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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: Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
Subtitle: New Dilemmas for Teachers
Edited By: Jennifer Miller
Alex Kostogriz
Margaret Gearon
URL: http://www.multilingual-matters.com/display.asp?isb=9781847692160
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education
Description:

A critical reality of contemporary education in a globalised world is the
growing cultural, racial and linguistic diversity in schools and the issues
involved in educating increasing numbers of students who are still learning
the dominant language. This poses extraordinary challenges for second and
foreign language teachers in many countries, where such students must
engage with the mainstream curriculum in a new language. What do these
increasingly plurilingual and multicultural classrooms look like? And how
do language teachers address the challenges of such diverse classrooms?
This book brings together a group of well-recognised language education
scholars who present their research in a range of international settings.
They focus on the key areas of pedagogy, language policy and curriculum and
exemplify new research directions in the field.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN: 1847692176
ISBN-13: 9781847692177
Pages: 312
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1847692168
ISBN-13: 9781847692160
Pages: 312
Prices: U.S. $ 49.95