"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.
Two case studies of content-based language education Fred Genesee and Kathryn Lindholm-Leary 3 – 33
Indigenous immersion education: International developments Stephen May 34 – 69
CLIL classroom discourse: Research from Europe Tarja Nikula, Christiane Dalton-Puffer and Ana Llinares García 70 – 100
A Vygotskian sociocultural perspective on immersion education: The L1/L2 debate Merrill Swain and Sharon Lapkin 101 – 129
Perspectives on New Research
Towards a cross-linguistic pedagogy: Biliteracy and reciprocal learning strategies in French immersion Susan Gail Ballinger 131 – 148
On mature reflection: Commentary on Ballinger dissertation summary Tina M. Hickey 149 – 154
Commentary on Ballinger dissertation summary Stella Kong 155 – 158
Ana Llinares, Tom Morton & Rachel Whittaker, The Roles of Language in CLIL David Marsh 159 – 162
Sharon A. Reyes & James Crawford, Diary of a Bilingual School: How a Constructivist Curriculum, a Multicultural Perspective, and a Commitment to Dual Immersion Education Combined to Foster Fluent Bilingualism in Spanish- and English-Speaking Children Reviewed by Ester J. de Jong 163 – 165