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de Saint Léger, Diane; Storch, Neomy – Babel, 2012
Tasks can vary in terms of difficulty and implementation conditions, and these in turn may affect the nature of the language produced by the learner. There have been a large number of studies which have investigated the effects of these task properties and implementation conditions on the language the learner produces. To date, results have been…
Descriptors: French, Oral Language, Conversational Language Courses, Comparative Analysis
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Scrimgeour, Andrew; Wilson, Philip – Babel, 2009
The International Curriculum for Chinese Language Education (ICCLE) represents a significant initiative by the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban) to organise and describe objectives and content for a standardised Chinese language curriculum around the world. It aims to provide a reference curriculum for planning, a framework…
Descriptors: Scientific Research, Phonology, Translation, Second Language Learning
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Cohen, Yaier – Babel, 2009
The following refections are little more than that: they represent the idiosyncratic experiences of a schoolroom novice in a German class, together with an attempt to view these experiences in light of published research and theoretical considerations. However, it would be surprising if the remarks below represent no more than an isolated case,…
Descriptors: Advanced Courses, Foreign Countries, German, Native Speakers
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Papadima-Sophocleous, Salomi – Babel, 2007
We often speak about developing students' cultural and intercultural awareness as part of the language learning process. However, these elements are often dealt with superficially and the methods used are somewhat unclear to many practitioners and to learners themselves. As a result, we very often hear that learners do not learn a language at the…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Greek
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Staddon, Sally – Babel, 2007
In 2004, in response to the need to revise oral practice and assessment in the second semester of Beginners French at Monash University, an eight-week group-based theatre project was developed and trialled. A specially adapted version of Tardieu's absurdist play "Le Guichet" was used to give students the opportunity to focus on oral…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Role, Grammar, French
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Cleary, Colin – Babel, 2004
This article discusses a small-scale study that explored students', teachers', and university lecturers' beliefs about the value of studying English grammar in foreign and second language learning. A major debate in second language acquisition literature has been concerned with experiential (implicit) learning as opposed to analytical (explicit)…
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), Grammar, English, Second Language Learning
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McCarthy, Brian – Babel, 2002
Discusses the role of grammar in foreign language learning and instruction at the beginning level in a university setting. Highlights grammar teaching in a basic French course at an Australian university, and relates what students in the course have learned about grammar. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, French, Grammar, Higher Education
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Paul, Peter – Babel, 1970
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Form Classes (Languages), German, Grammar
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Norrish, Norma – Babel, 1971
Descriptors: Audiovisual Aids, College Language Programs, Elementary Schools, French
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Lando, John – Babel, 1999
Addresses three issues of interest to language teachers: the relevance of research studies in second language acquisition (SLA) for classroom teaching, the effectiveness of the formal teaching of grammatical rules, and the identification of good strategies to enable learners to internalize grammar. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Grammar, Instructional Effectiveness, Language Research
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Bloomfield, Noelene – Babel, 1972
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Language Programs, French, Grammar
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Lamerand, Raymond – Babel, 1972
Descriptors: Deep Structure, English (Second Language), French, Grammar
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Birch, Gary; Matas, Cristina Poyatos – Babel, 1999
Discusses a research project that aims to study the grammatical development of two groups of language immersion students, one that is participating in an Internet project involving collaboration with learners in France and Canada, and another that is exposed to the teaching of grammar that has been integrated with content area studies. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Cooperation, Foreign Countries, Grammar, Immersion Programs
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Ingram, D. E. – Babel, 1971
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Grammar, Language Patterns, Modern Languages
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O'Byrne, Vera de R. – Babel, 1972
Descriptors: FLES, French, Grammar, Language Instruction
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