"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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Call for Papers Special Issue of TESL Canada Journal, Fall 2014 Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning
Guest Editor: William Dunn, PhD
In this themed issue, we aim to bring together papers representing various perspectives on Task-Based Language Teaching and Learning. We welcome contributions on a wide range of topics, including but not limited to:
- Using tasks in classroom settings (K-12, post-secondary, adult education) - TBLT and teacher preparation - Task-based assessment - Cognitive perspectives on tasks and their role in language learning - Sociocultural aspects of using tasks - TBLT and educational technology - Links between TBLT and Content-Based Instruction - TBLT and culture
We encourage a broad range of theoretical frameworks and methodological approaches, including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods. We welcome submissions from researchers and specialists around the world, but all papers should adhere to the journal's mandate by demonstrating relevance for the teaching or learning of English as a second language in Canada.
Manuscripts should be sent as an email attachment directed to the Journal's email address (email@example.com). The TESL Canada Journal Submission Form should be sent as a separate attachment, along with the manuscript. To review author guidelines, please visit the TESL Canada website: http://www.tesl.ca/publications/tesl-canada-journal/