"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.
Teaching Languages to Students with Specific Learning Differences
This book is intended to help language teachers to work effectively and
successfully with students who have specific learning differences (SpLD) such
as dyslexia. The book takes an inclusive and practical approach to language
teaching and encourages teachers to consider the effects that an SpLD could
have on a language learner. It suggests strategies that can be implemented to
enable learners to succeed both in the classroom and in formal assessment.
The book places issues of language teaching for learners with an SpLD in a
broad educational context and, in addition to practical advice on methodologies
and classroom management, also discusses discourses of the field, the
identification of SpLDs and facilitating progression.