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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: The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied Linguistics
Subtitle: A Handbook for Language Teaching
Edited By: Helen Johnson
Keith Johnson
URL: http://www.blackwellpub.com/asp/book.asp?ref=0631214828
Description:

This volume provides an up-to-date and comprehensive reference guide to the
key concepts, ideas, movements, and trends of applied linguistics for
language teaching.


With over 300 hundred entries of varying length, the volume includes
essential coverage of language, language learning, and language teaching.
Written in an accessible style, the entries draw attention to the practical
teaching implications of the ideas under discussion, and contain selected
bibliographical information for further guided reading.

The volume will be invaluable to students of applied linguistics, language
teaching, TESOL, and related subject areas.

Publication Year: 1999
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
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ISBN: 0631214828
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Pages: 400
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