"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.
Didaktik der romanischen Sprachen [Didactics of the Romance Languages]
Praxisorientierte Ansätze für den Französisch-, Italienisch- und Spanischunterricht
This introduction deals with the adoption of one or more Romance languages in
institutions; the objective is a critical reflection taking into account teaching
methods as well as the planning and organization of lessons.
Taking into consideration the didactic-methodical questions that are founded in
reality, numerous examples create close links between theory and practice for
the users of the workbook.
It, therefore, provides a basis for practice semesters or probationary training
periods, as well as, ideas for daily teaching practice in different types of