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Sussex, Roland – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1984
Discusses some aspects of computer-assisted instruction, particularly in computer-aided language learning. Argues that computers will continue to provide enough resources for varied language teaching but that they will be useless in language instruction unless lessons are created that bring the computer and the teacher into close educational…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Educational Technology, Second Language Instruction
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Temple, Elizabeth – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1986
Discusses the many possible applications of video in the foreign language classroom for the development of students' listening comprehension and language acquisition skills. Ways to focus on this aspect of classroom video use are described, and examples of question types (in French) are presented. (CB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), French, Listening Comprehension, Second Language Learning
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Chamberlain, Alan – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1985
Summarizes the report on Australian language policy that begins by commenting on the purposes of language study and then examines the best age to begin learning a second language. It also discusses language teaching methodology, bilingual programs, the teaching of languages at the primary and secondary levels, and the quality of language programs.…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, English Instruction, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction
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Martin, Anne L. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1985
Discusses the concept of graded language levels (GLL) and three distinguishing features of the Australian situation that must be taken into account when importing this concept from Great Britain. Describes the English (GOML) and the Scottish (GLAFLL) variants of graded language levels. Offers suggestions for designing a GLL package for Australia.…
Descriptors: Achievement Rating, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Grading
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Clyne, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1983
A recently developed primary school German immersion program for a German community is described and its development from Canadian examples is discussed. The program is a composite of immersion, bilingual, and second language models. Early reaction is highly favorable, although the program will not be fully evaluated for a few years. (MSE)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education Programs, Educational Demand, Foreign Countries, German
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Cohen, Gerry – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1983
German poems chosen for inclusion in high school second language curriculum in Brisbane and Sydney, Australia are presented along with suggestions for classroom activities, analysis, and discussion. Student reactions to the poems, both conventional and unconventional, are examined. (MSE)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, German
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Deane, John – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1983
During a merger, an Australian high school was designated as specializing in foreign languages and developed a program consisting of six languages (French, German, Italian, Modern Greek, Latin, and Mandarin Chinese). The program is described, focusing on admission policies, testing procedures, program design and administration, facilities, and…
Descriptors: Admission (School), Educational Facilities, Foreign Countries, French
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Ingram, David E. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1983
Outlines national language policy for Australia, taking into account the culturally, ethnically, and linguistically diverse society, as well as role of English and uses of other languages in the community. Since English is the dominant language, all citizens and permanent residents have a right to learn it to level of proficiency that meets their…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups, Foreign Countries
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Birch, Gary – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1983
Advocates national policy of multiculturalism and multilingualism, acquired through cohesive use of a common language (English) spoken by all Australians, yet retaining and incorporating the more than 20 major languages presently in use. Suggests provisions for efficient teaching of English and encouragement of all other community languages,…
Descriptors: Arabic, Bilingualism, Chinese, Czech
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McMeniman, Marilyn M. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers Associations, 1983
States that the major challenge for language educators and educational policymakers is how to implement a national language policy in Australia. Suggests avoiding past mistakes, such as the adoption of a major educational innovation without the concurrent development of the training of personnel, the development of necessary curricular resources…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Educational Policy, English (Second Language), Ethnic Groups