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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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Tudini, Vincenza; Rubino, Antonia – Babel: Australia, 1998
Examines the pedagogical uses and implications of asynchronous e-mail exchanges by reporting on a pilot project involving student-to-student penpal correspondence between the Departments of Italian at two Australian universities. Students were matched by their linguistic proficiency, then given writing tasks in pairs. The project was successful in…
Descriptors: College Students, Computer Assisted Instruction, Electronic Mail, Foreign Countries
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Sullivan, Kirk; Kollberg, Py; Palson, Eva – Babel: Australia, 1998
Describes "Trace-it," a computer tool that traces the writing processes and makes accessible extra information about individual students' written second-language skills. A study of differences in revision behavior as Swedish students' written English ability improved determined that Trace-it found additional information about writing…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Instruction, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries
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Bell, Meaghan; Lambart, Angela – Babel: Australia, 1997
Emphasizes five aspects important to a primary school second-language program in Australia: a program rationale; timing of program initiation; teaching milieu; frequency and length of lessons; and locus for the lessons. The article argues that a new language program must be set up for success and a recurrent budget allowing for print materials,…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Cognitive Processes, Course Content, Course Objectives
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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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McShane, Kim – Babel: Australia, 1997
Addresses the challenge of using the target language as the medium of instruction to teach a second language to secondary learners. The article examines teachers' concerns regarding teaching in the target language and suggests practical teaching strategies, including instructing students to listen closely, to watch for visual cues, to watch each…
Descriptors: Change Agents, Foreign Countries, Language of Instruction, Learning Strategies
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Campbell, Ian – Babel: Australia, 1997
Argues that a better understanding of the workings of one's first language--English, for most Australians--can facilitate the acquisition and appreciation of another language. The article exploits the morphology and syntax of English in the following areas: liaison, emphasis, stress, separable and inseparable verbs, dental suffixes, weak and…
Descriptors: Culture Contact, Elementary Secondary Education, English, Foreign Countries
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Walkley, Max – Babel: Australia, 1997
Discusses the language problems in Roch Carrier's French Canadian short stories, as well as his concise, nostalgic writing style. The article gives examples of vocabulary in his characters' dialogue; reviews the evolvement of French in Quebec and the question of "joual," in particular; and focuses on expressions posing difficulty for…
Descriptors: Diachronic Linguistics, Foreign Countries, French, French Canadians
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De Jabrun, Pierre – Babel: Australia, 1997
Reflects on the achievement in math and science of Australian students in an immersion French program. The immersion math students outperformed mainstream students at a level not significantly different, and by the end of the first year, the science students performed as well as their mainstream counterparts, indicating that immersion students…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Comparative Analysis, Foreign Countries, French
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Chapman, David – Babel: Australia, 1997
Discusses the Queensland Languages and Cultures Initial Teacher Education Program (LACITEP), in which 50% to 80% of the subjects taken are delivered through Japanese immersion. Notes that the promotion of second-language learning is a common aim of all immersion classrooms and provides insight into how the LACITEP Health and Physical Education…
Descriptors: Course Objectives, Educational Games, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Lo Bianco, Joseph – Babel: Australia, 1992
Describes the natures of changes in political structures that are leading to a new internationalism and economic interdependence and discusses Australia's readiness to meet the ensuing challenges. Effective international exchange requires the highest levels of communicative capability and reaffirms the rationale for the social purposes of language…
Descriptors: Bilingualism, Change Strategies, Communicative Competence (Languages), Economic Factors
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Rolin-Ianziti, Jeanne; Boucquey, Colette – Babel: Australia, 1992
Describes the use of community broadcasting in language learning with specific reference to an experience in a French program at tertiary level. Notes that the principles and procedures discussed are equally applicable to the teaching and learning of languages at earlier phases of schooling. (eight references) (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Broadcast Industry, Foreign Countries, French, Higher Education
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Bloomfield, Noelene – Babel: Australia, 1992
Focuses on the effectiveness of the communicative approach to language learning, with particular reference to the new French syllabus in Australia. Concludes that although the communicative approach appears to be working for many students, there is a need for teachers to focus on grammatical structures and form for optimal learning to take place.…
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries, French
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Webb, Peter – Babel: Australia, 1992
Describes a course of Japanese language study as a second language in Japan. Focuses on the cultural environment in the country and the friendliness of the people there. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Culture Contact, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Second Language Learning
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Vale, David – Babel: Australia, 1992
Reports student achievement using the "Australian Language Levels Guidelines." Presents semester report forms for German at all Year levels and weights the three "domains" of language use: interpersonal, informational and aesthetic. (Author/CK)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Aesthetics, Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries
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