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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.


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Title: New Perspectives On Teaching And Learning Modern Languages
Edited By: Simon Green
Description:

This exciting new publication featuring chapters from some of the foremost practitioners in the field of modern languages today closely examines research-based analysis, structural contexts and classroom practice in teaching and learning. After analysing the current situation, each author proposes radical solutions to current problems and the whole book provides much needed fresh thinking on methodology and pedagogy. Contents: Introduction - Simon Green PART I: RESEARCH-BASED CRITICAL ANALYSIS 1. Learning and Teaching Strategies Michael Grenfell , University of Southampton 2. Learner Autonomy David Little, Trinity College, Dublin 3. Motivation and Learners of Modern Languages Gary Chambers, University of Leeds PART II: CURRENT EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT 4. The Primary Sector Ann Gregory, College of Ripon and York, St John 5. Modern Languages within a Policy for Language in Education Christopher Brumfit, University of Southampton 6. Higher Education Anthony Lodge, University of St. Andrews PART III: CLASSROOM PRACTICE 7. Logging on to Learning Philip Hood, University of Nottingham 8. Vocational Languages John Thorogood, CILT Language Teaching Adviser 9. Meeting the Challenge: Developing the 3Cs Curriculum Do Coyle, University of Nottingham Conclusion Kim Brown, University of East Anglia

Publication Year: 2000
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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