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Byrnes, Heidi; Shohamy, Elana; Lo Bianco, Joseph; Webb, Vic; Yoshida, Kensaku; van Esch, Kees; Godenzzi, Juan C. – Modern Language Journal, 2003
This group of articles contains a discussion and commentaries on implications of language education policies for language study in schools and universities. The situation in Africa, Europe, Japan, and Latin America are highlighted. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Higher Education
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Byrnes, Heidi; Lariviere, Richard W.; Bernhardt, Elizabeth; Klee, Carol A.; Rodd, Laurel Rasplica; Jacobs, Roderick A.; Welles, Elizabeth B. – Modern Language Journal, 2002
This commentary on language curricula in universities is followed up commentaries by a language center director, on perspectives from a Spanish department, the case of Japanese, the role of foreign languages in universities, and foreign language enrollment numbers. (VWL)
Descriptors: Curriculum, Higher Education, Japanese, Language Enrollment
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Byrnes, Heidi; Bruce, Anita; Schrier, Leslie L.; Sandrock, Paul; Webb, John; Gori, Katherine H.; Rhodes, Nancy; Christian, Donna – Modern Language Journal, 2002
Articles on encouraging growth in foreign language study focus on the following: "Encouraging the Growth of Foreign Language Study"; "Creating Intrinsic Motivation to Learn World Languages"; "Encouraging Growth by Changing Perception"; "Making the Link Between Enrollment and Learning Goals: A School District's Impact"; "Foreign Language Education:…
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Language Enrollment, Learning Motivation, School Districts
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Byrnes, Heidi – Modern Language Journal, 2001
Argues that prevailing approaches to educating graduate students as teachers need to be broadened conceptually and in practice. Suggests that preparing graduate students to teach constitutes only one component of a two-fold responsibility of graduate programs: to educate their students as both researchers and teachers. (Author/VWL)
Descriptors: Graduate Students, Higher Education, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Byrnes, Heidi – Modern Language Journal, 2000
Treats the "Modern Language Journal" as a site for observing how a particular community, foreign language (FL) teachers, over an 85-year period shaped its practices discursively, gradually developing a particular kind of professional identity. Provides an overview of the way two acknowledged lead disciplines for the teaching of foreign languages…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Linguistics, Psychology, Scholarly Journals
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Byrnes, Heidi – Modern Language Journal, 1987
Identifies some underlying assumptions about language, testing and its use, and second language acquisition (SLA) for those current on the issue of oral proficiency assessment. Suggests that even with its limitations, the assessment procedure can become a source of data for future SLA research. (Author/LMO)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Data Collection, Language Processing, Language Proficiency