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Reeves, Gay – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1980
Discusses recent trends in the field of adult language instruction in which the focus is on the individual. Individual learning strategies are discussed, with emphasis on formal practice, functional practice, inferencing, and monitoring. It is noted that adults need help in overcoming the insecurity they feel in foreign language learning. (PJM)
Descriptors: Adult Learning, Adults, Cognitive Style, Individual Differences
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Chamberlain, Alan – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1980
Discusses the teaching of French in high schools and colleges, attempting to evaluate the methods, courses, and techniques which have appeared recently as well as those which are likely to appear soon. Describes a new "pragmatic" approach to the aduio-visual method which stresses communication activities. (MES)
Descriptors: Audiovisual Instruction, Communicative Competence (Languages), French, Higher Education
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Gelman, Manuel – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1980
Discusses the scope and potential of an advanced course where the whole syllabus is built around the theme of French cooking. Shows how this central theme can be linked to French history, literature, geography, art and society. (MES)
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Area Studies, Course Content, Cultural Traits
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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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Garner, Mark – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1979
Reports on an experiment in native speaker judgement of acceptability, designed to test the acceptability of variations on the time-manner-place order in German adverbs. Implications for teaching German are drawn. (AM)
Descriptors: Adverbs, German, Grammar, Language Instruction
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Richardson, Joanna P. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1979
Discusses the importance of all forms of nonverbal communication in the teaching of foreign languages, including body language, paralinguistics, cross cultural understanding, and visual aids in teaching. (AM)
Descriptors: Body Language, Classroom Communication, Cross Cultural Training, Language Instruction
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Clutterbuck, Michael – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1979
Discusses some ways in which computer technology can benefit the language teacher. (AM)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational Technology, Grammar, Language Instruction
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Kenwood, Alun – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1979
Reviews "The Oxford Companion to Spanish Literature," edited by Philip Ward and published by Oxford University Press (1978). The work is compared to two other similar materials. (AM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Classical Literature, Literary Genres, Literary History
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Blake, Barry – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1979
Reviews "Approaches to Language," edited by William C. McCormak and Stephen A. Wurm, published by Mouton (1978). The volume contains 29 papers presented to a subsession of the Language in Anthropology general session of the Ninth International Congress of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences, held in Chicago in 1973. (AM)
Descriptors: Anthropological Linguistics, Book Reviews, Conference Reports, Descriptive Linguistics
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Gelman, Manual – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1979
Reviews three publications, by Larousse, with content relevant to French culture and civilization and suitable for use with students of French. (AM)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, Cultural Education, Cultural Influences, Elementary Secondary Education
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Cincotta, Madeleine Strong – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1978
This paper explores the changing attitudes concerning sex-role stereotyping and discusses the part played by textbooks in the formation of sex-role attitudes. It examines in this regard a widely-used textbook for the teaching of French. (Author/CFM)
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, French, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Kaplan, Robert B. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1978
Asserts that language teaching is introduced into the curriculum at precisely the wrong time: the point at which language acquisition has diminished and language learning is more dominant. It is also stated that compulsory language learning is destructive and that bilingualism provides another way of looking at the world. (EJS)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingualism, Language Acquisition, Language Instruction
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Siliakus, H. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1978
Outlines a method of determining which words should be selected as the basic vocabulary for French courses. Rather than using frequency as its criterion, this method defines lexical utility in terms of definition, inclusion, extension, and combination. The Quebec list and the Francais Fondamental are evaluated. (EJS)
Descriptors: Basic Vocabulary, French, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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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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Ingram, D. E. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teacher's Association, 1980
Discusses the role of a core curriculum in language instruction in Australia. The semantics of "core curriculum" are treated. Arguments are given for methods of developing a core curriculum and for the inclusion of second language instruction in the core. Implications are discussed for language teaching and the educational system. (PJM)
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Core Curriculum, Cross Cultural Training, Cultural Pluralism
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