"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
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.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Communication
Languages for Intercultural Communication & Education
Foreign Language Teachers and Intercultural Communication: An International
Investigation reports on a study that focused on teachers' beliefs
regarding intercultural competence teaching in foreign language education.
Its conclusions are based on data collected in a quantitative comparative
study that comprises questionnaire answers received from teachers in seven
countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Poland, Mexico, Greece, Spain and Sweden. It
not only creates new knowledge on the variability, and relative
consistency, of today's foreign language teachers' views regarding
intercultural competence teaching in a number of countries, but also gives
us a picture that is both more concrete and more comprehensive than