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Joy, Rhonda; Schulz, Henry; FitzPatrick, Beverly; Hancock, Stephanie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Poor retention rates for Core French, combined with the federal government's action plan to increase bilingualism in Canada, have led to the introduction of Intensive French (IF) in Grade 6 as an alternative for learning French. While anecdotal reports suggest that IF has no negative impact on English language skill development, empirical evidence…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Grade 6, Middle School Students, Intensive Language Courses
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Schwab-Cartas, Joshua – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This article describes how cellphone technology, specifically cellphilms -- films of varying lengths made with cellphones by everyday people -- are being taken up in the community of Union Hidalgo as a platform to foster an intergenerational dialogue between youth and Elders, with the specific goal of preserving the Zapotec language and ancestral…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, American Indians
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Riestenberg, Kate; Sherris, Ari – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Task-based language teaching (TBLT) is a pedagogical approach that involves identifying real-world tasks that learners need to be able to do in the target language and then developing classroom-appropriate, context-specific versions of these tasks. In this paper, we use Long's methodological principles for TBLT to evaluate a task-based approach…
Descriptors: Task Analysis, American Indian Languages, Teaching Methods, Workshops
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Galla, Candance – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
This research examines three American Indian Language Development Institute (AILDI) participants who registered and completed the "Computer Applications for Indigenous Language Communities" course at the University of Arizona between summer 2003 and summer 2007, at a time when digital technology was emerging, particularly in Indigenous…
Descriptors: Technological Literacy, American Indian Languages, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Bontogon, Megan; Arppe, Antti; Antonsen, Lene; Thunder, Dorothy; Lachler, Jordan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Intelligent computer assisted language learning (ICALL) applications for Indigenous languages are a relatively new avenue for computer assisted language learning (CALL). CALL allows language learners to practise a wide range of grammatical exercises and receive feedback on their answers outside of class time. ICALL is essential for dynamically…
Descriptors: Intelligent Tutoring Systems, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Computer Assisted Instruction
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Pitawanakwat, Brock – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Anishinaabeg (including Odawa, Potawatomi, Ojibwe, Saulteaux, and Chippewa) are striving to maintain and revitalize Anishinaabemowin (their Anishinaabe language) throughout their territories. This research project explored Anishinaabemowin revitalization (AR) efforts through interviews with 22 community activists, scholars, and teachers of…
Descriptors: Canada Natives, Language Maintenance, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Johnson, S?ímla?w Michele K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Many Indigenous languages are critically endangered and faced with the urgent need to create parent-aged advanced speakers. This goal requires sequenced curriculum, effective teaching methods, students being supported to spend more than 2,000 hours on task, and regular assessments. In response to this urgent need the author followed a proven…
Descriptors: American Indian Languages, Canada Natives, Textbooks, Second Language Learning
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Sarkar, Mela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Language revitalization work at one First Nation in eastern Canada has been ongoing for over two decades. Several approaches have been put in place: core teaching of Mi'gmaq as a primary school subject, language documentation and the creation of an online dictionary, and an Elders' focus group on language, as well other shorter-term projects. In…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, American Indian Languages, Foreign Countries, Canada Natives
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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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Johnson, S?ímla?xw Michele K. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
The Syilx Language House has completed two years of a four-year, 2,000-hour program to create new adult Nsyilxcn speakers, based on Syilx communities' specific priorities. Our critically endangered status requires radically decolonizing teaching techniques. Nsyilxcn (Okanagan) teachers are learners, trained to deliver sequenced curriculum in full…
Descriptors: Language Maintenance, Teaching Methods, Safety, Language Teachers
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Rosborough, Trish; Rorick, chuutsqa Layla; Urbanczyk, Suzanne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
British Columbia (BC), Canada, is home to 34 Indigenous languages, all of them classified as endangered. Considerable work is underway by First Nation communities to revitalize their languages. Linguists classify many of the languages of BC as polysynthetic, meaning that words are composed of many morphemes, or units of meaning. While strong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Maintenance, Canada Natives, American Indian Languages
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Tulloch, Shelley; Kusugak, Adriana; Chenier, Cayla; Pilakapsi, Quluaq; Uluqsi, Gloria; Walton, Fiona – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
The Miqqut project was a participatory action research project through which Inuit language and literacy learning was embedded in a traditional skills program. Community-based researchers tracked learners' progress through entrance, exit, and post-program interviews and questionnaires, as well as through participant observation. Results show that…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Transformative Learning, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Self Concept
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Sarkar, Mela; Metallic, Mali A'n – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
Mi'gmaq, an Algonkian language of northeastern North America, is one of nearly 50 surviving Indigenous languages in Canada that are usually not considered to be viable into the next century. Only Inuktitut, Cree, and Ojibwe presently have enough younger speakers to provide a critical mass for long-term survival. In one Mi'gmaq community, however,…
Descriptors: Action Research, Foreign Countries, Eskimo Aleut Languages, Indigenous Populations
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Guardado, Martin – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
This article offers a critical analysis of the language socialization of Spanish-speaking families in a Scout group in Metro Vancouver. Using tools of discourse analysis, the article examines the language use patterns of the participants, particularly focusing on the language ideologies to which they oriented themselves and the identities indexed…
Descriptors: Speech Communication, Ideology, Socialization, Criticism
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Iqbal, Isabeau – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2005
This qualitative study explores how francophone mothers describe barriers to and supports for maintaining their mother tongue. It focuses on the experiences of women who have the primary responsibility for teaching French to their pre-school-aged children. The findings, based on data collected in semi-structured interviews with women residing in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Official Languages, Mothers, Language Skill Attrition
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