Second language

Speaking for Excellence: Language Competencies for Effective Teaching Practice (2013)

This document is housed on the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) server.

This report is part of a long-term project aimed at developing tools to assess the language competencies of internationally educated applicants for teacher certification in Canada.

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2014-03-20

Portfolios to Assess Literacy and Second Language (2011)

An Annotated Bibliography

The author notes that the practice of using portfolios for second-language teaching has increased in popularity while, almost simultaneously, there has been a rise in the use of similar frameworks in the field of literacy. However, there is little collaboration between practitioners in each of the two fields.

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2011-06-28

Global Trends in Language Learning in the 21st Century (2010)

The author has analysed recent research in order to identify current and emerging trends in language education and has concluded that the focus on language education in the twenty-first century is no longer on grammar, memorization and learning from rote, but rather using language and cultural knowledge as a means to communicate and connect to others around the globe.

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2011-01-18

Literacy through E-learning: The Second Language Learning Café at the Bank of Canada (2002)

This case study by The Conference Board of Canada (http://www.conferenceboard.ca) looks at the Bank of Canada's Second Language Learning Café. The Café was developed in-house by the Bank as a personal computer support mechanism to solve a major second-language training challenge. It includes a comprehensive series of work-related language exercises for both English and French as second languages.

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2008-11-19

Towards Understanding Business, Labour and Sector Council Needs and Challenges Related to Enhanced Language Training (2004)

Final Report

This is a report on a development project conducted by the Canadian Labour and Business Centre relating to Citizenship and Immigration Canada's (CIC) Enhanced Language Training initiative. This initiative falls under CIC's Immigrant Settlement and Adaptation Program and aims to provide high-level or job-specific language training to immigrants.

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2008-07-08

Strangers in a Strange Land: Teachers' Beliefs About Teaching and Learning French as a Second Language in Online Learning Environments (2000)

This study first aims to profile the beliefs of teachers of French as a second and foreign language (FSFL) about teaching and learning in online learning environments (OLEs). Secondly, it aims to understand in what ways the beliefs reflect the evolution of approaches, learning theories and use of technology in the teaching of FSFL throughout the past century.

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2006-06-11

Second Language Students in Canadian Literacy Programs: Current Issues and Concerns (1997)

The aim of this project was to examine the current situation in Canada and to make recommendations concerning possible areas of future research. The project was divided into three main research stages. First, a literature review on the area of second language literacy was conducted. Second, survey tools were developed, and a small number of practitioners were interviewed. Third, recommendations concerning future research were drafted.

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2002-07-29
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