PROMOTING LANGUAGE AND INTEGRATION IN QUEBEC: THE ROLE OF GROUP WORK IN L2 TEACHING AND LEARNING - Research Proposal Example

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PROMOTING LANGUAGE AND INTEGRATION IN QUEBEC: THE ROLE OF GROUP WORK IN L2 TEACHING AND LEARNING

They bring with them different languages, cultures, races, educational backgrounds, histories, beliefs and traditions. Most natural-born Canadians are bilingual being conversant in both English and French. However, many of the immigrants who come to Canada do not speak English or French as a first language (Levin, 2008). Research Problem Levin (2008) reports in the last decade, immigrants who come to Canada are not as successful as those who arrived before them. Although they may have been well-educated in their home countries, Canada has been more stringent in recognizing their educational and labor-market credentials. In effect, the immigrants become unable to use their professional credentials gained from their countries. One great factor that deters them from being employed is their inability to speak fluently in English or French. The common solution for these immigrants is just to go back to the provinces where they are more comfortable speaking in their first language. If the goal for these immigrants is to progress in their lives in a foreign land, they should be able to adapt to their host country by learning a second language, specifically, English. The problem lies in what methods are effective for these immigrants to learn their second language considering their various cultures. ...
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Proposal Introduction In a global setting where people from different countries inevitably get together for different purposes, inter-cultural practices and communication styles must be considered if harmony, growth and development are aimed for. One example of a multicultural society is Canada…
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