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de Llano-Neilley, Lola M. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Association, 1989
Discusses the advantages of using video materials in teaching Spanish at an intermediate level, where there are typically several levels of language knowledge and ability. Such materials improve students' ability to understand language context, listening comprehension, discussion skills, and awareness of different uses of language. (CB)
Descriptors: Films, Instructional Materials, Language Enrichment, Listening Comprehension
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Chamberlain, Alan – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Association, 1989
Describes the use of a grid survey activity to promote natural communication in the second-language classroom. The surveys, which elicit descriptive information from students, can be easily adapted to several themes and subjects, are easy to design, can be used with low- or high-proficiency students, and can be used to provide feedback to students…
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Learning Activities, Oral Language
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Mitchell, Anita – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Examines in broad terms the Science with Japanese Program at Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, and evaluates the success of this program in terms of academic achievement and relevance to future employment. (12 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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de Courcy, Michele – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Addresses common questions about immersion-type language programs in Australia through interviews with 18 immersion program students. An explanation is given of what goes on in an immersion program; and student comments regarding the program's knowledge, academic, cultural, social, and general aspects are provided. (six references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immersion Programs, Interviews, Program Descriptions
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Wajnryb, Ruth – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Describes an activity that can help refine and develop the skill of scanning, that is, reading a text to locate a particular piece of information. The activity involves analyzing two texts: the first is the original, and the second is a shortened, slightly inaccurate "battered" version of the first. (GLR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Content Area Reading, Educational Methods, Skill Development
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Louie, Kam; And Others – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Addresses problems posed by native speakers in Chinese courses and an Australian university's attempts to meet students' needs, including identifying and directing native speakers away from courses designed for nonnative speakers and a special purpose course for those native speakers who do not necessarily have a unified language experience. (CB)
Descriptors: Chinese, College Second Language Programs, College Students, Foreign Countries
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Kutash, Gary – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Discusses a new language curriculum model called the "merry-go-round model," which involves the use of levels rather than courses. By emphasizing skill acquisition rather than course completion, this system allows individual progression and groups students according to their level of skill development. Assessment in this program is…
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Language Acquisition, Language Proficiency, Language Skills
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Chappell, Eric – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Discusses the use of Jiejing, a computer program that offers the learner several features that enhance both recognition and production skills in the learning of Chinese and Japanese in Australia. Students learn to produce common expressions and to discriminate the distinctive features of the new sound systems. (GLR)
Descriptors: Chinese, Computer Software, Distinctive Features (Language), Foreign Countries
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Berthold, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Association, 1989
Describes the rationale, content, goals, and initial results of an Australian high school's French immersion program. Factors cited in the program's success include strong parental support and a generally supportive school and community environment. (CB)
Descriptors: English, Foreign Countries, French, High Schools
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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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Garner, Mark; Collins, Peter – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1980
Reports on the results and implications of a study intended to discover the causes of students' resistance to learning grammar as a subject. The study was based on an optional course in traditional grammar for second-year education students preparing to become English teachers. (MES)
Descriptors: Elective Courses, English, English Teacher Education, Grammar
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Spicer, A. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1981
Describes a pilot scheme for the Early Teaching of Modern Languages (ETML). Four points are discussed: (1) the aims and organization of the Pilot Scheme; (2) the limitations of the scheme and implications for ETML in general; (3) current developments in Britain; and (4) implications for the future of ETML. (PJM)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Children, FLES, French
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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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