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Acquisition Theory and Usable Hebrew

Acquisition Theory and Usable Hebrew SHOFAR Summer 1996 Vol. 14, No.4 ACQIDSITION THEORY AND USABLE HEBREWl by Zev bar-Lev With a Ph.D. in linguistics from Indiana University (1969), Zev bar-Lev has taught at Syracuse University, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, and San Diego State University. He has published in several fields of linguistics and for the last decade has been developing and teaching his innovative method for foreign-language teaching. Introduction The intent of this article is to note certain implications, especially for Hebrew, of an innovative method for foreign-language teaching, .. Sheltered Initiation Language Learning" (SILL).2 The implications to be proposed are of two kinds: first, relating to the general goals of language teaching, and second, relating to specific techniques of the method, especially as related to imparting "usable" abilities in Hebrew: the ability to speak and interact creatively and spontaneously. But we will begin with a discussion of language acquisition and foreign-language teaching methods, as a necessary background and for its own interest. lThis article is a revised version of a paper presented at the founding conference of the Western Jewish Studies Association, 1995. 2Zev bar-Lev, "Pre-Hebrew," Bulletin ofHigher Hebrew Education, Vol. 4, No.2 (Spring 1991): "Innovations for the 'Other' Teacher," Shofar, http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies Purdue University Press

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SHOFAR Summer 1996 Vol. 14, No.4 ACQIDSITION THEORY AND USABLE HEBREWl by Zev bar-Lev With a Ph.D. in linguistics from Indiana University (1969), Zev bar-Lev has taught at Syracuse University, Ben-Gurion University in the Negev, and San Diego State University. He has published in several fields of linguistics and for the last decade has been developing and teaching his innovative method for foreign-language teaching. Introduction The intent of this article is to note certain implications, especially for Hebrew, of an innovative method for foreign-language teaching, .. Sheltered Initiation Language Learning" (SILL).2 The implications to be proposed are of two kinds: first, relating to the general goals of language teaching, and second, relating to specific techniques of the method, especially as related to imparting "usable" abilities in Hebrew: the ability to speak and interact creatively and spontaneously. But we will begin with a discussion of language acquisition and foreign-language teaching methods, as a necessary background and for its own interest. lThis article is a revised version of a paper presented at the founding conference of the Western Jewish Studies Association, 1995. 2Zev bar-Lev, "Pre-Hebrew," Bulletin ofHigher Hebrew Education, Vol. 4, No.2 (Spring 1991): "Innovations for the 'Other' Teacher," Shofar,

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Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish StudiesPurdue University Press

Published: Oct 3, 1996

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