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Makin, Laurie; Wilmott, Guiseppina – Babel: Australia, 1998
Sociodramatic play, which combines role play and dramatization, is suitable for elementary and secondary language classrooms. It is learner centered and caters to varying language abilities. Children draw upon their existing experiences as the basis for their play. Teacher input is essential. The paper examines advantages and disadvantages of this…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Cultural Influences, Dramatic Play, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cincotta, Madeline Strong – Babel: Australia, 1998
Outlines the preferred learning styles of students studying second languages, offering suggestions for their application in second-language classrooms. The paper describes the right-brain/left-brain theory and how the two brain hemispheres are involved in learning; presents four classroom strategies (diversification, contextualization,…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education
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Steele, Ross – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1981
Suggests that students in French classes are not given enough practice in using numbers. Offers several suggestions, activities, and texts to help increase comprehension. (EKN)
Descriptors: French, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Numbers
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Gelman, Manuel – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1981
Describes some of the books that are available to help make French study interesting and fun. (EKN)
Descriptors: French, Second Language Instruction, Textbooks
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Gold, David L. – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1986
Reviews issues to be considered in determining the order of meanings for a lexeme in a dictionary entry and compares techniques for deciding order. Types of ordering include importance, frequency, logical ordering, dominant meaning, syntactic, and historical. (MSE)
Descriptors: Classification, Definitions, Dictionaries, Lexicography
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Richards, David – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1985
Assuming that multilingualism is a precondition for cross-cultural sensitivity, discusses ways to introduce foreign languages into the primary school. These are (1) by integrating the language with other subjects; (2) by teaching it as a discrete subject; and (3) by teaching it in a bilingual program. (SED)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Cultural Awareness, Elementary Education, FLES
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Ingram, D. E. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1984
Focuses on basic principles that can be followed in planning a language course, by observing examples from a course designed to teach English as a second language to newly arrived adult migrants in Australia. In addition, the importance of identifying both long-term goals and immediate objectives is stressed, in terms of communicative proficiency…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Communicative Competence (Languages), Cultural Context, Curriculum Development
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Cunningham, Denis – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1984
Discusses the use of computers in schools and presents the factors to be considered before buying a school computer. Presents ways in which computers can be used in language instruction to teach reading, writing, listening, and speaking, to test, to translate, and to impart cultural information. (SED)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Assisted Testing, Computers, Language Skills
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Zammit, Susan – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1984
Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of using computer programs in foreign language instruction and what factors to consider in choosing quality software programs that are relevant to the school's educational criteria and the needs of the students. These factors include computer talents, program style, and program personality. (SED)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Guidelines, Second Language Instruction
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Joy, Barrie; And Others – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1983
Discusses selected aspects of understanding spoken foreign language within the parameters of a suggested model of listening comprehension. Suggests some educational strategies in accordance with the proposed model and indicates some of the ways in which computer-assisted learning might help to develop listening comprehension. (EKN)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Listening Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods
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Moore, John – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1980
Gives a brief description of the features of Esperanto: phonetic spelling, a regular grammar with no exceptions to rules, an international vocabulary with a rule for adding new words, and a word-building system making full use of affixes. (Author/MES)
Descriptors: Artificial Languages, Descriptive Linguistics, Grammar, Phoneme Grapheme Correspondence