Language Education Today

Language Education Today

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Language Education Today: Between Theory and Practice is a collection of essays that appeal to teachers of modern languages (almost exclusively English) regardless of the level of instruction. The essays deal with three main aspects of the opposition Linguistic Identity vs. Multilingualism: language education (mother tongue a€“ Turkish, Kurdish, and Serbian; contact linguistics a€“ the impact of Slavic and of German on modern Romanian; the opposition L1 vs. L2 a€“ Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Serbian vs. English; and contrastive studies a€“ German and Macedonian); English language teaching and learning (English as a Foreign or Second Language taught to Serbian and Ruthenian students; English for Specific Purposes a€“ Business English, Information Technology English, the English of hotel terminology, and the English of business media taught to Romanian students; English language teaching and assessing methods to Thai, Italian, Malaysian, and Croatian students; and the profile of the language teacher in the universities of the F.Y.R. of Macedonia and of Romania); and linguistic issues (with focus on some English word histories and on some English modal verbs, on French spelling and on some French verbs of animal communication, and on the Latin Plesiosauria Nomenclature).... Farsi and Urdu), with emphasis on the innumerable academic, social and cognitive benefits of bilingual education. Sandra STEFANOVIAr focuses in her essay on language transfer and on overgeneralization as generators of errors in Serbian high-school studentsa#39; ... She sheds light on these problems, attempts to classify them, establish which teaching and learning practices students are subjected to inanbsp;...

Title:Language Education Today
Author: Georgeta Raţă
Publisher:Cambridge Scholars Publishing - 2009-12-14

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