Bilingualism

French-Immersion education in Canada (2007)

Lessons in Learning – May 17, 2007

In Canada, French-English bilingualism carries economic and cultural benefits. As well, studies have shown that bilingualism offers cognitive benefits.

French immersion is one of several French as a Second Language (FSL) program options available in elementary and secondary schools across Canada. Immersion programs vary according to the age of first French instruction, and the intensity of French instruction.

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2013-01-31

Parlez-vous français? The advantages of bilingualism in Canada (2008)

Lessons in Learning – October 16, 2008

Research has shown that being bilingual confers many cognitive benefits, including diminishing the effects of aging on the brain. In Canada, being able to function in both English and French can also have economic benefits.

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2012-06-07

Building a strong foundation: Considerations to support thriving bilingualism in Nunavut (2009)

This paper summarizes results from the Nunavut Literacy Council’s literature review and field research on bilingual (English and Inuit) language development in Nunavut.

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2009-11-09

Making the Links: Language Acquisition and Literacy Development in the Inuit Language - Workshop Proceedings (2009)

This document summarizes the proceedings of a workshop held in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, in February 2009 to discuss Inuit language acquisition and literacy development. The workshop, organized by the Nunavut Literacy Council (NLC), brought together researchers, policy-makers and community groups representing Inuit language issues from Nunavut, the Northwest Territories (NWT), Nunavik (Northern Quebec) and Labrador.

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2009-11-09

Effective Techniques and Tools for Immigrant Deaf and Hard of Hearing Adults in Bilingual and Bicultural Literacy Programs: A Practitioner Research Project for Practical Results (2008)

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This report contains the findings and recommendations of a project aimed at identifying effective tools and approaches for teaching immigrant deaf and hard of hearing adults in bilingual, bicultural (American Sign Language (ASL) and English) literacy programs.

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2009-07-15

Building on our Competencies: (2005)

Canadian Results of the International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey

This report presents the results of the 2003 International Adult Literacy and Skills Survey (IALSS) that measured the proficiencies in literacy, numeracy and problem solving of the Canadian population. It shows the skills distributions of the population of each of the ten provinces and three territories and of specific subpopulations, such as immigrants, Aboriginal peoples and minority language groups.

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2006-01-20
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