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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Babel, 2009
Institutions of higher education teach fewer languages, in less secure ways, for less time per week, for shorter periods, by an increasingly casually employed staff, in often underfunded, underappreciated and under stress modes, but participants in the Australian Academy of the Humanities' "Beyond the Crisis: Revitalising Languages in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Scott, Mandy – Babel, 2009
Languages are education's Cinderella, but few language educators expect a fairy-godmother to appear with a quick fix. In this article, the author explains that long term and sustained efforts are required to make languages other than English an integral and natural part of the education and everyday life of all Australians, and the "Canberra…
Descriptors: Young Children, Foreign Countries, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Morgan, Anne-Marie – Babel, 2009
In this article, the author reports on a new symposium series which aims to provide a forum for dialogue across different interest groups of the languages field as a basis for considering a viable, encompassing language education policy; and, to position the languages community to address the important development of a national curriculum. Four…
Descriptors: Conferences (Gatherings), National Curriculum, Educational Policy, Applied Linguistics
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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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Liddicoat, Anthony J. – Babel, 2008
Intercultural language learning gives a place to the use of both the target language and the learners' first and/or other language(s). There is a need to develop a balance, however, as each language contributes differently to learning. The purpose of thinking about language use in the classroom is to develop an informed approach to using as much…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2008
This paper provides background to considering how to assess intercultural language learning. It describes why traditional views of assessment are not sufficient. Essentially, assessing intercultural language learning requires assessment of both students' performance of communication in the target language and how they understand and explain the…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction
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Crichton, Jonathan – Babel, 2008
This paper develops the idea that classroom investigation can be an integral part of teaching and learning, an ongoing "stance" that enables us to gather valuable information about teaching and learning that may otherwise go unnoticed. This information can in turn inform how teachers understand and develop intercultural language teaching and…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Cultural Awareness, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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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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Crozet, Chantal – Babel, 2008
This article examines, from a broad historical perspective, how Australia's negative "linguistic culture" has shaped languages education in our country. Language teachers' pre- and inservice training does not often address this topic. Yet to be able to anchor one's profession within a historical, sociocultural, and political perspective,…
Descriptors: Language Usage, Inservice Education, Sociolinguistics, Foreign Countries
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Mansell, Deryn – Babel, 2008
This article reports on part of a research project that was generated by an evident need to incorporate cultural knowledge in language learning within the option of a Year 12 vocationally-oriented curriculum. Language-specific research was undertaken to ascertain the intercultural knowledge in communication related to hospitality and to propose a…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Discourse Analysis, Social Behavior, Indonesian
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Scarino, Angela – Babel, 2008
This paper describes the need to reconceptualise teaching and learning programs for intercultural language learning. The shift is from concepts such as "content" and its "coverage" (intended to address "learner needs and interests") to developing programs focused on meaning making in interaction and on learners as…
Descriptors: Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Morgan, Anne-Marie – Babel, 2008
Feedback provided by ILTLP Project team members to participants in Phase 1 is analysed to provide insights into the process of developing programs. The questions provide a starting point for considering current programming practices in developing units of work and long- term programs to support intercultural language learning.
Descriptors: Feedback (Response), Program Development, Units of Study, Second Language Learning
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Morgan, Anne-Marie – Babel, 2008
The significance of questioning in intercultural language learning was highlighted during Phase 1 of the project as project team members worked with teachers preparing units of work and long-term programs. This paper explores the types of questions asked by team members to elicit teachers' thinking regarding students' learning and teachers' roles…
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Cultural Pluralism, Intercultural Communication, Second Language Learning
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Colman, Ingrid; Davison, Janine – Babel, 2008
For students of Indonesian, learning to identify base words is very important, but can often be quite tricky. This article describes how one of the authors used interactive digital content from The Le@rning Federation (TLF) together with an extensive range of offline activities within an intercultural language learning (ICLL) framework. It helps…
Descriptors: Indonesian, Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries, Educational Technology
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Scarino, Angela; Crichton, Jonathan – Babel, 2008
The Intercultural Language Teaching and Learning in Practice (ILTLP) Project is a large scale, national professional learning program designed to extend the understanding and practice of language teachers with regard to intercultural language learning. The latter is an orientation to language learning that underpins the National Statement and Plan…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Intercultural Communication, National Programs
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