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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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Title: Reading Work
Subtitle: Literacies in the New Workplace
Written By: Mary Ellen Belfiore
Tracy A. Defoe
Sue Folinsbee
Judy Hunter
Nancy S. Jackson
Description:

This book explores changing understandings of literacy and its place in
contemporary workplace settings. By taking a social perspective, it
challenges traditional thinking about workplace literacy as functional
skills, and enables readers to see the complexity of literacy practices and
their embeddedness in culture, knowledge, and action. A mixture of
ethnographic studies, analysis, and personal reflections makes these ideas
accessible and relevant to a wide range of readers in the fields of adult
literacy and language education and helps to bridge the divide between
theory and practice in the field of workplace education.

Publication Year: 2004
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN: 0805846212
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Pages: 320
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