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Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education (New Perspectives on Language and Education)

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  • ISBN-13: 9781783090297
  • Publisher: Multilingual Matters
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2013
  • Pages: 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.47 x 8.27 x 5.83 inches


Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes that have made the French language classroom a more complex place. Focusing on inclusion and language maintenance, the chapters discuss how a multilingual population can add the two official languages to their repertoire whilst maintaining their languages of origin/heritage; how the revitalization of Indigenous languages can best be supported in the language classroom, and how students with disabilities can be helped to successfully learn languages.

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