"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.
Learning Languages, Learning Life-skills
Autobiographical Reflexive Approach to Teaching and Learning a Foreign Language
This book offers an autobiographical reflexive approach to foreign language
education. It offers unique ways of developing vocational language teaching
as an integrated holistic approach combining language contents with
vocationally relevant topics and the interactive, dialogical processes of
working in language classes. It is presented in a "common sense" way and
accessible to non-native English readers.
Offers unique ways of developing vocational language teaching as an
integrated holistic approach combining language contents with vocationally
relevant topics and the interactive, dialogical processses of working in
Presented in a "common sense" way and accessible to non-native English readers
Interesting to teachers as well as researchers in the areas of applied and