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Harris, Kathy – Babel, 2015
Early years and primary teachers have a unique opportunity to apply their strong teaching practices, classroom management and understanding of childhood literacy development to teaching a language. This paper reports on a project from Independent Schools Queensland to increase language programs in schools by retraining classroom teachers.…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Preschool Teachers
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Baldwin, Jennifer – Babel, 2011
This article seeks to explore how various language policies may have impacted Year 12 language candidature in Victoria. Australian Federal and Victorian State Government language policies are but one of the influences yet, it may be argued, the most significant influence. These stand alongside waves of immigration, global events and conflicts, and…
Descriptors: Language Planning, Foreign Countries, Government Publications, Economic Factors
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Conway, Clare; Richards, Heather; Harvey, Sharon; Roskvist, Annelies – Babel, 2011
Many novice language teachers have difficulty putting into practice their developing knowledge of language teaching. This article focuses on one of seven case study teachers as an exemplar of those involved in a New Zealand in-service professional development program for teachers of languages (Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish) in…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Class Activities, Learning Activities, Foreign Countries
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Cohen, Yaier – Babel, 2009
The following refections are little more than that: they represent the idiosyncratic experiences of a schoolroom novice in a German class, together with an attempt to view these experiences in light of published research and theoretical considerations. However, it would be surprising if the remarks below represent no more than an isolated case,…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Foreign Countries, German, Native Speakers
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Schmidt, Gabriele; Schweer, Wiebke – Babel, 2008
By using the case study of an advanced German course at ANU, the authors explore the main objectives of university language teaching and learning: language, subject matter, culture, research skills, and generic skills. The case study focuses on a student research project in which students investigate a topic of their own choice related to Swiss…
Descriptors: Student Research, Research Methodology, Research Skills, German
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Moloney, Robyn – Babel, 2008
Language teachers are called upon to understand both the nature of students' intercultural competence and their own role in its development. Limited research attention has been paid to the relationship between the types of behaviour that language teachers model and the intercultural competence their students acquire. This article reports on a case…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Focus Groups, Language Teachers, Cultural Pluralism
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Boss, Bettina – Babel, 2006
This article reports on a cultural studies course about Switzerland conducted within the German Studies program at the University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2005. It discusses the pluricentric concept of "Landeskunde" of the German-speaking region which informed the design of the course seminars and presents the main themes which were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, German, Postsecondary Education, Higher Education
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Ferragina, Anna Maria; Mustica, Giuseppina – Babel, 2006
International Grammar School was founded twenty years ago on the belief in the benefits of immersion language learning for children. It offers immersion second language learning in German, Italian, French, and Japanese which continues through kindergarten into the high school years. With language as the medium and not the object of learning,…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Second Language Learning, Bilingual Education, Immersion Programs
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Jansen, Louise; Stracke, Elke – Babel, 2005
In collaboration with the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Department of Education and Training, the Australian National University has been offering a professional development program for language teachers (called LIFT, or Language Inservice for Teachers) for more than ten years. As the program is specially tailored to meet teachers' current…
Descriptors: Inservice Teacher Education, Inservice Education, Workshops, German
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East, Martin – Babel, 2005
The use of dictionaries in second language proficiency examinations has been the subject of controversy and debate for a good many years. Debate often focuses on how dictionary availability impacts on examination performance as measured, for example, by test scores or by the quality of test-taker responses. This article presents findings of an…
Descriptors: Second Languages, Tests, Dictionaries, Foreign Countries
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Boss, Bettina; Jansen, Louise – Babel, 2003
Teachers like to believe that students learn what they are taught. Following up on research that questions this belief, a large-scale study of the acquisition of German as a foreign language by French-speaking school students in Geneva (DiGS, or "Deutsch in Genfer Schulen," "German in Geneva schools") further explored the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, German, French
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Schmidt, Gabriele – Babel, 2001
Demonstrates recent curriculum developments in the German Studies Program at an Australian University by describing a case study as an example of the integration of literature into an advanced German course. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Advanced Students, Case Studies, Foreign Countries, German
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Borgert, Udo; Moulden, Kenneth – Babel, 1970
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Foreign Culture, Foreign Students, German
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Paul, Peter – Babel, 1970
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Form Classes (Languages), German, Grammar
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Juhasz, Judith – Babel, 1970
Descriptors: German, German Literature, Language Instruction, Language Skills
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