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What's Language Got to do with it? An Exploration into the Learning Environment of Quebec's Classes d'Accueil
Comparative and international education
This article stems from an on-going qualitative study of the 'environment' of Montreal's elementary level welcome classes for new immigrant students (classes d'accueil), including teachers' language attitudes and actual language practices in the classroom. Since the official language of instruction in Quebec is French, the classe d'accueil provides a unique setting for exploring many issues: how teachers look upon the linguistic and cultural diversity of their learners; how teachers negotiatedoi:10.5206/cie-eci.v39i3.9165 fatcat:fymtebxm4fdf5ipp4hy63inwri