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Hawkins, Eric – Language Awareness, 1992
Seeks to trace the main lines of the history of the case for awareness of language or knowledge about language in the curriculum. Suggests there is an urgent need for all strands of work in language awareness and knowledge about language, and different approaches of teachers of English and foreign languages, to be coordinated and rigorously…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Minority Group Children, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Gnutzmann, Claus – Language Awareness, 1997
Addresses two alternative questions: (1) Are there important characteristics, similarities and parallels between the various concepts of language awareness (LA) that have been unduly overlooked by the continental followers of British LA? (2) Has the term LA and the British concept behind it added a new dimension to European language…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Communicative Competence (Languages), Concept Formation, Diachronic Linguistics
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McGovern, Jean – Language Awareness, 1993
A discussion of the teaching of poetry begins with a brief look at attitude toward poetry within British educational institutions, followed by an assessment of the relationship between poetry teaching and teaching reading skills to children and foreign language learners. A new approach for teaching poetry is presented. (11 references) (Author/LB)
Descriptors: British National Curriculum, Educational Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Poetry