Mediating Languages and Cultures Edited by: Dieter Buttjes, Michael Byram

Format:
Paperback - 352 pages
ISBN:
9781853590702
Published:
01 Nov 1990
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
210 x 148
Availability:
Available

Summary

The history of "language teaching" is shot through with methods and approaches to language learning - most recently with "communicative language teaching" - but this book demonstrates that a more differentiated and richer understanding of learning a foreign language is both necessary and desirable. Languages and cultures are interlinked and interdependent and their teaching and learning should be too. Learning another language is part of a complex process of learning and understanding other people's ways of life, ways of thinking and socio-economic experience.





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