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What Schools Can Do in Second Languages [microform] / Walter A. Lazaruk
Bib ID 5352077
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Lazaruk, Walter A
Description [Washington, D.C.]] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1978 
14 p. 

Current educational research and possible directions for the improvement of second language education in schools are discussed in the light of current Canadian political and economic influences. The Ontario Ministry of Education has proposed three levels of proficiency in French as reasonable objectives to be achieved by secondary schools in their different programs. The basic level which would include basic conversational skills and some knowledge of French-speaking people and culture could be attained in 1,380 instructional hours through an improved regular program. The middle level, aimed at providing students with a good working knowledge of French, could be attained after 2,400 instructional hours in an "extended program," that is, a combination of instruction in French and one subject taught in French. A third level, which would enable the student to function easily in most communication situations, could be attained after 5,310 instructional hours in an immersion program. Based on the assumption that the same level of bilingualism is neither possible nor necessary for all students, the three levels and corresponding programs are suggested to school districts as possible alternatives. The programs are discussed with reference to cost, need, educational value, time available, methodology, student needs and attitudes. (AMH)


ERIC Note: Some parts of document may not reproduce clearly.

Alberta Modern Language Journal, v16 n3 p6-18 Spr 1978.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Bilingualism.  |  Communicative Competence (Languages)  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Educational Objectives.  |  Educational Research.  |  Elementary Secondary Education.  |  French.  |  Immersion Programs.  |  Instructional Improvement.  |  Language Attitudes.  |  Language Instruction.  |  Language Learning Levels.  |  Language of Instruction.  |  Language Proficiency.  |  Language Programs.  |  Language Skills.  |  Modern Language Curriculum.  |  Official Languages.  |  Program Development.  |  Second Language Learning.  |  Student Attitudes.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Alberta Canada
Form/genre Journal Articles.
Other authors/contributors Alberta Teachers Association, Edmonton. Modern Language Council
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