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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: Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning
Edited By: Karlfried Knapp
Barbara Seidlhofer
URL: http://www.degruyter.de/cont/imp/mouton/detailEn.cfm?isbn=978-3-11-021424-6
Series Title: Handbooks of Applied Linguistics [HAL] 6)
Description:

This volume focuses on how far the policies, principles and practices of
foreign language teaching and learning are, or can be, informed by
theoretical considerations and empirical findings from the linguistic
disciplines. Part I deals with the nature of foreign language learning in
general, while Part II explores issues arising from linguistic,
socio-political, cultural and cognitive perspectives. Part III and IV then
consider the different factors that have to be taken into account in
designing the foreign language subject and the various approaches to
pedagogy that have been proposed. Part V finally addresses questions
concerning assessment of learner proficiency and the evaluation of courses
designed to promote it.

Publication Year: 2009
Publisher: De Gruyter Mouton
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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ISBN-13: 9783110214246
Pages: 730
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Pages: 730
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