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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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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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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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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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Porebski, Olgierd R.; McInnis, Charles E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
A follow-up study of a cross-cultural program bringing together French Canadians and native-English-speaking students of French found that fourth, fifth, and sixth grade Anglophone students gained in French language proficiency and in friendships with Francophone peers outside of school. (MSE)
Descriptors: Culture Contact, Followup Studies, Foreign Countries, French
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Goldstein, Tara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Explores how Cantonese-speaking math students and their teacher use different languages to achieve academic and social success in their multilingual classroom in Toronto. The article discusses inter-ethnic tensions related to the use of languages other than English and raises questions regarding the advantages and disadvantages of multilingual…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cultural Pluralism, English (Second Language), Equal Education
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Reeder, Kenneth; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
Focuses on three themes in language education policy: (1) the historical and legal foundations of second language education policies in British Columbia and international settings; (2) implications of language education policy development for teacher education; and (3) the knowledge bases and resources needed for coherent policy development and…
Descriptors: Cultural Pluralism, Educational Policy, Foreign Countries, Language Attitudes
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Cox, Terry B. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
Reports on a study that monitored and corrected the writing of bilingual Fransaskois students and immersion graduates in the same class. The study's objectives were to determine whether francophones and anglophones made similar or different mistakes and whether the two groups could be taught together without prejudice. Both groups made similar…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Comparative Analysis, Error Analysis (Language), Error Correction
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Mignault, Louis B. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
Historical/sociocultural circumstances of the French language in Canada are outlined and the role of Quebec French in Canadian language education is discussed, focusing on its place in French teaching outside Quebec and in development of bilingualism. Establishment of a Quebecois language is viewed as essential to French Canadian cultural…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Foreign Countries, French, Language Attitudes
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Harley, Birgit – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Presents findings from case studies of adult Canadians who successfully maintained the French second-language skills they first learned at school. Results suggested that higher initial proficiency and amount of second-language use were both positively related to the level of retained proficiency. Subjects were virtually unanimous on seeing regular…
Descriptors: Adults, Bilingualism, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Massey, D. Anthony – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Interviewed 24 students in 2 Ontario secondary schools about their decision to enrol or not to enroll in a French-as-a-Second-Language (FSL) program when it became optional for them at the end of ninth grade. Participants indicated that achieving a satisfactory level of communicative competence in French was important as a motivator to continue…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Decision Making, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES
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