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Guilbaud, Daniel – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Presents a critical examination of the controversy surrounding the issue of "l'orthographe," a French administrative document, published December 5, 1990, that recommends the implementation of several spelling modifications in all schools. (GLR)
Descriptors: Dissent, French, Language Attitudes, Policy Formation
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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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Wajnryb, Ruth – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Discusses specific points from and provides a critical review of "Lessons from the Learner," an ideas resource book for learning, coming from the learner, that is meant to help teachers empower students to produce and work with their own material/preparation. (GLR)
Descriptors: Criticism, Learning Strategies, Literature Reviews, Resource Materials
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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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Cunningham, Denis – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Reviews the use of computer-assisted language learning (CALL) in second-language education and asserts that CALL is an instructional tool rather than a teaching method. More active involvement by educators in planning and developing CALL technologies and software for the second-language classroom is advocated. (83 references) (JL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware, Desktop Publishing
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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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Smillie, Barrie – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
A first person historical examination is provided of the use of grammar rules (the grammar-translation era) as a means of developing second-language proficiency and its effectiveness on second-language learning and speaking ability. (GLR)
Descriptors: Grammar, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Proficiency, Personal Narratives
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Stubbs, Eva – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Discusses the regional differences within the German language and the influence these differences might have on the learning of English. The study further investigates phonological and lexical similarities between German dialects and English. (GLR)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Dictionaries, English (Second Language), German
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Kishere, Dennis – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1990
Provides a bibliography for teachers and student teachers that includes a range of sources on different aspects of teaching Chinese. Among the materials covered are those relating to methodology, issues in teaching, curricula, conferences, and linguistic perspectives. (GLR)
Descriptors: Bibliographies, Chinese, Conference Papers, Curriculum
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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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Shugg, Alan – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1992
Accepting the great motivational value of computers in second-language learning, this article describes ways to use authentic language recorded on a computer with HyperCard. Graphics, sound, and hardware/software requirements are noted, along with brief descriptions of programing with sound and specific programs. (LB)
Descriptors: Audio Equipment, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Foreign Countries
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