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Tjandra, Christina – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
This case study investigated newcomer English language learner (ELL) children's perspectives on, and interpretations of, their linguistic landscape (LL), as well as the influence of LL-based activities on their language awareness and learning, identity negotiation, and sense of belonging. With the children as co-researchers, creative-driven…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Metalinguistics, Second Language Learning, Identification (Psychology)
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Man Chu Lau, Sunny; Brosseau, Marie-Claude; Maegerlein, Elisabeth; LeRisbé, Michèle; Blandford, Melissa – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2020
This article describes a collaborative research project with four Quebec college teachers offering French and ESL classes designed to support immigrant students' bilingual learning. Using action research, a professional learning community was created that allowed the researcher and teacher participants, through cycles of planning, action, and…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Social Integration, French, English (Second Language)
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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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Jessner, Ulrike; Allgäuer-Hackl, Elisabeth; Hofer, Barbara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2016
The aim of this article is to stress the importance of a dynamic systems or complexity theory approach as a necessary prerequisite to understanding the development of multi-competence in multilingual learners. Selected results from a study on emergent multilingual awareness in children, carried out in South Tyrol, are outlined and discussed. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Theory Practice Relationship, Foreign Countries, Class Activities
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Jessner, Ulrike; Allgäuer-Hackl, Elisabeth; Hofer, Barbara – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2015
The aim of this article is to stress the importance of a dynamic systems or complexity theory approach as a necessary prerequisite to understanding the development of multi-competence in multilingual learners. Selected results from a study on emergent multilingual awareness in children, carried out in South Tyrol, are outlined and discussed. The…
Descriptors: Multilingualism, Metalinguistics, Theory Practice Relationship, Teaching Methods
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van Compernolle, Remi A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2010
This article presents a sociolinguistically responsive model of pedagogy situated within existing sociocultural and communicative approaches to language learning and teaching. The specific focus of the discussion is on the French pronouns of address, "tu" and "vous". The article reviews previous research on second-person address in educational and…
Descriptors: Learning Theories, French, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Early, Margaret; Yeung, Cindy – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2009
In a Grade 9 core French class, the teacher designed a multi-stage project in which students composed original children's stories in French; illustrated their stories to produce picture books; then, in groups, adapted one group member's story into a play script; and, finally, dramatized the scripts for children from the local French immersion…
Descriptors: Scripts, Picture Books, Metalinguistics, Grade 9
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Lazaruk, Wally – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2007
A survey of research on French as a second language (FSL) education in Canada suggests that French immersion (FI) students enjoy significant linguistic, academic, and cognitive benefits. We organize our summary of the advantages of FI around these three themes, comparing students' proficiency in French and English across various FI programs, and…
Descriptors: Metalinguistics, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Creative Thinking
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Armand, Francoise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2000
Analyzes the role played by oral language skills and by metalinguistic capacities in the reading performance of young beginner readers in French as a second language who are in a situation of successive bilingualism and observing whether differences exist between them and their francophone peers of the same age. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Elementary Education, Foreign Countries, French
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Dagenais, Diane; Day, Elaine – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1998
Reports the case studies of three trilingual elementary school children in separate Vancouver (British Columbia) early French immersion classes, focusing on themes emerging from analysis related to the children's literacy practices and contexts for language learning, and the teachers' perceptions of these students and representations of…
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Elementary Education
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Yu, Liming – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Shows that underlying first language (L1) and second language (L2) lexical similarities between typologically unrelated languages can benefit L2 vocabulary learning. The article's comparison of the use of motion verbs in English by Chinese- and Japanese-speaking learners indicates an advantage for Chinese speakers, whose L1 lexicalizes motion in a…
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Chinese, College Students, Contrastive Linguistics
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Swain, Merrill – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2001
Offers immersion classroom data focusing on the use of collaborative tasks related to the content to be learned that draw learners attention to formal properties of French. Such tasks provide both oral practice and lead to more accurate language use. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Foreign Countries, French, Immersion Programs