"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.
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Editor's Note: This is the second call for papers.
Language Value (ISSN 1989-7103) www.e-revistes.uji.es/languagevalue welcomes submissions of papers for our next issue:
Adapting to the CEFR in ELT: Evaluation and assessment of language competence
This issue will include original articles concerning different approaches to tackle the impact of CEFR in ELT. Special attention is paid to the evaluation and assessment of language competence in a higher education context. Proposals for contributions are welcome on the following topics:
-The relevance of developing a European framework for language evaluation -The use and impact of evaluation and assessment results -International assessment: comparing educational achievements across countries -CEFR and placement tests in higher education -Validity and reliability -Online assessment -Introduction of standards and assessing schemes in EAP and ESP -Language assessment in the content subjects -Assessment tools and assessment frameworks in higher education: general and context-based proposals -Self-assessment -Diagnostic feedback -The role of multimodality in online assessment -Research on formative and summative assessment on student learning and performance
Detailed proposals (500-1,000 words) for articles of c. 5,000-8,000 words, as well as any inquiries regarding the issue, should be sent by email to the journal address (firstname.lastname@example.org). See the website of the journal for further information for authors (http://www.e-revistes.uji.es/languagevalue/information/authors).
This issue will also publish book and multimedia reviews relevant to its contents. Please contact the Editors if you wish to send a copy of a volume, refer to a website or other products to be reviewed in the journal.
The deadline for proposals is 30 June 2013, with delivery of completed articles by 30 October 2013. Authors will receive an email message acknowledging proposal reception in the following two weeks and will be notified about possible acceptance of the article in a maximum period of one month.