Second language curriculum renewal
The National Core French Study, a 3-year Canadian project in progress
Many different patterns of curriculum design have been proposed in recent years. Few of them have gone beyond the drawing board and been implemented in language programs. The Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers, which has recognized as a particular current Canadian problem, the teaching of French in non-immersion settings throughout Canada (so-called ‘Core French’), has launched a three-year project to improve the teaching of Core French through curriculum renewal. The project has adopted one such syllabus design model, that of a multidimensional second language curriculum. The project operates through six task forces and several regional committees. The paper/symposium is concerned with aspects of the rationale of the project, the design and rationale of the curriculum, the
Published online: 01 January 1988
Duplantie, M., R. LeBlanc and R. Tremblay
(1987) Proposition d’un cadre general pour l’elaboration du syllabus langue. Working paper of the Language Task Force, National Core French Study of the Canadian Association of Second Language Teachers.
Rubin, J. and I. Thompson
Stern, H. H.
van Ek, T.