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Rivers, Wilga M. – Babel, 1988
Ten principles of interactive language teaching and learning link language pedagogy today with that of fifty years ago. Topics discussed include: (1) student as language learner; (2) language learning and teaching; (3) classroom communication; (4) knowledge and control of language; (5) testing; and (6) scope of language teaching. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Communication, Classroom Environment, Communicative Competence (Languages)
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Barnett, Jenny – Babel: Australia, 1998
Explains how education is essentially about expanding students' literacies by developing sets of social practices that help them understand and participate in different social worlds, describing how to expand literacies through a Hispanic influence across the curriculum and how to increase the Hispanic influence through structural variations in…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Literacy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Backhouse, A. E. – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1985
Argues in favor of introducing the informal style before the formal style in general Japanese language courses. Presents the pedagogical arguments under three headings: sociolinguistic, linguistic, and psycholinguistic. Suggests that the learning sequence should be (1) simple "futsuutai" sentences; (2) complex "futsuutai" sentences; and (3)…
Descriptors: Japanese, Psycholinguistics, Second Language Instruction, Sequential Learning
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Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1985
The first article discusses three types of pair work activities in language classes: (1) role play, (2) "social interaction," and (3) "information gap." The second article describes semiscripted dialogues and dialogues that indicate the structure and direction of the discourse, but allow the speakers to improvise their language as they proceed.…
Descriptors: Class Activities, Dialogs (Language), Learning Activities, Listening Comprehension
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Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1985
Describes two teaching techniques for the foreign language classroom. The first involves the use of magazine pictures and simple drama techniques. The second, known as "task listening," asks students to listen only for certain things in a text and to carry out tasks such as completing maps, diaries, order forms, etc. (SED)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Dramatic Play, Group Activities
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Ozerov, Lev – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1979
Describes the curriculum for training professional literary translators used at the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow. (AM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Higher Education, Literature
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Maillot, Jean – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1978
Discusses paronyms, with reference to translation, and related forms such as synonyms, polysemes, and false cognates. (AM)
Descriptors: Definitions, English, Etymology, French
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Bangs, Christopher – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Association, 1988
Students of a foreign language can use cartoons to hone their listening and speaking skills, widen their vocabulary, and improve their knowledge of syntax, grammar, and semantics of a language. Activities using cartoons include: (1) gap filling: (2) caption insertion and strip sequencing; (3) caption invention and story writing; (4) comprehension…
Descriptors: Captions, Cartoons, Class Activities, Cloze Procedure
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Gelman, Manuel – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1983
Discusses the importance of setting standards, motivating students, and using relevant instructional materials and innovative teaching techniques if second language study is to be enjoyable for the student. Examples are restricted to French but can be adapted for any language. (EKN)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, French, Instructional Materials, Second Language Instruction
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Anderson, Jonathan – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1984
Considers some possibilities for using computers in foreign language instruction and in teaching English as a second language. Looks at three modes in which the computer may be used: as tutor, tool, and tutee. Demonstrates uses of some of the available software in each of these modes. (SED)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Drills (Practice), Educational Games
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Witton, Niclas – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1984
Classifies several kinds of readily available foreign language computer programs. Most of the programs fall into either game/activity or testing categories. In all the programs, feedback to the student who has made an error is limited. Sees the computer as a specific information resource in self-directed learning programs. (SED)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Games, Evaluation
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Richardson, Joanna P. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1979
Discusses the importance of all forms of nonverbal communication in the teaching of foreign languages, including body language, paralinguistics, cross cultural understanding, and visual aids in teaching. (AM)
Descriptors: Body Language, Classroom Communication, Cross Cultural Training, Language Instruction
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Clutterbuck, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1979
Discusses some ways in which computer technology can benefit the language teacher. (AM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Grammar, Language Instruction
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Stanton, H. E. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1978
Discusses the Lozanov Method of teaching foreign languages developed by Lozanov in Bulgaria. This method (also known as Suggestopedia) uses various techniques such as physical relaxation exercises, mental concentration, classical music, and ego-enhancing suggestions. (CFM)
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Language Instruction, Learning Activities, Learning Processes