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Marshall, Kellie L.; Bokhorst-Heng, Wendy D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
While Canada's multiculturalism and bilingual education represent an opportunity for educational sectors to foster students' intercultural citizenship, in New Brunswick -- Canada's only officially bilingual province -- provincial language ideological debates (LIDs) may create structures impeding Anglophone French immersion (FI) students'…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes, Ideology, Multicultural Education
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Blondeau, Hélène; Lemée, Isabelle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This study focuses on L2 French spoken in two different Laurentian settings in Canada: L2 French spoken by anglophones who have developed bilingual community practices in Montreal, where French is the majority language; and L2 French spoken by anglophones who have learned French in a formal context in Ontario, where French is a minority language.…
Descriptors: French, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities, Foreign Countries
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Douglas, Scott Roy; Doe, Christine; Cheng, Liying – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
From the perspective of newcomers to Canada, using English as an additional language (EAL), this study explores how newcomers' interlocutors might impede workplace communication. Six participants speaking EAL and with a variety of language backgrounds shared their workplace experiences. Qualitative data were collected through semi-structured…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Séror, Jérémie; Gentil, Guillaume – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
Drawing on the notion of biliteracy as the "the conjunction of literacy and bilingualism," this article reports on multiple ongoing case studies of multilingual university students developing academic literacies simultaneously in French and English. Interview data and textual and video records of students' writing practices were used to…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Bilingualism, Literacy, Language Minorities
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Beaulieu, Suzie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
One of the most complex aspects of verbal interaction to master in a second language is the use of pronouns of address. In French for nursing students, pedagogical prescriptions favour the use of "vous" for interactions with patients; however, corpus linguistic studies have shown that "tu" is increasingly used in the French…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Social Distance, Language Usage
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Vessey, Rachelle – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This article examines the salience and content of representations of language education in a corpus of English- and French-Canadian newspapers. Findings suggest that English-Canadian newspapers foreground official-language education issues, in which public schools are represented as the primary means by which Canadians can gain equal access to…
Descriptors: News Reporting, Foreign Countries, English, French
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Bird, Sonya; Kell, Sarah – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Most Indigenous language revitalization programs in Canada currently emphasize spoken language. However, virtually no research has been done on the role of pronunciation in the context of language revitalization. This study set out to gain an understanding of attitudes around pronunciation in the SENCOTEN-speaking community, in order to determine…
Descriptors: Role, Pronunciation, Language Variation, Language Maintenance
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Abdi, Klara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2011
This article draws on data from an ethnographic multiple-case study on the identity, positioning, and interactions of Spanish as a heritage language (SHL) students in regular Canadian high school Spanish classes. Interview and classroom observational data are discursively analyzed to reveal the presence of a form of language ideology that equates…
Descriptors: High Schools, Ideology, Literacy, Spanish Speaking
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Comanaru, Ruxandra; Noels, Kimberly A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
The motivation of 145 learners of Chinese was examined in light of self-determination theory through a questionnaire survey. The results showed that the more learners felt they were learning Chinese because it was personally meaningful and fun, the more they engaged in the learning process. This orientation was promoted to the extent that learners…
Descriptors: Heritage Education, Learning Motivation, Social Psychology, Self Determination
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Mady, Callie; Arnott, Stephanie; Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This mixed-method study examines the proficiency in and perceptions of French language learning of Grade 8 students who were exposed to an instructional approach called the Accelerative Integrated Method (AIM). Six AIM classes (n = 125) and six non-AIM classes (n = 135) were observed and their students tested using a four-skills French as a second…
Descriptors: Interviews, Measures (Individuals), Foreign Countries, Grade 8
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Gayle, Grace M. H. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Presents a statistical study of teacher behavior of 14 foreign language teachers in an intensive program. Their teaching behaviors, categorized into four distinct styles, influence the relationship between second-language learning and student attitudes and aptitudes. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Language Aptitude, Language Attitudes, Second Language Instruction
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Bausenhart, Werner A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Examines responses given on a survey questionnaire of elementary college German students' backgrounds, reasons for studying German, and perceived stereotypes of Germans. Argues that a list of ethnic stereotypes resulting from this study would be a good teaching aid and starting point for class discussion. (EKN)
Descriptors: English, Ethnic Stereotypes, French, German
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Clement, R.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A third study on variables differentiating persisters from dropouts from French study was conducted to determine whether motivation mediates the influence of attitude on persistence. Learning motivation was found to be the most important determinant of persistence in second-language study. Study variables and the previous research are discussed.…
Descriptors: Dropout Attitudes, French, Language Attitudes, Language Instruction
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Cardy, Michael – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
The following three beliefs about language learning are discussed: the study of languages provides rigorous training for the mind; it should lead to a more precise understanding, appreciation, and use of one's native tongue; and students should be guided to the stage where they can learn primarily through self-instruction. (SW)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Independent Study
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Chlebek, Agnes – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Considerations for planning, explaining, and creating a learning climate for foreign language study, primarily at the secondary level, are specified. Suggestions for reaching students, especially those of lower ability, are conditions, and providing stimulation are covered. (SW)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Language Attitudes
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