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Christiansen, Helen; Laplante, Bernard – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
This article reports on a study of pre-service French immersion teachers who were required to compile second language (L2) portfolios as part of their professional development. Documents included a brief biography of the students' lives as speakers and learners of French; an action plan in which students assessed their L2 proficiency and set…
Descriptors: Portfolios (Background Materials), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Language Teachers
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Roessingh, Hetty – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2004
Over the past decade there has been increased pressure in the public discourse for accountability in educational outcomes. There has been a growing sense that ESL students are not being well served by the delivery of supports meant to facilitate their development of English language acquisition and enable them to participate with their classmates…
Descriptors: Program Design, Educational Objectives, Low Achievement, Outcomes of Education
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Allen, Edward D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
A rationale is presented for describing the communicative competence of language students in terms of proficiency guidelines. Techniques are discussed for helping students develop communicative proficiency in the four skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and for evaluating students' proficiency levels in relation to…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Objectives, Evaluation Criteria
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Duplantie, Monique – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Four questions concerning the communicative approach are addressed: (1) What are its theoretical foundations? (2) How does the new approach force teachers to reexamine the stated goal of helping learners communicate? (3) How does it modify teaching methods? (4) What are the implications of adopting a European teaching model? (MSE)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Content, Course Organization, Educational Needs
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Elkabas, Charles – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
The status and future of commercial French, widely used in Canada but not widely taught, are discussed and the relevance of Canadian commercial French textbooks for instruction is examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Business Administration Education, Educational Demand, Educational Objectives, Educational Supply
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Akyel, Ayse – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1997
A study compared instruction-related actions and thoughts in five experienced teachers and five student teachers of English as a foreign language (EFL). Results indicated patterns of similarities and differences in the groups. Patterns of differences confirmed previous research conducted in instructional contexts with native English speakers.…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Comparative Analysis, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language)
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Itoh, Kohei; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Saskatchewan's Japanese second-language curriculum for grades 10-12 are presented, including goals and objectives in speaking, listening, reading, and writing defined for each level. Curriculum design and structure are discussed briefly, and the importance of cultural awareness and evaluation procedures are emphasized. (Contains 19 references.)…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Course Content, Course Descriptions, Cultural Awareness
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Yeoman, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Three language class activities adapted from outdoor education are described: (1) scavenger hunt; (2) nature/fitness trail; and (3) ecological study. Cognitive, affective, and linguistic objectives and safety considerations are included for each. Activities emphasize cooperation, meeting challenges, and environmental awareness, and introduce new…
Descriptors: Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Ecology
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Existing empirical research on core French instruction is reviewed, and research directions are proposed in four areas: program design, program objectives and outcomes, curriculum issues, and teacher education. Experimentation with alternative instructional designs for delivery of core French is seen as a high priority. (84 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, Educational Research
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Tremblay, Roger – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
The debate over whether Canadian second-language teaching should emphasize language study or language experience is examined, and it is concluded that the emerging consensus is for integration of the two in English and French second-language instruction. The National Core French Study teaching model is recommended for all languages. (10…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Titone, Renzo – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
It is proposed that today's basic elementary/secondary curriculum must include multilingual and multicultural education as part of the intellectual, individual, and social development of the child. The experiences of Europe, especially Italy, with bilingual education are used to illustrate this concept. (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Child Development, Educational Objectives
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Berns, Margie – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
Sociolinguistics is recommended as a resource for second language teachers, to increase understanding in such areas as the nature of language, the goals and concerns of language teaching, perspective on curriculum and materials design, identification of appropriate goals, and evaluation of a learner's ability to use a second language. (43…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Curriculum Design, Educational Objectives, French
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Nostrand, Howard Lee – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1989
Education for mutual respect requires an intellectual component that involves distinguishing four levels of interaction between the process and content of culture, and an emotional component. Language teaching can benefit by exploiting its cultural dimension and should participate in the common task of education for a pluralistic mentality.…
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Cultural Pluralism, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy
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Hebert, Yvonne M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
A specialist conceptualization of French-language teacher education is proposed for Western Canada where French is a minority language. The discussion addresses the philosophical basis for this approach, the three forms of French language schooling, contributions of bilingual educational methods, and program design. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Educational Objectives, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries
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Woytak, Lidia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1987
A discussion of the role of goals and objectives in proficiency-oriented second language instruction looks at goals and objectives within audiolingual language learning, a procedure for goal design, the close link between goals, objectives, and classroom objectives, and several activities derived from objectives. (MSE)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Behavioral Objectives, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques
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