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McCracken, Donald; Strazds, Andris E. – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1980
Reviews the background of the "TARGET Project for Aids to Translation," its current facilities, and its goals. Describes the system's central feature as an interactive, multilingual terminology database intended to eliminate time wasted in researching unknown terms and to facilitate final document production, study of person-machine…
Descriptors: Databases, Display Systems, Glossaries, Interpreters
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Ronai, Paulo – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1980
Describes the activities and growth of ABRATES (Brazilian Translators Association). This association, although private in character and financed by members' dues, has gained government recognition, has helped to organize courses for translators, and has taken the first steps to protect the rights of the translator, demanding appropriate labor…
Descriptors: Cultural Exchange, Directories, Higher Education, International Programs
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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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Kufnerova, Zlata – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1985
In recognition of the value of cultures with languages that are not commonly spoken, the Czech and Slovak publishing industries have a long-standing policy of making available literary works translated from dozens of languages other than "world" languages, contributing to international cultural understanding and appreciation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Czech, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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Kinder, John – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1985
Reviews some of the research on listening comprehension and defines listening skills, such as comprehension of key points and "chunking." Describes an exercise using authentic oral and written material that is intended to develop reflective skills and suggests ways in which the exercise may be adapted for various learning levels. (SED)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Listening Skills
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Redhead, Noreen – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1985
Relates and compares two successful approaches to the teaching of the Indonesian language and culture at two high schools in Canberra, Australia. Describes the organizational differences between the two schools; the design, structure, method and implementation of the two programs; and the advantages and disadvantages of both. (SED)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Core Curriculum, Cultural Awareness, Elective Courses
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Machalias, Ruth – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Examines a number of techniques and strategies in the foreign-language classroom likely to encourage acquisition through formation of associations, in particular semantic networking systems, that exist in the native speaker's mental lexicon. (GLR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Language Acquisition, Native Speakers, Second Language Instruction
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Ritter, Pat – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Examines the German version of an experiment to enhance the learning of a foreign language; specifically, the strategy requires not using any English at all in the classroom, but to use the target language in all matters concerning every lesson. (GLR)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, German, Immersion Programs, Instructional Innovation
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Cincotta, Madeleine Strong – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
A description of a secondary school Italian course using literature and film as teaching resources illustrate how the use of a communicative approach can foster the natural integration and development of listening, understanding, speaking, reading, and writing skills. (two references) (CB)
Descriptors: Foreign Language Books, Foreign Language Films, Italian, Language Enrichment
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Pavis, Jose – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Describes ongoing classroom research regarding the effectiveness of a task-based learning experiment for teaching French to first year college students, concluding that results so far indicate that task-based learning can be effective, with attention to such individual variables as autonomy, competency level, student investment, and learning…
Descriptors: Classroom Research, College Students, French, Heterogeneous Grouping
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Stone, Ronald – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Explores how the incorporation of literature study can be easily achieved in foreign language study and enrich foreign language learning, describing one particular method that quickly and actively involved students in reflecting on a German short story through brief readings and exploratory questions. (CB)
Descriptors: Content Area Reading, German, German Literature, High Schools
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Docker, Julie – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Presents two-role scenarios involving persons with conflicting needs or interests to enhance foreign language students' strategic intervention language skills in realistic situations. The scenarios not only encourage students to think through strategies to resolve a problem or conflict but also use their language skills to communicate effectively…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Competence, Italian, Language Enrichment, Oral Language
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Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Discusses variations on the theme of personal identity that can be used in second-language instruction. Suggested techniques include "role-playing" using I.D. cards containing simple information such as name, age and physical characteristics and variations of "20 questions," where students must guess a mystery person's "identity" by asking…
Descriptors: Group Dynamics, Pretend Play, Role Playing, Second Language Instruction
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Aitken, Maureen-Mary – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Discusses the need for the use of literature as a resource in the LOTE classroom, and examines the poem "Dejeuner du Matin" by Jacques Prevert as an example of a rich source of thought-provoking language and how language is arranged. (GLR)
Descriptors: Instructional Materials, Literature Appreciation, Poetry, Second Language Instruction
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Muir, Barrie – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Association, 1989
Suggestions for motivating students in the language classroom include encouraging students' self-confidence in their abilities; setting realistic goals that do not push students past their maximum capacity; recognizing students' outstanding achievements; and reassessing and incorporating new ideas into classroom techniques and environment. (CB)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Cultural Awareness, Language Enrichment
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