"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.
Content and Language Integrated Learning: Cultural Diversity
Linguistic Insights. Studies in Language and Communication. Vol. 92
The adoption of Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in Higher
Education teaching has been widespread. This learning strategy has
developed the need to learn foreign languages and to communicate with
people with different cultural backgrounds. Culture learning should be part
of language and content teaching as Higher Education involves language
skills, topic comprehension and sociological capabilities. Teachers explore
new teaching strategies which imply diverse goals and focus on different
The contributions of this book comment the multicultural awareness of the
students involved in learning another language and the facts implied in
teaching in a multicultural environment.
María Luisa Carrió-Pastor: Preface - David Marsh: Introduction: Culture,
education & content and language integrated learning - María Luisa
Carrió-Pastor: Cultural diversity in Content and Language Integrated
Learning (CLIL) - Inmaculada Fortanet-Gómez/Miguel F. Ruiz-Garrido: Sharing
CLIL in Europe - Ana María Gimeno Sanz: How can CLIL benefit from the
integration of information and communications technologies? - Do Coyle:
Promoting cultural diversity through intercultural understanding: a case
study of CLIL teacher professional development at in-service and
pre-service levels - Isabell Hodgson/Steven R. Jones: Working across
boundaries with CLIL - Tom Morton: Integrating language and content in
secondary CLIL history: the potential of a genre-based approach - Joseba
Ezeiza Ramos: Integrating languages, contents and cultures in the European
Space for Higher Education: from theory to practice.