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Crossley, Scott A.; Louwerse, Max M.; McCarthy, Philip M.; McNamara, Danielle S. – Modern Language Journal, 2007
The opinions of second language learning (L2) theorists and researchers are divided over whether to use authentic or simplified reading texts as the means of input for beginning- and intermediate-level L2 learners. Advocates of both approaches cite the use of linguistic features, syntax, and discourse structures as important elements in support of…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Syntax, English (Second Language), Language Research
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Bernhardt, Elizabeth B. – Modern Language Journal, 1983
Presents data on the impact of oral and silent reading on reading comprehension. Hypothesizes that reading comprehension is enhanced significantly by silent, rather than oral reading, and that re-reading is an effective mode for increasing comprehension in either mode. (EKN)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, German, Language Research
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Chastain, Kenneth – Modern Language Journal, 1980
Describes an experiment designed to determine which language errors interfere to the greatest degree with comprehension by native speakers of the language. For this purpose, an instructor prepared a list of most serious Spanish language errors which was submitted to native speakers for evaluation in terms of comprehension and acceptability. (MES)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Error Analysis (Language), Language Proficiency, Native Speakers
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Carton, Dana – Modern Language Journal, 1977
Outlines a "post office" lesson used in foreign language teaching. Students write postcards to each other and class conversation becomes a realistic exercise in asking directions to the Post Office, price of postage, methods of mailing, etc. (CHK)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Communicative Competence (Languages), Educational Games, French
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Nation, I. S. P. – Modern Language Journal, 1977
This paper describes a combining arrangement in which language learners work in teams and are forced to communicate with each other to obtain correct information to complete certain work. Active participation helps develop language and communication skills. Several variations on the technique are described. (CHK)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Feeny, Thomas – Modern Language Journal, 1977
Use of challenge questioning is an approach to stimulating classroom conversation in a foreign language. Students ask questions, based on a reading selection, whose answers are not clearly given in the text. The instructor or other students are challenged to respond, and spontaneous conversation is facilitated. (CHK)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Methods, Audiolingual Skills, Classroom Techniques, Language Instruction
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Lantolf, James P. – Modern Language Journal, 1977
A brief history of foreign language study in the U.S. is given and several popular language teaching theories described. Emphasizing the importance of learning communicative skills in the foreign language, various procedures for stimulating communication in the classroom are suggested. (CHK)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Communication Skills, Educational Theories, Language Instruction
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Chastain, Kenneth – Modern Language Journal, 1975
Some characteristics affecting learning which vary with the individual are discussed. A rationale for individualized instruction is explained, as is its implementation through use of learning activity packages. (RM)
Descriptors: Criterion Referenced Tests, Individualized Instruction, Individualized Programs, Language Instruction
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Carton-Caprio, Dana – Modern Language Journal, 1975
A shopping exercise for the foreign language classroom is described. In this exercise, students contribute unused items, "money" is provided, and the students then set up stores and buy and sell the items. (RM)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Educational Games, French, Higher Education
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Fischer, Robert A. – Modern Language Journal, 1979
Presents a learning transfer principle, based on transfer theory and contrastive analysis, as a solution to the inductive-deductive controversy in second language teaching methodology. (AM)
Descriptors: Contrastive Linguistics, Deduction, Grammar, Induction
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Walmsley, John B. – Modern Language Journal, 1979
Reviews current foreign language teaching methodology as it concerns the organization of the lesson into phases, and presents an alternate phase-sequence entailing linguistic environment, application, remedial, monitor, and feedback phases. (AM)
Descriptors: Language Instruction, Learning Theories, Lesson Plans, Psycholinguistics
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Allen, Virginia G. – Modern Language Journal, 1978
This article discusses the use of books, concrete experiences, and poetry as springboards to creative writing in the foreign language classroom. Examples are given for each of the three techniques. (CFM)
Descriptors: Creative Activities, Creative Development, Creative Writing, Imagination
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Carton, Dana – Modern Language Journal, 1979
This article outlines the final lesson of a foreign language class based on the theme "Going Out," which provides a review of the entire course work and at the same time provides new vocabulary to the students. (CFM)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Students, French, Language Instruction
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Lalande, John F. – Modern Language Journal, 1979
Suggests having foreign language students write business letters to stimulate interest in developing writing skills. This project gives the students the opportunity of travelling abroad vicariously and to collect souvenirs while improving their communication skills in the foreign language. (CFM)
Descriptors: Business Correspondence, Communication Skills, Cultural Education, Culture Contact
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Morgenstern, Douglas – Modern Language Journal, 1976
Eight different activities are suggested for the foreign language conversation class in order to vary the textbook emphasis. Among the suggested situations are a "last people on earth" session, sensitivity sessions, descriptions of paintings or photos, an improvised drama, and a mock trial. (CHK)
Descriptors: Audiolingual Skills, Conversational Language Courses, Language Instruction, Learning Activities
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