"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
To find some answers Tim Machan explores the language's present and past, and looks ahead to its futures among the one and a half billion people who speak it. His search is fascinating and important, for definitions of English have influenced education and law in many countries and helped shape the identities of those who live in them.
This volume provides a new perspective on the evolution of the special language of medicine, based on the electronic corpus of Early Modern English Medical Texts, containing over two million words of medical writing from 1500 to 1700.
An Introduction to Moroccan Arabic and Culture and the accompanying
multimedia DVD are designed to enable students to communicate effectively
using Moroccan Arabic. Since Moroccan Arabic is rarely written or used in
formal communication, the strength of the book lies in training learners in
speaking and listening skills that can be used in everyday situations.
The book uses Romanized transcription alongside Arabic script for the first three
chapters and thereafter only the Arabic script. It also includes a glossary and
answer key. It requires approximately 120 contact hours, plus 180-240 additional
hours of preparation outside class. A novice student should reach the
intermediate-mid level of proficiency by the end of this course.