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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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Gray, Vicky A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
The results of an evaluation of a New Brunswick elementary school immersion program show that native speakers of English do not achieve the same proficiency in French language skills as they do in English. This is due to their limited exposure to native French speaking models outside the classroom. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, English, FLES