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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: Langue et intégration
Subtitle: Dimensions institutionnelle, socio-professionnelle et universitaire
Edited By: Lucile Cadet
Jan Goes
Jean-Marc Mangiante
Series Title: GRAMM-R. Etudes de linguistique française / GRAMM-R. Studies of French Linguistics - Volume 6
Description:

La maîtrise de la langue et de la communication constitue un enjeu
important des politiques actuelles en faveur de l'intégration des
populations étrangères. Cet ouvrage brosse un vaste panorama des
problématiques que pose la prise en compte de la langue dans le processus
d'intégration, que ce soit en milieu professionnel pour les migrants ou en
milieu universitaire pour les étudiants allophones, en termes de formation,
d'accompagnement linguistique, d'évaluation et de certification, de
relations interculturelles, d'outils et de dispositifs, de contraintes
institutionnelles, etc. Il se fixe pour objectif de présenter l'état de la
question relative à l'intégration linguistique et de dégager les objectifs
prioritaires d'une politique linguistique, culturelle et sociale d'accueil
et d'intégration des populations migrantes.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
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Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Language Acquisition
Subject Language(s): French
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9789052016542
Pages: 423
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