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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: Conversation
Subtitle: From Description to Pedagogy
Written By: Scott Thornbury
Diana Slade
URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780511732799
Description:

New Edition

This book provides a comprehensive account of conversation in English and its
implications for the ELT classroom. After a general overview and definition of
conversation it provides the reader with a systematic description of
conversational English, from the vocabulary of conversation, to grammar,
discourse and genre. This is followed by an informed account of the
development of conversation in both first and second language acquisition. It
then describes a range of methodological approaches, procedures and
techniques for teaching conversation in English. On this basis, an integrated
approach to the teaching of conversation is provided, along with practical
classroom applications.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
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Pages: 376
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