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Hasselgreen, Angela – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2013
This article concerns the contribution that feedback makes to valid classroom assessment of the writing of young learners (YLs), defined here as approximately 9-13 years old. It shows that a scale of descriptors adapted from the "Common European Framework of Reference for Languages" (CEFR; Council of Europe, 2001) can play a central role…
Descriptors: Writing Evaluation, Classroom Techniques, Feedback (Response), Research Projects
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Taggart, Gilbert – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Methodological and theoretical options confronting second-language textbook authors are outlined. Analytic and synthetic methodological approaches, linguistic options, geographic variability, registers of language, spoken versus written language, cultural materials, and learners' level are discussed. (SW)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Cultural Differences, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels
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Kerr, Doris L. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A textbook author should be sure that his or her philosophy is respected by the publisher. Materials should be published in a form and according to quality standards which meet the author's approval. Textbooks that are part of a core program or series will require the collaboration of other writers. (SW)
Descriptors: Language Instruction, Material Development, Publishing Industry, Reading Materials
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Hill, John C. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
Language and cultural modules are multimedia in nature and non-sequential. Modules should be used in association with the themes and vocabulary found in the main course textbook. Reference is made to the "A-LM German Language Programs" and modules produced by Ontario German teachers in 1976 in West Germany. (SW)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Curriculum Development, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
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Ullmann, Rebecca – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
A long-term inservice project, involving collaboration among teachers, consultants, and a researcher and resulting in development of materials for a core French curriculum, is described. The features of cooperation and extended duration are seen as contributing to the project's success. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Consultants, Cooperation, French, Inservice Education
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Ducretet, Marie-Paule; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
A French curriculum development and research project at Erindale College (Canada), established in 1985, studies and initiates incorporation of computer technology into the University of Toronto French program. Specific objectives include evaluation and adaptation of existing software, development of an undergraduate course in computer applications…
Descriptors: College Second Language Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Curriculum Development
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Dos Ghali, Dominique; Tremblay, Denis – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Describes the development of instructional materials for an advanced French course for English-speaking Canadian diplomats. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Advanced Courses, Bilingualism, Foreign Diplomats
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LeBlanc, Raymond; Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The National Film Board of Canada's video series "Pour tout dire" was developed during the National Core French Study and actively involved two of the study's members. The series integrates a number of recommendations from the study and contributes to their implementation in the classroom. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Tremblay, Roger; LeBlanc, Raymond – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
A three-phase procedure for developing instructional units, which when used with professional development can enhance teachers' understanding and implementation of Canada's National Core French Study multidimensional curriculum, is described. The procedure includes reflection, production, and piloting phases. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Curriculum Design, Foreign Countries
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Mills, Geoff; MacNamee, Terence – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
The components of British Columbia's new curriculum for secondary level Asian language programs, which are designed around communicative acts rather than grammar, are described and the implications for material development, evaluation, methodology, and teacher education are discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design
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Foley, Kathryn Shred; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
An overview of empirical research conducted in Canada's core French language programs addresses eight major areas: (1) program characteristics and outcomes, (2) program supplements, (3) student characteristics, (4) enrollment influences, (5) teacher characteristics, (6) public opinion, (7) program implementation and administration, and (8)…
Descriptors: Educational Research, Enrollment Influences, Foreign Countries, French