The Role Of Valuing Participation On Risk-Taking In Grade 8 Boys In The French-As-A-Second-Language Classroom

  • Adaptability (2017-18)

In October 2017, a second-language core French class of eighteen Grade 8 boys participated in a four-week data collection period where they engaged in a variety of communicative-based tasks in class. The boys were encouraged to participate in the target language as often as possible while we observed their behaviours and interactions in relation to risk-taking and participation, even when not fully confident with their oral French-language skills.