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Payant, Caroline; Mason, Andrea – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
To become effective teachers of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), developing an extensive knowledge base about language and about language learning/teaching is essential. In graduate TESOL programs, second language teacher educators often devise authentic teaching opportunities for pre-service teachers (PSTs); however, these…
Descriptors: English for Academic Purposes, Preservice Teachers, Language Teachers, Second Language Learning
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Kissling, Elizabeth M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
This study investigated second language (L2) learners' perception of L2 sounds as an individual difference that predicted their improvement in pronunciation after receiving instruction. Learners were given explicit pronunciation instruction in a series of modules added to their Spanish as a foreign language curriculum and were then tested on their…
Descriptors: Individual Differences, Pronunciation Instruction, Spanish, Second Language Learning
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Hasselgreen, Angela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
This article concerns the contribution that feedback makes to valid classroom assessment of the writing of young learners (YLs), defined here as approximately 9-13 years old. It shows that a scale of descriptors adapted from the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (CEFR; Council of Europe, 2001) can play a central role…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response), Research Projects
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Sivyer, Linda – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1975
A description of materials developed to supplement an activity-based French program for grade eight. (PMP)
Descriptors: French, Instructional Materials, Junior High Schools, Language Instruction
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Jaremko, B. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1974
New material developed for use in French classrooms in Calgary, Alberta, junior high schools is described. "Le francais a Calgary" is a series of filmstrips and tapes prepared as a supplement to the first fourteen lessons of the course "Voix et Images de France." (Author/PP)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Filmstrips, French, Instructional Materials
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Mollica, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
Cartoons can be a stimulating and motivational force in the language classroom and, used effectively, can become an indispensible tool in the acquisition of language and culture. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Captions, Cartoons, Educational Media
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Weinrib, Alice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
This bibliography includes citations of recent instructional materials, articles, and other publications relating to the teaching of French and English as second languages in Canada. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Dictionaries, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Gunderson, Lee – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Reports results of a survey of British Columbia elementary, secondary, and adult second language reading teachers, including teachers of English as a second language. The survey focused on their procedures, practices, and instructional materials. The discussion notes their use of basal readers and oral reading by native English speakers. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Basal Reading, Classroom Techniques, Educational Strategies
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Comeau, Marthe, Ed.; Coutu-Vaillancourt, Ghislaine, Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Outlines a variety of suggestions for classroom activities for second language instruction and immersion. Most activities focus on the use of illustrations or illustrated materials. The descriptions of the activities are in French. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cartoons, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Experiential Learning
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Massey, Michael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The influence of the communicative approach in determining the direction of curriculum in English as a second language is examined at three levels (theory, materials, and implementation), revealing that the dominance of the communicative approach may be only apparent. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Development, Educational Strategies
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Boyd, J. A.; Mollica, Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
This is an annotated bibliography of: readers, workbooks, conversation books, cultural sources and readings, flash cards, duplicating or line masters, and media kits submitted by publishers as applicable to French second language instruction from kindergarten through senior high school levels. (MSE)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Audiovisual Aids, Classroom Techniques, Core Curriculum
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Audet, Francine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Discusses the use of daily newspapers as both curriculum topic and instructional aid in teaching French as a second language and outlines class activities and techniques for use at all proficiency levels. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Difficulty Level, French
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Thomas, Alain – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The use of animated films as instructional materials in second language instruction at the postsecondary level or earlier is encouraged, and the use of one specific film in intermediate-level French instruction is outlined. A list of recommended films is included.
Descriptors: Animation, Classroom Techniques, College Second Language Programs, Film Study
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Courtel, Claudine, Ed.; Amyot, Denise, Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A series of class activities for French instruction includes uses of the telephone book, tape recordings, advertising, word and pattern games, and creation of a radio program. Suggestions for instruction of Canadian natives include games for animal, body, and clothing vocabulary. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Canada Natives, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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Jones, James P. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Needs of French immersion programs in Alberta, Canada, are discussed, including teachers, preservice and inservice teacher training, instructional materials, program accessibility, support organizations, research and evaluation, administrative and political support, school and school district support services, secondary school programs,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Research
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