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Rix, Alan; And Others – Babel, 1988
Describes the origins, design, and content of a Japanese course offered by the University of Queensland (Australia) for staff in the tourist industry. A breakdown of skills to be learned in each lesson, a sample lesson plan, and sample exercises are included. (MSE)
Descriptors: Course Content, Curriculum Development, Foreign Countries, Japanese
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Tjoo, Hong Sing; Lewis, Marilyn – Babel: Australia, 1998
Describes one New Zealand university language teacher's reflection on her own grammar explanations to university-level students of Bahasa Indonesian. Examines form-focused instruction through the teacher's spontaneous answers to students' questions about the form of the language they are studying. The teacher's experiences show that it takes time…
Descriptors: College Students, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Higher Education
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Tanner, Clive – Babel: Australia, 1997
Focuses on model for implementing a primary language program in Australia. Parameters of this model were: an intensive beginners' course introduced at year 5 level; the language program be part of the mainstream curriculum and be allocated at least six hours per week; the language taught be Indonesian or French; and a maintenance program of at…
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Curriculum Design, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries
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Waites, Carol – Babel: Australia, 1993
Presents a background to the main issues concerning Asian language learning at a distance at tertiary level and in industry in Australia. Also reports on the development of the course, "Communicate in Japanese: A Self-Study Course," at the Institute of Languages. Describes the benefits of distance education learning as a means of…
Descriptors: Business Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Course Descriptions, Distance Education
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Zhong, Yong – Babel: Australia, 1993
Presents some policy issues regarding Chinese language courses for students whose mother tongue is Chinese or a dialect of Chinese. (five references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Chinese, Dialects, Foreign Countries, Heritage Education
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Bostock, William – Babel: Australia, 1994
Discusses the historical development of Bahasa Indonesia, the official language of the Republic of Indonesia, and Bahasa Malaysia, the official language of the Federation of Malaysia. (30 references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Colonialism, Diachronic Linguistics, Dutch
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Kirkpatrick, Andy – Babel: Australia, 1995
States that the difficult Asian languages such as modern standard Chinese, Japanese and Korean, should not be taught in primary or lower secondary schools to non-background speakers of those languages, that is, those whose mother tongue is related to the language being learned. Maintains that time should be spent in primary and secondary schools…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Chinese, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design
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Viney, Judy; Kennett, Belinda – Babel: Australia, 1995
Describes a study in which Australian high school learners of Japanese were given the opportunity to practice their communicative skills with native speakers. Students' performances were analyzed before and after a brief period of introspection. Results indicate that learners made few gains in terms of their own output although there was an…
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
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Rockwell, Chris – Babel: Australia, 1995
Discusses a survey designed to ascertain parent and student attitudes regarding second-language learning in high school and to determine the popularity of Indonesian, if offered. Findings reveal that Japanese is the preferred language, parental attitude is important, cultural background greatly influences language preference and students…
Descriptors: Cultural Influences, Foreign Countries, High School Students, High Schools
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Mackerras, Colin – Babel: Australia, 1996
Examines policy issues and options for the promotion of Asian Studies in Australia in the 1990s and suggests that the Asian Studies Association of Australia make constructive recommendations to attain a balance between language and nonlanguage Asian studies programs. Three models are used: the "concentrated,""hybrid," and…
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Change Strategies, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum Design
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Schanzer, Michael – Babel: Australia, 1996
Describes the changing social context of Asian language teaching in Australian universities and considers the increasing salience of the economic argument for Asian languages found in major reports on languages in education. Reviews major criticisms of this economic argument. (five references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Asian Studies, Change Agents, Context Effect, Course Objectives
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Recio, Peter – Babel: Australia, 1996
Evaluates computer software containing applications for learning Japanese as a second language. Presents overview of software available for Japanese word processing applications, lists publications that are good sources of information on Japanese computer topics, and includes a directory of distributors. (eight references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Foreign Countries, Information Networks
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Hall, Michael – Babel: Australia, 1996
Presents census data on the Muslim population in Australia and overviews full-time independent Islamic schools offering a comprehensive education across the curriculum. Argues that these schools offer great potential for the successful development of Arabic language and cultural literacy skills required by Australian exporters and diplomats in the…
Descriptors: Arabic, Business Communication, Census Figures, Elementary Secondary Education
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Ozerov, Lev – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1979
Describes the curriculum for training professional literary translators used at the Gorky Literary Institute in Moscow. (AM)
Descriptors: Course Descriptions, Curriculum Guides, Higher Education, Literature
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Kufnerova, Zlata – Babel: International Journal of Translation, 1985
In recognition of the value of cultures with languages that are not commonly spoken, the Czech and Slovak publishing industries have a long-standing policy of making available literary works translated from dozens of languages other than "world" languages, contributing to international cultural understanding and appreciation. (MSE)
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, Czech, Foreign Countries, Intercultural Communication
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