"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.
Towards Multilingual Education
Basque Educational Research from an International Perspective
This volume focuses on issues such as the learning, use and assessment of
languages in education, the age factor, the teaching of English as an
international language and multilingualism at the university, in
educational contexts in which several languages are taught either as
subjects or languages of instruction. Jasone Cenoz proposes the 'Continua
of Multilingual Education' as a tool to identify different types of
multilingual schools and focuses on Basque educational research to discuss
issues that are relevant for other contexts.
'Towards Multilingual Education: Basque Educational Research in
International Perspective' is an up to date and comprehensive review of
research involving Basque, Spanish and English in Basque schools. The book
will be of great value to researchers, professionals and students
interested in multilingualism and multilingual education all over the world.