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Masson, Mimi; Knouzi, Ibtissem; Arnott, Stephanie; Lapkin, Sharon – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2021
Using critical interpretive procedures, this synthesis reviews qualitative and quantitative empirical studies (N = 181) published between 2000 and 2017 in the Canadian French as a Second Language (FSL) K-12 context. This study examines the thematic focus of findings relevant to key stakeholders (i.e., students, teachers, teacher candidates,…
Descriptors: French, Immersion Programs, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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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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Heffernan, Peter J.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1988
Suggested classroom activities for French language instruction include: exercises focusing on problems of language transfer, interference, and overgeneralization; a lesson in problems of literal translation; an activity to develop guessing skills; situation-specific communication exercises; practice in asking questions; activities to develop…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cross Cultural Training
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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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Wesche, M. B.; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The first stage of a study of Ottawa French immersion graduates at four universities examines their language skills; language use in university studies, work, and social life; attitudes toward the use of French; and opportunities for use and retention of advanced French skills at the universities. Research methodology is also discussed.…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education
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Edwards, Viviane; Rehorick, Sally – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
A study compared immersion and nonimmersion learning environments, as perceived by students, in 95 New Brunswick grade 6, 7, and 9 classes. In grade 6, no significant differences in perception were found; in grade 7, immersion students see their environment more positively; and in grade 9, the differences seem to disappear. (25 references)…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Harley, Birgit – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1996
Focuses on the importance of vocabulary knowledge as fundamental to proficiency in a second language (L2). The article notes that each of the studies in this issue examines L2 vocabulary learning from a particular angle, including lexical progress, learning strategies, context effect, the role of learner factors such as age and first language…
Descriptors: Age, Context Effect, Elementary Secondary Education, English
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Romney, J. Claude; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1995
A study of 127 French immersion students in Alberta found over two-thirds never read in French for pleasure outside school, a finding not influenced by gender, French reading achievement, or attitude towards reading in French. However, students benefitted from some methods used by teachers to stimulate reading. (51 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French
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Lightbown, Patsy M.; Halter, Randall H.; White, Joanna L.; Horst, Marlise – Canadian Modern Language Review, 2002
Reports a study of children in a comprehension-based English-as-a-Second-Language program. After 6 years students performed as well as comparison students on measures of comprehension and measures of oral production. Describes gaps in the written language of students in the comprehension-based program, includes a follow-up study with secondary…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Oral Language
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Adair-Hauck, Bonnie; Donato, Richard – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
A study analyzed the communicative dynamics occurring during explicit instruction of a grammatical concept (concerning French verbs) taught within the students' Zone of Proximal Development (ZPD). Analysis focused on discourse strategies used at four levels of the ZPD. (Contains 48 references.) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Cognitive Processes, Discourse Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education
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Calve, Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Discusses the various functions of grammar in second-language (SL) education, and examines the relationship between discourse and grammar in SL education. Two problems are then examined concerning the relationship between discourse and grammar within grammatical exercises, and with the help of concrete examples, suggestions are offered to better…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, French, Grammar
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Clipperton, Robert – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Examines second-language vocabulary knowledge and acquisition by reviewing research on levels of lexical proficiency and on qualitative differences in the oral and written communication of French immersion students as compared to that of their francophone peers. Argues for improved vocabulary instruction in immersion programs. (MDM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, French, Immersion Programs
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1992
An annotated bibliography lists French language tests designed for core French, French immersion, or French native language instruction at the elementary and secondary levels. Citations include basic bibliographic information, intended population, grade or difficulty levels, brief descriptions of test sections or format, and approximate test…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Difficulty Level, Elementary Secondary Education, French
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Lapkin, Sharon; And Others – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Results of a large-scale evaluation of early and middle immersion programs in the Toronto (Ontario) area, involving 4 districts and 26 grade 8 classes, suggest that middle immersion yields less consistent performance levels than early immersion. Overall, findings favor early immersion. (11 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, French
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Ford, Elizabeth – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
An observation procedure that can be used to observe cooperative learning in French instruction is presented. The procedure consists of setting up the cooperative learning activity and observing whether the cooperative group displays the second-language discourse found to foster second-language learning. Forms for recording observations are…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Cooperative Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, French
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