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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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Duhamel, R. J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1971
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Techniques, Course Evaluation, Curriculum Evaluation
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Swain, Merrill – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A discussion of three possible formats of a bilingual education program: early total immersion, early partial immersion and late partial immersion. A French cloze test was used to evaluate the lead group of students in each program. A tentative conclusion is drawn in favor of the early total immersion program. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Elementary Secondary Education, French, Immersion Programs
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Chlebek, Agnes; Coltrinari, Helen – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
Details of arrangements, staff and program of two high school summer immersion French courses in Switzerland and France are presented. Suggestions are made for improvements. Students showed a remarkable increase in comprehension, vocabulary, and confidence in speaking French; attitudes were positive, students became more responsible and mature.…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction
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Halpern, G.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
A study is made of students at 17 schools which in September 1971 offered a primary immersion program in French as well as the standard English language classroom. The progress of the students was examined in terms of their grade level placement over time and in terms of attrition rates. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: FLES, French, Immersion Programs, Language Instruction
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Maurice, Louis J.; Roy, Robert R. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1976
The need for assessment of the extent to which second language immersion programs develop students who have a good command of both languages is described, and a method is proposed for measuring bilingualism. A report is made of an application of this unit of measurement. (RM)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Evaluation Methods, FLES, Immersion Programs
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Ullmann, Rebecca – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Three case studies illustrate how recent classroom observation research has led to more active participation on the part of teachers, principals, and supervisors. The groups have worked closely to understand how the core French program works in the classroom. Participatory research is seen as an important professional development opportunity for…
Descriptors: Administrators, Case Studies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques
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Cumming, Alister – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
A review of the literature concerning second language program evaluation looks at definitions of program evaluation, approaches taken to it, and the purposes that evaluation has fulfilled. Use of program evaluation to educate those working in or with second-language programs is recommended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Evaluation Criteria, Evaluation Methods, Literature Reviews
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Roy, Robert R.; Hebert, Yvonne M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A model for systematic, formative, and participatory self-evaluation of teacher training programs is presented and analyzed, and the conditions for its successful application are outlined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Formative Evaluation, Higher Education, Models
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Ullmann, Rebecca; Geva, Esther – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The formative evaluation of the curriculum, student attitudes, French achievement, and implementation of an elementary level core French program illustrates the usefulness of classroom observation and points to some general shortcomings in core French program content and teaching strategies. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Techniques, Core Curriculum
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Dicks, Joseph E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
The delivery of French immersion programs in Canada is discussed in terms of whether an immersion program in lower, middle, or upper grades is the most effective. (three references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French
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Jones, James P. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1984
Needs of French immersion programs in Alberta, Canada, are discussed, including teachers, preservice and inservice teacher training, instructional materials, program accessibility, support organizations, research and evaluation, administrative and political support, school and school district support services, secondary school programs,…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Educational History, Educational Needs, Educational Research
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Gray, Vicky A. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1986
The results of an evaluation of a New Brunswick elementary school immersion program show that native speakers of English do not achieve the same proficiency in French language skills as they do in English. This is due to their limited exposure to native French speaking models outside the classroom. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, English, FLES
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Edwards, Viviane – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
The development of an oral language proficiency rating scale for use in evaluating New Brunswick's junior and senior high school students' core French program achievement is described and discussed. (MSE)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Language Proficiency, Language Tests
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Day, Elaine M.; Shapson, Stan M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
A study of French immersion teacher education programs at Simon Fraser University and Faculte Saint-Jean (University of Alberta) in Canada is reported. The in-depth case studies examined program clientele, models, participant experiences and needs, and planning, especially in relation to current research on teacher education. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, French
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