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Lyster, Roy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Translanguaging practices come into play in social interactions between bilinguals when they are making use of all their shared linguistic resources and blending their languages in natural ways. Stemming from these practices is translanguaging pedagogy, which is designed so that students in school-based additive bilingual programs can benefit from…
Descriptors: Code Switching (Language), English, Native Language, Immersion Programs
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Duff, Patricia; Zappa-Hollman, Sandra; Surtees, Victoria – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
Research on first language, second language, and multilingual socialization has flourished over the past three decades in many formal and informal educational contexts around the world. One relatively recent site for such research, particularly for multilingual students learning English as an additional language, is post-secondary institutions…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Multilingualism
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Slavkov, Nikolay; Séror, Jérémie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This article capitalizes on the notion of linguistic risk-taking by focusing on a new pedagogical initiative at the University of Ottawa, an institution where courses, programs, and services in both English and French are available. In this bilingual context, we define linguistic risks as authentic communicative acts in learners' second official…
Descriptors: Risk, Universities, Foreign Countries, Teaching Methods
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Garcia Cortés, Olga Mireya; Parks, Susan – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2019
This study explores the code-switching practices of five core ESL teachers from the elementary grades in Quebec francophone schools. Through a fine-grained emic analysis of the teachers' reasons for code-switching, the study illuminates how they variously used French as a resource to fulfil their institutional roles as teachers. In addition, the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Dressler, Roswita – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2018
Bilingual language education in Canada comprises Bilingual Programs in minority languages and programs in official languages (e.g., French immersion). However, pedagogy in Bilingual Programs has not been studied to the same depth as it has been in French Immersion, so little is known about the teaching practices within them. Immersion pedagogy,…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Language Minorities
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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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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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Samuel, Carolyn – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
Given the linguistically diverse instructor and student populations at Canadian universities, mutually comprehensible oral language may not be a given. Indeed, both instructors who are non-native speakers of the language of instruction (NNSLIs) and students have acknowledged oral communication challenges. Little is known, though, about how the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Teacher Effectiveness, Self Efficacy, Oral Language
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Koh, Poh Wee; Chen, Xi; Cummins, James; Li, Jia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2017
This study examined the performance of Mandarin-speaking students in a K-Grade 4 50/50 Chinese/English bilingual program. The program was intended to facilitate students' learning of English and their adjustment to English-medium instruction within the school context. The bilingual-program students were compared to students from Mandarin-speaking…
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Mandarin Chinese
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Hafner, Christoph A.; Li, David C. S.; Miller, Lindsay – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
Recently there has been considerable interest in the role of first language use in second/foreign language learning, especially where students share a common first language. However, most research has focused on in-class interaction between teachers and learners. Much less attention has been given to students' out-of-class practices, for example,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Chinese
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Han, Huamei – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2014
Drawing from a larger ethnography of skilled Chinese immigrants' language learning during settlement in Toronto, this article explores the role of informal interactions in facilitating immigrants learning English as a second language and settlement. Examining various activities and networks available at an English-medium multicultural church, this…
Descriptors: Churches, Language of Instruction, Ethnography, Immigrants
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Rolin-Ianziti, Jeanne; Varshney, Rachel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2008
The present study investigates the functions that language learners attribute to the first language (L1) within a teaching context that maximizes the target language (TL). Beginners of French in an Australian university (N = 52) completed a questionnaire consisting of 21 closed questions on their views on L1/TL use and two open questions on the…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Program Effectiveness, Teacher Attitudes, Anxiety
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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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Mougeon, Raymond; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Patterns of French acquisition, use, and proficiency among Ontario anglophones are examined, and their implications for changes in both French native language instruction and French second language instruction to support the maintenance and use of French are examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Dialects, Foreign Countries, French, Language Acquisition
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Pelletier, Janette – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Through interviews and direct observation, examined how 120 Toronto (Ontario) children understand and experience kindergarten in ten English first-language (L1) and ten French immersion second-language (L2) classes. Results indicate the similarities between the groups were greater than the differences, contradicting suggestions that L2 immersion…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Educational Attitudes, English, Foreign Countries
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