La pêche à Terre-Neuve : an instructional module for imparting lexical information with specific reference to the fishery as it is prosecuted along the coasts of Newfoundland

Goodridge, Alan Frederick (1982) La pêche à Terre-Neuve : an instructional module for imparting lexical information with specific reference to the fishery as it is prosecuted along the coasts of Newfoundland. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

In the light of the lack of materials on Newfoundland and Labrador, its people and its way of life, available to students in the classrooms of Newfoundland and Labrador, and especially in the French-as-a-second-language classrooms, the purpose of this project was to develop a module in French on one aspect of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador--its fishery. The objective of the module was primarily cognitive, and concentrated on the two passive skills of listening and reading. Using these skills, students would be provided with a basic vocabulary on the fishery, which they should be able to recognize in aural and written form. It was also hypothesized that students' attitudes towards French and learning French would improve as a result of being exposed to the module. -- To test the module, three classes were chosen, one regular grade XI class and two grade IX honours classes. A pretest was given to each class; the module was presented; a posttest was given. The data collected were analyzed and t-test for differences between means were applied. The major findings indicated that there was a significant difference between the means of the pretests and posttests for each grade on acquisition of the lexical items, but not on the attitudinal questionnaire. -- This type of module proved a reliable means of imparting information, but may not be helpful in improving the attitudes of students towards French.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7655
Item ID: 7655
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 39-40.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1982
Date Type: Submission
Geographic Location: Canada--Newfoundland and Labrador
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Fisheries--Newfoundland and Labrador

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