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Rivers, Wilga M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1979
An adult learner of Spanish presents a diary outlining the process of learning Spanish during her five-week program in South America. (AM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, Diaries, Grammar
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Rivers, Wilga M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1993
Recent worldwide geographic and cultural changes have great impact on language teaching. Implications of these changes as well as technological advances for teacher preparation, curriculum development, and interdisciplinary approaches are discussed. (Contains five references.) (LB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Foreign Countries, Global Approach, Interdisciplinary Approach
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Rivers, Wilga M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1990
The use of technology in the language classroom is chronicled from early phonograph use through the emergence of the language laboratory, and computer technology. The role of appropriate materials and the importance of interaction and communication, even with technological aids, are stressed. (21 references) (Author/MSE)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Assisted Instruction, Courseware
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Rivers, Wilga M. – Canadian Modern Language Review, 1991
Mental representation of how a language works is basic to language use. Such questions as how the mental representation is developed, what is represented, and the role of the representation in individual language production are considered from the perspectives of linguistic and cognitive psychological theory and one model of cognition. (46…
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Language Processing, Linguistic Theory, Second Language Instruction