How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Second Language Teaching, A view from the Right Side of the Brain: + offers a practical introduction to the use of neuroscience to teach second languages; + provides information on the relation between how the brain learns and how this can be used to construct classroom activities; + evaluates methods, syllabi, approaches, etc. from the perspective of brain functioning; + illustrates how teaching can unfold with actual examples in several languages. This volume is indispensable in courses designed for language teachers, curriculum planners, and applied linguistics.