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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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Harley, Birgit – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1994
Presents findings from case studies of adult Canadians who successfully maintained the French second-language skills they first learned at school. Results suggested that higher initial proficiency and amount of second-language use were both positively related to the level of retained proficiency. Subjects were virtually unanimous on seeing regular…
Descriptors: Adults, Bilingualism, Case Studies, Elementary Secondary Education
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Dos Ghali, Dominique; Tremblay, Denis – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Describes a research project based on a questionnaire designed to determine the language needs in French of English-speaking Canadian diplomats assigned overseas. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Bilingualism, Educational Needs, Foreign Diplomats
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Shapson, Stan; Kaufman, David – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1978
A presentation of a study and evaluation of a late-immersion French program in British Columbia. Grade Ten students took one semenster in which French was the only language of instruction. Proficiency of these students increased significantly. The findings, along with previous research, suggest that late immersion is a feasible option. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Course Evaluation, Cultural Awareness, French