"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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Arab World English Journal
Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) welcomes the submission of papers for the March issue, 2013. The deadline for manuscript submission is 31 December, 2012. The issue publication date is March, 2013.
For more information visit Arab World English Journal on www.awej.org. Before sending your paper, please read the submission and Manuscript Guidelines for Arab World English Journal (AWEJ) at the following places:
The papers can address, but are not limited to, the following areas:
- English Language Teaching and Intercultural Communication - Teaching and Learning of English as a Foreign/ Second Language - Classroom Practice and Language Proficiency - Cognitive Learning and Communication - English Teaching and Learning in the Digital Age - Methods for Teaching General English and for Teaching English for Specific Purposes - Teachers as Innovators and Facilitators - Teaching materials and communicative language teaching and learning - Curriculum Development: A thought for Literary texts, texts of Popular Culture and Information Technology - New literacies and English Language Teaching - English and New Trends in Higher Education - Role of English and Arabic in Globalised Contexts - Relationship between L1 and L2 - Course Design and Needs Analysis - Effective Teaching Methodologies in Language and Literature Classrooms - Assessment and Testing - Interdisciplinary in Language Teaching and Learning - Assessment Practices in Language Teaching - Classroom Management - English as an International Language - Language Acquisition - The Role of Culture in English Language Teaching and Learning - Cultural Awareness in the Communicative Class
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