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McEwen, Nelly – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
A computer-assisted instruction program in French is described. Preliminary analysis suggests the program was successful and has potential for use in a regular French course. Advantages to the student as a method of individualized instruction are noted. (CHK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Oriented Programs, Educational Technology, French
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Titone, Renzo – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1977
This article presents a glossodynamic model for language learning. It takes a humanistic approach involving the desire and ability to communicate and analyzing a speaker's personality and attitudes. Factors and functions of communication are discussed. (CHK)
Descriptors: Communication (Thought Transfer), Communication Skills, Humanistic Education, Language Attitudes
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Cummins, James – Modern Language Journal, 1977
Studies of bilingual children have debated the effect of bilingualism on cognitive development. This study examines the relationship between cognitive processes and balanced bilingual skills. It finds there may be a threshold level of bilingual competence to be attained before bilingualism can positively influence cognitive functioning. (CHK)
Descriptors: Bilingual Education, Bilingual Students, Bilingualism, Cognitive Ability
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Benson, Roger A. – Unterrichtspraxis, 1976
This paper concerns the factors underlying the selection of German prepositions in certain environments. It aims first to make such information available to students of German to aid in understanding use of prepositions, and second, to form a theoretical basis for the semantics of prepositions. (CHK)
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Function Words, German, Language Instruction
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Benware, Wilbur A. – Unterrichtspraxis, 1976
Problems and proper usage of German locative prepositions "an,""auf,""in,""nach," and "zu" are discussed. (CHK)
Descriptors: Form Classes (Languages), Function Words, German, Grammar
Hausmann, Franz Josef – Linguistik und Didaktik, 1976
Because of a lack of preparation, student visits to France are likely to be unproductive in acquiring competence in spoken French. Non-linguistic factors are important here: the student should build up a circle of acquaintances to learn more quickly the differences between spoken and written French. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), French, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
Schuele, Klaus – Linguistik und Didaktik, 1976
Discusses the role speech-act theory can play in foreign language teaching. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)
Descriptors: Applied Linguistics, Language Instruction, Linguistic Theory, Second Language Learning
James, Allen R. – Linguistik und Didaktik, 1977
In foreign language classes, intonation is taught using as a basis for comparison the intonation of the standard dialect of the native language. It is argued here that the learner's native dialect should be used instead. Examples are given of transfer from Swabian dialect to English. (Text is in German.) (IFS/WGA)
Descriptors: Dialects, English (Second Language), Interference (Language), Intonation
Ruettgens, Hannelore – Englisch, 1976
Presents an advertisement from "Der Spiegel," composed in English that is saturated with Germanisms. Teaching procedures based on this are suggested: finding and classifying errors, composing alternative versions, translating into German, retranslating into English. Suggestions are given for further work based on the students' own…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Error Analysis (Language), Foreign Language Periodicals, German
Halbauer, Siegfried – Russisch, 1976
It was considered that students of intensive scientific Russian courses could learn vocabulary more efficiently if they were taught word stems and how to combine them with prefixes and suffixes to form scientific words. The computer programs developed to identify the most important stems is discussed. (Text is in German.) (FB)
Descriptors: Computational Linguistics, Computer Programs, Intensive Language Courses, Language Instruction
Friedrich, Wolf – Russisch, 1976
Discusses two recent Russian books designed to aid students in understanding Russian word compounding. The bulk of the article consists of examples from these books. (Text is in German and Russian.) (FB)
Descriptors: Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Nouns, Russian
Russisch, 1976
Considers two aspects of contemporary Russian language usage: (1) synonymity of prepositions, and (2) semantic and stylistic differences arising when certain verbs govern nouns in different cases. Material is excerpted from "Stilistik der russischen Sprache" (Russian Language Style) by Rosental and M. Telenkowa. (Text is in German.) (FB)
Descriptors: Function Words, Language Usage, Morphology (Languages), Nouns
Russisch, 1976
Discusses the importance of an understanding of word compounding for the student of Russian and presents excerpts from a new Russian book which is considered especially helpful for students having difficulties in this area of Russian grammar. (Text is in German and Russian.) (FB)
Descriptors: Language Instruction, Morphology (Languages), Nouns, Russian
Martin, Philippe – Revue de Phonetique Appliquee, 1976
Presents a method for the systematic teaching of prosodic features, particularly in French, based on a general theory of intonation and on the use of a pitch visualizer. (Text is in French.) (AM)
Descriptors: French, Intonation, Language Instruction, Linguistic Theory
Lory, M. – Langues Modernes, 1976
This article describes possible activities for a Spanish club, specifically a stamp exhibit, and an exhibit of Spanish and Latin American objects representative of these cultures. (Text is in French.) (CLK)
Descriptors: Clubs, Cultural Education, Cultural Traits, Extracurricular Activities
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