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Weinberg, Alysse; Knoerr, Helene; Vandergrift, Larry – CALICO Journal, 2011
This paper reports on the piloting of podcasts created to support Anglophone French Immersion (FI) students in academic listening. The authors developed a series of seven English language podcasts grounded in metacognitive and L2 listening theory to provide FI students with strategies to enhance L2 listening ability and note-taking skills for…
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Group Discussion, Focus Groups, Listening Skills
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Peters, Martine; Weinberg, Alysse; Sarma, Nandini; Frankoff, Mary – CALICO Journal, 2011
This article presents student perceptions about different types of web-based activities used to seek information for French language learning. Group interviews were conducted with 71 students in five Canadian universities to elicit data on their use of the Internet for information-seeking activities. These students use the Web for three main…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Information Seeking, French, Learning Activities
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Weinberg, Alysse – CALICO Journal, 2007
In previous publications the author reported on the use of a website dedicated to French songs for an advanced French comprehension course at the university level. The present article analyzes web-tracking data captured from the website over two terms--fall 2003 and winter 2004. The variations in the amount of time students spent working on the…
Descriptors: Internet, French, Gender Differences, Web Sites
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Weinberg, Alysse – CALICO Journal, 2005
The "Les Chansons de la francophonie" web site is based on French songs and was developed using HTML and JavaScript for the advanced French Comprehension Course at the Second Language Institute of the University of Ottawa. These interactive listening activities include true-false and multiple-choice questions, fill in the blanks,…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Listening Comprehension, Listening, Internet
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Weinberg, Alysse; Knoerr, Helene – CALICO Journal, 2003
Describes a two phase experiment that was conducted at the university of Ottawa using audiocassettes and multimedia while teaching French, specifically French phonetics, intonation, and pronunciation, to a group of low-intermediate level language students. Looks at whether receptive and productive skills are influenced by the explicit teaching of…
Descriptors: Audiotape Recordings, Computer Assisted Instruction, French, Intonation
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Weinberg, Alysse – CALICO Journal, 2002
Illustrates the advantages and difficulties of using multimedia in the second language French classroom from the point of view of both the teacher and the learners. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Foreign Countries