ERIC Number: ED403760
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Journal of Celtic Language Learning, Volume 2.
Ihde, Thomas W., Ed.; Stenson, Nancy, Ed.
Journal of Celtic Language Learning, v2 1996
The journal for teachers of Celtic languages in the United States and Canada contains six articles. "Motivation and Gender: A Welsh Case Study" (Christine M. Jones) examines data on characteristics of one group of students of Welsh, focusing on gender-related motivational differences. "Morphological Objects" (Annette McElligott, Gearoid O Neill) models the morphology of Irish inflectional verbs for the purpose of computer-assisted language instruction. In "The Status of Scottish Gaelic in Scotland" (Pamela S. Morgan), recent developments supporting the maintenance and revival of Scots Gaelic are described. "Developing Language Awareness in the Irish Language Classroom: A Case Study" (Muiris O Laoire) reports a study of Irish instruction in a class of secondary school children, in which a number of classroom instructional strategies were used to improve motivation and language awareness. "Teaching Irish at Antioch College" (Ron Crow) describes briefly an immersion approach tried at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio, and "A Brief History of the Department of Celtic Studies, Saint Francis Xavier University, Antigonish, Nova Scotia" (Kenneth E. Nilsen) describes briefly the varied activities of the Department of Celtic Studies at Saint Francis Xavier University in Nova Scotia, Canada. The university is the only one in North America that offers three levels of Scottish Gaelic. A book review, announcements of new publications, and professional announcements are also included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Book Reviews, College Second Language Programs, Computer Assisted Instruction, Educational History, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Immersion Programs, Instructional Materials, Irish, Language Maintenance, Language Role, Learning Motivation, Morphology (Languages), Program Descriptions, Scots Gaelic, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Welsh
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: North American Association for Celtic Language Teachers.