Janet M. Poyen (M.A., University of Calgary) is an inservice instructor in the Faculty of Education, University of Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
French Instruction in Elementary and Secondary Schools: The Canadian Experience
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1993 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 26, Issue 1, pages 63–73, March 1993
How to Cite
Poyen, J. M. (1993), French Instruction in Elementary and Secondary Schools: The Canadian Experience. Foreign Language Annals, 26: 63–73. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1993.tb01151.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
ABSTRACT This article reports on the results of the National Core French Study(NCFS), a comprehensive research and development project undertaken throughout Canada between 1984 and 1990. It First reviews the four syllabuses - Communicative/fiperiential, Language, Culture, and Genernl Language Education - developed for the multidimensional curriculum model proposed by the NCFS. Strategies for student evaluation are discussed. Finally, it describes a possible instructional model ior French second language teaching, based on the experience of teachers who have attempted to incorporate the research results into their classroom practice.