"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.
Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching, Third Edition
An updated edition of this popular introduction to language teaching
methodology which describes different methods and approaches in language
teaching. Techniques and Principles in Language Teaching has influenced the
way thousands of teachers have taught languages. This classic guide to
developing the way you teach has been an essential resource to new and
experienced teachers worldwide, and is now in its third edition. Each
chapter focuses on a different teaching approach, describing it being used
in the classroom, analyzing what happened, and helping you think how you
could apply it to your own teaching.