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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: Tertiary Language Learning
Subtitle: Changing Perspectives and Practical Responses
Written By: Veronica Smith-Zima
URL: http://www.narr.de/isbn.php?isbn=978-3-8233-6522-8
Series Title: Tübinger Beitrage zur Linguistik, Band 518
Description:

Tertiary Language Learning deals with L2 learning by advanced learners in
an instructed context. This volume surveys recent developments in Second
Language
Acquisition and attempts to create a coherent pedagogical framework -
Scenario-based Learning - developed as a response to changes in language
teaching. Scenario-based Learning integrates insights from genre analysis
and skills-based English for Specific Purpose teaching. It aims at helping
tertiary-level language learners to manage their own learning, to master
the genres appropriate to their studies and to acquire intercultural,
pragmatic competence.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Linguistic Theories
Foreign language teaching
Subject Language(s): English
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 3823365223
ISBN-13: 9783823365228
Pages: 122
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