Babel

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 3, February

Bilingual Dictionaries in Written Language Examinations: Why New Zealand Needs to Catch Up with Australia
INTRODUCTION Premature discontinuation rates among second language students in New Zealand are higher than for most other subjects in secondary schools (McLauchlan, 2006), although this phenomenon has not given rise to a great deal of debate within...
Collaborative Learning and Mixed-Level Classes: A Case Study in French
IN 2003 THE FACULTY OF ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA (UWA) UNDERWENT A MAJOR RESTRUCTURE INVOLVING THE MOVE FROM EIGHT-POINT UNITS TO SIX-POINT OR TWELVE-POINT UNITS. FOR THE DISCIPLINE GROUP OF EUROPEAN...
Exploring Power and Ethnocentrism: In Sign Language Translation
This article demonstrates that theories intended to prevent ethnocentric influence for one pair of languages may, in fact, be the catalyst for the phenomenon it purports to prevent in another pair. while it explores the issue in relation to sign language...
Issues in Recreational Language Classes
MOTIVATION A key consideration in course planning and teaching is motivation, which is sometimes considered the single most important factor in the practical realisation of language teaching in the classroom (e.g. Tudor, 2004). The motivation students...
Supporting the Teaching and Learning of Chinese Japanese and Indonesian with a New Interactive Multimedia Digital Source
PREAMBLE In June 2004 the first of The Le@rning Federation (TLF) multimedia interactive online resources for Chinese, Japanese, and Indonesian were released to educational jurisdictions and sectors throughout Australia and New Zealand for free distribution...
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