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Chamberlain, Alan – Babel: Australia, 1998
Suggests that language awareness, or consciousness raising, has great potential in second-language learning. Language awareness presents students with linguistic data so they can work out grammatical rules for themselves. Offers a variety of examples of possible language-awareness lessons, first for the teaching of English, then for the teaching…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Elementary Secondary Education, English (Second Language), French
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Madden, Jim – Babel: Australia, 1998
This first of a two-part article looks at the language learning-acquiring distinction, discussing the consequences of teaching at either end of the learning-acquiring continuum. Describes the distinction between the two, discusses the learning versus acquiring of grammar, and compares the two. The second part of the article will focus on memory…
Descriptors: Communication Skills, Communicative Competence (Languages), Elementary Secondary Education, Grammar
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Kenwood, Alun – Babel: Australia, 1998
Describes the rich, historical tradition of festivals in Spain, explaining that a multidisciplinary focus is necessary to understand the full significance of fiesta in Spain (geography, history, music, literature, and the fine arts). Students should be encouraged to study Spanish fiestas in order to develop a deep understanding of the diversity of…
Descriptors: Consciousness Raising, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Maintenance
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Barty, Karin – Babel: Australia, 1998
Discusses how interaction occurs with interactive television in the classroom, examining the introduction of interactive television into Victoria, Australia's schools and investigating two types of interaction (overt and covert) between students and teachers. Notes that the types of interaction that occur with interactive television relate to the…
Descriptors: Distance Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Interactive Television
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Cincotta, Madeline Strong – Babel: Australia, 1998
Outlines the preferred learning styles of students studying second languages, offering suggestions for their application in second-language classrooms. The paper describes the right-brain/left-brain theory and how the two brain hemispheres are involved in learning; presents four classroom strategies (diversification, contextualization,…
Descriptors: Brain Hemisphere Functions, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, Elementary Secondary Education
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Liddicoat, Anthony J. – Babel: Australia, 1998
The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) National Professional Development Program helped language teachers familiarize themselves with the Languages Profile and collect and annotate work samples using the Profile. Their experiences become the basis for disseminating information among ACT language teachers. The paper presents recurrent issues raised…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Language Teachers
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Holt, R. F. – Babel: Journal of the Australian Modern Language Teachers' Associations, 1991
Discusses a study that examined the vocational role of second-language learning, specifically with reference to access to foreign-language specialist literature for higher degree research purposes. (11 references) (GLR)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Citations (References), Doctoral Dissertations, Foreign Countries