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Marriott, Helen – Babel: Australia, 1994
Discusses measures language teachers can use to maintain and develop their communicative language ability. Introduces strategies teachers can adopt and mentions ways in which educational systems and universities can assist teachers. The model presented is relevant to teachers of any language. (13 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Communicative Competence (Languages), Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Smedley, Lea – Babel: Australia, 1994
This paper acknowledges the efforts of classroom teachers in preparing the next generation of language teachers; compares the roles of classroom and university teachers sharing the task of assisting a beginning teacher; and encourages teachers involved in teacher education to continue their involvement and invite others to join them. (three…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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McKay, Penny – Babel: Australia, 1994
Describes a study of the teaching of junior secondary French in Queensland schools. The key questions in the study regarding how communicative Australians are and should be are considered through empirical data collected in four junior secondary French classes over two years. The study involved observation and analysis of classroom interaction.…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Communicative Competence (Languages), Data Collection, Foreign Countries
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Martin, Anne – Babel: Australia, 1994
Australian enrollment statistics support the general trend that boys are more likely than girls to discontinue their study of languages and less likely to excel in the language class. The article argues that language teachers need to promote language learning for boys and work proactively on developing teaching methods that will suit boys and…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends
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Kirkpatrick, Andy – Babel: Australia, 1995
States that the difficult Asian languages such as modern standard Chinese, Japanese and Korean, should not be taught in primary or lower secondary schools to non-background speakers of those languages, that is, those whose mother tongue is related to the language being learned. Maintains that time should be spent in primary and secondary schools…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Chinese, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design
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Viney, Judy; Kennett, Belinda – Babel: Australia, 1995
Describes a study in which Australian high school learners of Japanese were given the opportunity to practice their communicative skills with native speakers. Students' performances were analyzed before and after a brief period of introspection. Results indicate that learners made few gains in terms of their own output although there was an…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
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Crawford, Jane – Babel: Australia, 1995
Explores the impact of a change in status in language programs and the culture of second language learning in Australian schools, particularly in light of declared goals such as a language other than English for all and the integration of language teaching and learning with Australia's external political and economic priorities. (32 references)…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Cognitive Processes, Economic Factors, Elementary Secondary Education
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De Courcy, Michele – Babel: Australia, 1995
Explores the language learning experiences of a class of adult learners of Chinese in Australia who were all teachers of English as a Second Language or a language other than English. The study examined the learners' response to their learning environment and their response to the target language. (nine references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Chinese, Data Analysis, Educational Environment
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Edwards, Bill – Babel: Australia, 1995
Argues that universities in Australia have done little to assist in the preservation of Aboriginal languages. The article maintains that provision by the government of adequate financial support to universities would enable them to make a significant contribution to the cause of saving endangered languages from extinction. (Author/CK) (17…
Descriptors: Australian Aboriginal Languages, Change Agents, Educational Finance, Foreign Countries
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Rockwell, Chris – Babel: Australia, 1995
Discusses a survey designed to ascertain parent and student attitudes regarding second-language learning in high school and to determine the popularity of Indonesian, if offered. Findings reveal that Japanese is the preferred language, parental attitude is important, cultural background greatly influences language preference and students…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
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Howell, Faith – Babel: Australia, 1995
Discusses views of former students of the faculty with respect to the Chinese language program at an Australian university, including their needs and expectations of the program, suggestions for improving the program and perceived successful features and views on how well the program prepares students for China-related business dealings and…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Case Studies, Chinese, College Students
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Babel: Australia, 1995
Provides a status report as of July 1995 of the Statement and Profile for languages in government education systems across Australia. The article summarizes the state of second-language education in Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Campbell, Anne – Babel: Australia, 1995
Discusses the linkage of quality with accountability in professional development programs in Australia, with specific reference to the effect on second-language teachers. The article notes that, since the introduction of the Statements and Profiles, the Australian government has stressed the need for cooperation between the various sectors…
Descriptors: Accountability, Change Agents, Cooperation, Educational Finance
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Endicott, Michelle – Babel: Australia, 1995
Describes a project trying to implement the nationally developed Curriculum Profile for languages in Australia from the vantage point of three teachers. Notes that the objectives of the project included highlighting teacher perceptions of the strengths and weaknesses of the profile, discovering difficulties experienced by teachers in applying the…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Liddicoat, Anthony – Babel: Australia, 1996
Identifies the stages in the development of language policy in Australia and notes that language issues are no longer considered central to a multicultural society. Argues that the underlying rationale for language policy has moved to the economic sphere and that policymakers must understand the nature of language learning. (19 references)…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Cultural Pluralism, Economic Factors, Foreign Countries
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