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Browett, Julie – Babel, 2003
While language teaching and learning offers students essential skills and understanding in the realm of intercultural competence, both students and teachers operate within the context of the wider curriculum. Primary language specialists, for instance, often work within a collaborative environment with their generalist classroom colleagues. In…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Cognitive Structures, Culture, Second Language Instruction
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Boss, Bettina; Jansen, Louise – Babel, 2003
Teachers like to believe that students learn what they are taught. Following up on research that questions this belief, a large-scale study of the acquisition of German as a foreign language by French-speaking school students in Geneva (DiGS, or "Deutsch in Genfer Schulen," "German in Geneva schools") further explored the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, German, French
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Parsons, Miriam – Babel, 2003
Highlights strategies and processes implemented across two schools as part of the Languages Focus Schools project in Australia. The intention was to improve outcomes for student learning in Spanish through a streamlined approach to programming, assessment, and transition from the first year of primary school to Grade 9, with a focus on the middle…
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2003
In addressing the theme of transition in learning languages, describes aspects of three projects. Data are drawn from the projects to highlight issues in context, culture, and communication and principles that support transition and continuity in learning languages. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Context Effect, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Purvis, Kathy; Ranaldo, Tracey – Babel, 2003
Describes a collaborative project whose goal was to explore ways to improve transition for students who have been learning a language in primary school for up to 7 years and choose to continue with this language when they enter high school. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Program Descriptions
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Hill, Kathryn – Babel, 2003
Discusses assessment of student language learning in relation to the transition from elementary to secondary level education in Australia. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Steigler-Peters, Susi; Moran, Wendy; Piccioli, Maria Teresa; Chesterton, Paul – Babel, 2003
Focuses on what has been learned from the implementation and evaluation of the Australian Language and Continuity Initiative (LCI) in relation to addressing transition issues in language education. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Articulation (Education), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Liddicoat, Anthony J. – Babel, 2002
Discusses the importance of teaching culture in the second language classroom. Examines the difference between teaching the static or dynamic view of culture. Focuses on intercultural language teaching and developing intercultural competence. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Interpersonal Competence, Second Language Instruction
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Beale, Jason – Babel, 2002
Summarizes the main criticisms aimed at English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) instruction in Japan. Each criticism is followed by a commentary that attempts to deconstruct the underlying cultural assumptions. Suggests that the frequent calls for the development of EFL from outside Japan need to respect the principles of cultural continuity.…
Descriptors: Cultural Differences, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Felix, Uschi – Babel, 2002
Presents a synthesis of the results of two research studies that examined he attitudes to Web-based language learning of primary, secondary, and tertiary students. Factors investigated include he following; students comfort. enjoyment, strategy strengths, learning styles, study preferences, and age and gender differences. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Cognitive Style, College Students, Elementary School Students
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Beale, Jason – Babel, 2002
Reviews the success of communicative language teaching in the context of language acquisition theory and research findings. Argues that a fairly limited use of communicative principles has been evident in popular treatments of lesson structure, content, and syllabus design. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Linguistic Theory, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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McCarthy, Brian – Babel, 2002
Discusses the role of grammar in foreign language learning and instruction at the beginning level in a university setting. Highlights grammar teaching in a basic French course at an Australian university, and relates what students in the course have learned about grammar. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Grammar, Higher Education
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Black, Paul; Goebel, Zane – Babel, 2002
Discusses the neglected area in the teaching of Indonesian, namely the social significance of Indonesian varieties vis-a-vis regional languages. Suggests using a multimedia teaching tool as a possible solution, and discusses how this relates to the multiliteracies approach to pedagogy. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Indonesian, Multimedia Instruction, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Nakayama, Tomoko – Babel, 2002
Reports results of a study that looked at the attitudes of students learning to write in Japanese a s a foreign language. Suggests that, despite the challenge composition writing presented to the students and their occasional frustrations over their limited linguistic skills, they felt writing to be an effective means of self expression,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Japanese, Questionnaires
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Carr, Jo – Babel, 2002
Examines why boys do not study languages in Australia. Focuses on what boys themselves are thinking and what their perceptions of their relationship with languages are. Looks at boys specific attitudes toward language learning, what they perceive to be the relevance of language learning, and what their perceptions are of the profile of language in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Enrollment, Males, Relevance (Education)
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