Ibtissem; Mady, Callie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Grounded in the cross-linguistic influence(s) (CLI) literature, this study used objective measures to compare the use of English, lexical richness and syntactic complexity, and grammatical accuracy and fluency in the texts of three groups of Grade 6 French immersion students: Canadian-born anglophones (C-A), Canadian-born multilinguals (C-M), and…
Descriptors: French, Immigrants, Multilingualism, Social Status
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Kong, Stella – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This paper reports a qualitative case study of a collaborative project between an ESL researcher and a history teacher teaching in a late immersion school in Hong Kong. The project aims to help a Grade 9 class to write history essays on their own instead of copying from the textbook, which is a common phenomenon in Hong Kong schools. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Writing (Composition)
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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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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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Hurd, Molly – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Research on multilingualism and learning of additional languages is reviewed, focusing on research on minority language children in immersion and double-immersion programs and the factors related to success. Early partial immersion is seen as more feasible than full immersion for this group, with middle immersion the best option yet researched.…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs
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Keating, Nicole – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
Canada's Summer Language Bursary Program is a joint national-provincial effort providing immersion in French- or English-as-a-Second-Language to Canadian students. Despite 18 years of success and the benefits gained at small expense, the program is not well-known and risks losing funding. Self-promotion and lobbying are necessary. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Fellowships, Financial Support, Foreign Countries
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Taylor, Shelley – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
A study investigated the academic, sociocultural, psychological, and linguistic adaptation of a shy four-year-old native Cantonese-speaking child enrolled in early French immersion in Canada, learning English and French simultaneously. Areas of future research on trilingualism are suggested, and the popular belief that immersion works only for…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Chinese, Educational Environment, Elementary Education
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Billy, Lise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Examines research on the effectiveness of bilingual French/English "immersion" programs v French/English "intensive" programs consisting of a regular curriculum in English plus an intensive five-month oral French program. (AM)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Research, Elementary Education, English (Second Language)
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Berwald, Jean-Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Describes a method used to identify and correct errors made by French Canadian learners of English, studying at a total-immersion summer program. (AM)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), Immersion Programs, Interference (Language)