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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: Teaching English to the World
Subtitle: History, Curriculum, and Practice
Edited By: George Braine
Description:

"Teaching English to the World: History, Curriculum, and Practice" is a
unique collection of English language teaching (ELT) histories, curricula,
and personal narratives from non-native speaker (NNS) English teachers
around the world. No other book brings such a range of international ELT
professionals together to describe and narrate what they know best.

The book includes chapters from Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary,
India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore,
Sri Lanka, and Turkey. All chapters follow a consistent pattern, describing
first the history of English language teaching in a particular country,
then the current ELT curriculum, followed by the biography or the
autobiography of an English teacher of that country. This consistency in
the structuring of chapters will enable readers to assimilate the
information easily while also comparing and contrasting the context of ELT
in each country.

Publication Year: 2005
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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ISBN: 0805854002
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Pages: 216
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