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Terrell, T. D. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1985
It is proposed that language acquisition improves if beginning students are allowed to experience three stages of acquisition: comprehension (preproduction), early speech production, and speech emergence. Each stage requires a different kind of activity building on the previous stage's development. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Comprehension, Educational Strategies
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Brown, James W. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1983
Approaches taken in the United States and France to use of visual pedagogy are compared and discussed. The necessity of integrating semiotic theory and visual pedagogy is underscored, a semiotic model of visual literacy and decoding is outlined, and some advertisements are analyzed, giving suggestions for teaching use. (MSE)
Descriptors: Advertising, Commercial Art, Comparative Education, Educational Theories
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Kamenew, Valentin V. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Discusses rules of pronunciation and grammar in French. Rules of spoken French are contrasted to those of traditional grammar. A visual method is suggested for teaching "oral grammar." (AM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, French, Grammar, Language Instruction
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Reish, Joseph G.; Reish, Helene Kudzia – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Describes the mounting of Ionesco's "La Lecon" through a group of junior high school students, and the subsequent videotaping of the performance for viewing by a large audience. Suggestions are given for using drama and videotapes in the language classroom. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Drama, Dramatic Play, French
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Vizmuller, Jana – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1980
Discusses the use of humor in the language classroom, and provides some sample activities in Italian. (AM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Humor, Italian
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Cohen, Avraham – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Proposes the use of an analysis of synonyms as a method for contributing to the development of cognitive skills in culturally deprived children. (AM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Disadvantaged, Disadvantaged Youth, Elementary Education
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Willerman, Benne; Melvin, Bernice – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Discusses various experiments involving the teaching of vocabulary through the use of mnemonics, and describes an experiment which sought to test the effectiveness of the mnemonic method in acquiring writing skills in the foreign vocabulary. (AM)
Descriptors: Experiments, French, Language Instruction, Language Research
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Arthurs, J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Proposes a method to be used in the language laboratory to develop audiolingual skills and at the same time give the student an active role in the use of the laboratory. (AM)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Listening Skills
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Eppert, Franz; Kuepper, Karl J. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents a language teaching method designed to increase communicative competence through an application of speech act theory and the use of dialogs and the source language. (AM)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Conversational Language Courses, Dialogs (Language), Discourse Analysis
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Quillard, Genevieve – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Presents a method, based on a contrastive analysis, for teaching English-speaking students of French how to express concepts of motion in the target language. (AM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, English, French, Grammar
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Urbancic, Anne – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Reports on a pilot project which used an imaginary tour of an Italian city as the basis for conversation exercises. (AM)
Descriptors: Conversational Language Courses, Higher Education, Italian, Language Instruction
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Wood, Richard E. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Describes how the use of stamps from francophone and other countries may be an adjunct to the teaching of French language and culture. (AM)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Educational Media, Foreign Culture
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Berwald, Jean-Pierre – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Describes a method used to identify and correct errors made by French Canadian learners of English, studying at a total-immersion summer program. (AM)
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), Immersion Programs, Interference (Language)
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Danesi, Marcel – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Discusses the use of puzzles as supplementary activity in the language classroom. (AM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, Instructional Materials, Language Instruction
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Hammerly, Hector – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
Examines various approaches to the teaching of word meanings in the second language classroom, including the use of translation, visual aids, and direct methods. (AM)
Descriptors: Definitions, Dictionaries, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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