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Hanzawa, Keiko – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This longitudinal study examined whether and to what extent the production of voice onset time (VOT) for /p/, /t/, and /k/ in English was improved in second language (L2) learners by enrolment in a content-based instruction (CBI) program at a Japanese university. Measures of VOTs were elicited at the beginning, middle, and end of the academic year…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Longitudinal Studies, Second Language Instruction
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Pujol-Ferran, Mercè; DiSanto, Jacqueline M.; Rodríguez, Nelson Núñez; Morales, Angel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
Many students in US community colleges often speak a language other than English (LOTE) at home. They find it difficult to complete college requirements, and many drop out. Struggling with the acquisition of academic English and the content of their courses, they exhibit low academic confidence and are easily frustrated. In an attempt to raise…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Bilingual Students, Multilingualism
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Segalowitz, Norman; Kehayia, Eva – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
There is growing interest in language barriers in health care (LBHC)--interest, that is, in how the quality of health care service delivery might be compromised when patients and health care providers do not share the same first language. This article discusses LBHC as an emerging research area that provides valuable opportunities for researchers…
Descriptors: Psycholinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Patients, Native Language
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Haneda, Mari – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
This article makes the case for using activity theory to explore the learning and teaching of writing in a foreign language. I illustrate my argument by bringing this theory to bear on a re-examination of the different modes of engagement in writing by university-level students of Japanese as a foreign language that I identified in an earlier…
Descriptors: Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Student Attitudes, Writing (Composition)
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Courtel, Claudine, Ed. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Forty language class activities are suggested for reinforcing vocabulary and structures used in all types of French second language programs; reinforcing the four areas of knowledge (comprehension, speech, reading, and writing); developing communicative skills; integrating culture into French language programs; and integrating other subject area…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communication Skills, Comprehension, Cultural Education
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Turnbull, Miles – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Presents a multidimensional teaching module, based on a communicative-experiential syllabus, that can be adapted to address the specific ages, needs, and interests of students. The article emphasizes that the key to creating a successful multidimensional module is the selection of an appropriate topic. (15 references) (CK)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Objectives, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Rivers, Wilga M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Recent worldwide geographic and cultural changes have great impact on language teaching. Implications of these changes as well as technological advances for teacher preparation, curriculum development, and interdisciplinary approaches are discussed. (Contains five references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Moore, Roger; Garcia-Gil, Carlos – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
Outlines a multimedia method for teaching about Spanish Golden Age Theatre which resulted in marked improvement in students' understanding of written and spoken Spanish. (CB)
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Drama, History Instruction, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Wesche, Marjorie Bingham – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The potential impact of French immersion programs on English-language universities in Canada is discussed, including the demands of increasing numbers of immersion graduates for expanded, nontraditional French-language offerings. Applications of the immersion approach to university-level second language instruction are classified, particularly…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, College Second Language Programs, Comparative Analysis
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Wesche, Marjorie Bingham – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
Opportunities for English-speaking French immersion graduates to do some or all university studies and activities in French are discussed, including bilingual institutions and programs, French language and literature courses, nontraditional subject-matter courses taught in French, academic exchanges, extracurricular and summer activities, and…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Bilingual Students, College Second Language Programs, Credit Courses
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Lowe, Anne S. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
An experiment in a grade 2 French immersion program compared performance of a group-taught music lessons totally integrated into classroom instruction and a group not given music instruction. Pre- and post-tests of tonal-rhythmic patterns and form that have commonalities with pronunciation, oral grammar, vocabulary, and reading comprehension found…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, French, Grade 2, Grammar
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Carey, Stephen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The increase in immersion program enrollments shows a need for French-instructed postsecondary programs, especially in education and the social sciences. The expansion of quality postsecondary programs will reduce the decline in secondary immersion enrollment. Current world economic and political realignment will also increase the demand for…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Needs, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries
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Garigue, Philippe – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The structure and philosophy of a college bilingual program is described within the context of Ontario's bilingual education system, differentiating between university-level education intended to meet the needs of Franco-Ontarians and bilingual education intended to produce graduates equally at home in the language and culture of both official…
Descriptors: Biculturalism, Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Case Studies
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Yalden, Janice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents an overview of the language teaching situation in Canada's universities, and makes suggestions for its improvement. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Classical Languages, Grammar Translation Method, Higher Education