Mediating Languages and Cultures

Mediating Languages and Cultures

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The history of qlanguage teachingq is shot through with methods and approaches to language learning - most recently with qcommunicative language teachingq - 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... architecture and interior decoration, food and cuisine, fashion, dance, popular and classical music, design and technology, drama, and literature. ... into the kinds of cultural experience which arc made available in the schools and other institutions of a multicultural society. ... Where a focus on celebrations and festivals has proved to be a valuable part of the language teaching syllabus, such festivalsanbsp;...

Title:Mediating Languages and Cultures
Author:Dieter Buttjes, Michael Byram
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 1991-01


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