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It's Been Said Before

By Orin Hargraves

It's Been Said Before "examines why certain phrases become clichés and why they should be avoided -- or why they still have life left in them."

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Sounds Fascinating

By J. C. Wells

How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.

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Title: Testing the Untestable in Language Education
Edited By: Amos Paran
Lies Sercu
Series Title: New Perspectives on Language and Education

The testing and assessment of language competence continues to be a much
debated issue in foreign language teaching and research. This book is the
first one to address the testing of four important dimensions of foreign
language education which have been left largely unconsidered: learner
autonomy, intercultural competence, literature and literary competence, and
the integration of content and language learning. Each area is considered
through a theoretical framework, followed by two empirical studies, raising
questions of importance to all language teachers: How can one test literary
competence? Can intercultural competence be measured? What about the
integrated assessment of content-and-language in CLIL and teaching? Is
progress in autonomous learning skill gaugeable? The book constitutes
essential reading for anyone interested in the testing and assessment of
seemingly largely untestable aspects of foreign language competence.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Multilingual Matters
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN-13: 9781847692665
Pages: 280
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ISBN-13: 9781847692665
Pages: 280
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