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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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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.


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Title: Developing Professional-level Language Proficiency
Edited By: Betty Lou Leaver
Boris Shekhtman
Description:

This book examines approaches to teaching students who aim to make the leap
from "advanced" or "superior" proficiency in a foreign language to
"near-native" ability. While there are an abundance of publications on
classroom techniques and methods for lower levels of instruction, almost
nothing exists about the transition, which is vital for those who intend to
use foreign languages in high-level arenas. Compiled by leading
practitioners in this area of foreign language teaching, the book fills the
gap for those developing programs at the "advanced to distinguished" level.

Contributors:
Richard Brecht, Betty Lou Leaver, Boris Shekhtman, Claudia Angelelli,
Christian Degueldre, Cornelius Kubler, Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Elena
Ovtcharenko, Natalia Lord, Tim Caudery, Olga Kagan, Zita Dabars, Madeline
Ehrman, Catherine W. Ingold, Heidi Byrnes, Elsaid Badawi, Sabine Atwell

Publication Year: 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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