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Ennis, Faye – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
Research on error analysis indicates that the learner develops an ordered system of language which is frequently erroneous, but which represents a transitional stage in his progress towards mastery. A brief analysis of some textbooks provides information about the selection and presentation of material to the learner. (SW)
Descriptors: Error Analysis (Language), Instructional Materials, Interlanguage, Language Instruction
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Boyd, Rachel – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
Discussion of a study to determine the correlation between better performance of foreign language students in English and natural talent for languages, transfer of foreign language skills to English, or both talent and transfer. The procedure and results are described. Support for the third hypothesis (talent and transfer) was gained. (AMH)
Descriptors: Association (Psychology), Cognitive Processes, English, English Instruction
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Breach, H. T. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
A description of French Nights held in an Australian secondary school. These were educational experiences which enlisted the service and cooperation of other departments in the school, aroused and sustained the enthusiasm of the students and proved to be important in maintaining good public relations. (AMH)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, French, Language Enrichment, Language Instruction
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Ingram, D. E. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
The primary task of teacher educators must be to offer foreign language teachers the means to better conceptualize and carry out their task and thus to regain confidence. The present situation is assessed; needs are analysed in terms of teachers, students, the culture and society; and conclusions are drawn. (AMH)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Higher Education, Language Instruction, Language Programs
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Chang, T. H. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
A brief description of the phonology and grammar of the Chinese language. In spite of the diversity in phonology, Chinese dialects are held together as members of the same language by the bond of a common grammar. A systematic description of all of Chinese grammar is still needed. (AMH)
Descriptors: Cantonese, Chinese, Contrastive Linguistics, Dialect Studies
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Collard, Lucien – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
An investigation of the differences between first and second language acquisition and the relationship between age and second language learning. The stages in native language acquisition and the advantages of an early start in second language learning are discussed. (AMH)
Descriptors: Age, Elementary Secondary Education, FLES, Language Acquisition
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Gelman, Manuel – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
A good collection of French proverbs and their English equivalents, classified according to subject. It is suggested that proverbs be used to promote the learning of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation, ease of self-expression, and appreciation of French culture. (AMH)
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Expressive Language, French, Higher Education
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Hill, Peter – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
This discussion of standard language and dialect is based on opinions and theories regarding Slavonic languages. A set of objective criteria is offered. Distinctions between language, standard language, dialect, glottolect and sociolect are made, and social and political conditions which give rise to them are discussed. References are included.…
Descriptors: Dialect Studies, Dialects, Language, Language Classification
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Kelly, Peter – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
A summary of presentations on the teaching of reading skills in English to speakers of other languages. Topics included the focus on different kinds of skills, use of discourse analysis, and reading as realization of an underlying communicative process. (AMH)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Discourse Analysis, English (Second Language), Language Instruction
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Robinson, Gail – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1977
A discussion of the preparation needed for successful translation and interpreting. In addition to proficiency in the language the future translator must have general knowledge and specific translative and interpretive skills. The distinctions between translation and interpretation is explained. A list of references is included. (AMH)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Higher Education, Interpreters
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Ingram, D. E.; And Others – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1976
Psychological and psycholinguistic considerations which make university foreign language entrance requirements in the interest of the university and the student are discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Academic Aptitude, Admission Criteria, College Admission, Cultural Awareness
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Rae, V. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1976
The "dictee" as a method of language testing is discussed. Commonly made mistakes are described, and ways to help the student perform well discussed. (RM)
Descriptors: Language Instruction, Language Skills, Language Tests, Linguistic Competence
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Rowell, Sheila – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1976
Disadvantages of the use of language laboratories in language teaching are pointed out. Ways in which the language laboratory can be used helpfully for the student are suggested. The conclusion is drawn that for secondary schools the language laboratory has little advantage over a tape recorder used in class. (RM)
Descriptors: Language Instruction, Language Laboratories, Pronunciation, Second Language Learning
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Walla, F. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1976
Illustrations are given of ways in which cultural and social information can illuminate the literary texts used in foreign language teaching. (RM)
Descriptors: Cultural Background, Cultural Context, German Literature, Language Instruction
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Abiuso, G.; Allport, G. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Federation of Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1976
A course in multicultural studies offered to students at Maribyrnong High School in Victoria as an elective after one year of foreign language study is described. (RM)
Descriptors: Cross Cultural Studies, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Pluralism, Language Instruction
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