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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: Language and Culture Pedagogy
Subtitle: From a national to a transnational paradigm
Written By: Karen Risager
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/multi/display.asp?isb=185359959X
Series Title: Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education
Description:

This book presents a new view of what it means to teach language and
culture in a globalised world characterised by transnational flows of
people, commodities and ideas. It contains a critical analysis of the
national tradition of culture teaching as an aspect of foreign language
teaching and proposes a transnational framework for language and culture
pedagogy, aiming at the education of world citizens.

Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
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ISBN: 9781853599606
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Pages: 272
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