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Pathways V. 04 Learner, Text and Context: An Arabic Perspective
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Contents: CH. 1 Language Learning Strategies of Successful Learners CH. 2 Reading Strategies of Elementary and Advanced Learners: Effects of CALL Coding Options on Comprehension CH. 3 Impact of the Linguistic Situation in the Target Culture on Teaching the Language Abroad: The Case of Arabic Diglossia CH. 4 The Construct of the Educated Native Speaker of Arabic: Implications for Curriculum Design CH. 5 Computer-Assisted Language Learning: Linkage Between Learning and Research CH. 6 Models of Foreign Language Acquisition and the Meaning-Form Relationship CH. 7 Curriculum Design: Theoretical Bases and Implications CH. 8 Assessment of Functional Language Abilities Appendix A: A Typology of Learning Strategies Appendix B: Foreign Language Learning Strategies Appendix C: Guidelines for Writing the Language Learning Journal Appendix D: Selected Questions Asked in the Oral Interviews Appendix E: A List of Colloquial Lexical Items in the Speech of Native Speakers in a Formal Situation Appendix F: Transliteration Key

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Pathways V. 02 Chinese Pedagogy An Emerging Field
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Contents: CH. 1 Toward a Communicative Model for Teaching and Learning Chinese as a Foreign Language: Exploring Some New Possibilities CH. 2 Reinventing Language Fields: The Chinese Case CH. 3 Tonal Distinction Errors by Beginning Chinese Language Students: A Comparative Study of American English and Japanese Native Speaker CH. 4 Exploiting Background Knowledge in the Development of Chinese Pedagogical Reading Materials CH. 5 Acquisition of Modal Particles in Chinese Second Language Learners CH. 6 Class Plan for Teaching Chinese as a Functional Language CH. 7 Starting a Secondary School Chinese Program CH. 8 Designing an Intensive Chinese Curriculum CH. 9 Citizens of a Global Village: Information Technology and Chinese Language Instruction--A Search for Standards CH. 10 A Review of Some Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) Software for Chinese CH. 11 Linguistically Accurate and Culturally Appropriate: The Use of Authentic Video in Chinese Language Instruction

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Pathways V. 01 Pathways to Advanced Skills Learning the Less Commonly Taught Languages
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This monograph is volume I of the Pathways to Advanced Skills series, dedicated to teaching and learning less commonly taught languages. The following topics are covered: * Principal Consideration * Conditions for Learning LCTLs * Adaptations to Local Conditions * The Impact of Collective Wisdom on Individual Practitioners

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