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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: Sprachenbewusstheit im Fremdsprachenunterricht
Subtitle: Arbeitspapiere der 32. Frühjahrskonferenz zur Erforschung des Fremdsprachenunterrichts
Edited By: Eva Burwitz-Melzer
Frank G. Königs
Hans-Jürgen Krumm
URL: http://www.narr-shop.de/index.php/sprachenbewusstheit-im-fremdsprachenunterricht.html
Series Title: Giessener Beiträge zur Fremdsprachendidaktik

Die reflektierende Auseinandersetzung mit Sprachen liegt in mehrsprachigen Zusammenhängen besonders nahe: Kinder, die bereits mehrere Sprachen in den Unterricht mitbringen, und Menschen, die eine zweite oder dritte Fremdsprache lernen, entwickeln in vielen Fällen eine eigene Sprachenbewusstheit, also ein Wissen um Gemeinsamkeiten und Unterschiede von Sprachen. Vor diesem Hintergrund stellen sich etliche Fragen, denen die Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer der Frühjahrskonferenz in 20 Beiträgen nachgehen. Die Fragen – und die Antworten darauf – beziehen sich auf die Erforschung und die praktische Gestaltung des Lehrens und Lernens fremder Sprachen. Dabei bemühen sich die Beiträgerinnen und Beiträger darum, den Begriff der Sprach(en)bewusstheit aus unterschiedlichen Perspektiven mit Leben zu erfüllen.

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag GmbH + Co. KG
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783823367635
Pages: 217
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