Foundations Spanish 1

Author: Cathy Holden,Maria del Carmen Gil Ortega

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 113707759X

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 200

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palgrave foundations Spanish 1 – a lively introduction to Spanish • Designed for and used extensively on Institution-wide Language Programmes (IWLPs) including language options and electives, Open Learning Programmes and similar provision • 10 units fit the 20-24 week teaching year • Scripted and unscripted dialogues provide a diverse range of audio material • Integrated pair- and groupwork activities throughout • Contains a comprehensive self-study section for non-contact hours • This second edition now includes audio CDs with every book! Cathy Holden is a tutor at the Institute for Applied Language Studies, University of Edinburgh. She has taught Spanish, French and English in a variety of Higher and Further Education establishments, including Manchester Metropolitan University and Staffordshire University. María del Carmen Gil Ortega is Lecturer in Spanish at the University of the West of England, Bristol. She was formerly Teaching Fellow at the University of St Andrews and also taught Spanish at the University of Brighton. Tom Carty was Languages Programme Leader at Staffordshire University and the University of Wolverhampton 2 audio CDs come with this book MP3 files and digital licences are available for institutions from Palgrave Macmillan. Visit

Foundations Spanish 2

Author: Maria E. Greco,Gabriel Sanchez-Sanchez

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 9781403943385

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 216

View: 4550


A lively and popular textbook teaching Spanish to post-beginners working in a classroom setting. A diverse range of dialogues, and reading passages deliver new material which is carefully practised in a wide variety of imaginative exercises, both individually and in pair- and groupwork, and backed up by structured grammatical underpinning and exercises. A substantial self-study section offers practice material for homework and revision, and for extension purposes. All the audio is available free-to-access as MP3 files online. Foundations Languages courses are tailor-made for undergraduates and other students on Institution-wide Languages Programmes (IWLPs), languages options and electives, ab initio and minor routes in languages, and open learning programmes at universities and in Adult Education. Foundations Spanish 2 is ideal for students with some basic GCSE or other beginner’s knowledge. It can be used as a successor to Foundations Spanish 1, or following any similar beginner’s course.

Foundations of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Author: Colin Baker,Prof. Wayne E. Wright

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 178309723X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 598

View: 8493


The sixth edition of this bestselling textbook has been substantially revised and updated to provide a comprehensive introduction to bilingualism and bilingual education in the 21st century. Written in a compact and clear style, the book covers all the crucial issues in bilingualism at individual, group and societal levels. Updates to the new edition include: • Greater attention to technological advances and global trends impacting and impacted by bilingualism. • New trends and issues in bilingual education, including recent research on the effectiveness of different types of bilingual education. • Issues in the assessment of bilinguals. • The latest thinking on identity and bilingualism. • Recent developments in brain imaging research. • Discussion of the latest terms in bilingualism research including dynamic bilingualism, translanguaging, transliteracy and superdiversity, in addition to an enhanced look at multilingualism. Students and instructors will benefit from new features including: • A comprehensive glossary. • A condensed and updated bibliography. • Updated international examples of policy, research and practice. • The addition of web resources and discussion questions. • Fully revised study activities and recommended reading.

The Palgrave Handbook of Economics and Language

Author: V. Ginsburgh,S. Weber

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137325054

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 748

View: 7008


Do the languages people speak influence their economic decisions and social behavior in multilingual societies? This Handbook brings together scholars from various disciplines to examine the links and tensions between economics and language to find the delicate balance between monetary benefits and psychological costs of linguistic dynamics.

The Palgrave Handbook of Languages and Conflict

Author: Michael Kelly,Hilary Footitt,Myriam Salama-Carr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 303004825X

Category: Applied linguistics

Page: 523

View: 8863


This Handbook maps the contours of an exciting and burgeoning interdisciplinary field concerned with the role of language and languages in situations of conflict. It explores conceptual approaches, sources of information that are available, and the institutions and actors that mediate language encounters. It examines case studies of the role that languages have played in specific conflicts, from colonial times through to the Middle East and Africa today. The contributors provide vibrant evidence to challenge the monolingual assumptions that have affected traditional views of war and conflict. They show that languages are woven into every aspect of the making of war and peace, and demonstrate how language shapes public policy and military strategy, setting frameworks and expectations. The Handbook's 22 chapters powerfully illustrate how the encounter between languages is integral to almost all conflicts, to every phase of military operations and to the lived experiences of those on the ground, who meet, work and fight with speakers of other languages. This comprehensive work will appeal to scholars from across the disciplines of linguistics, translation studies, history, and international relations; and provide fresh insights for a broad range of practitioners interested in understanding the role and implications of foreign languages in war. Michael Kelly is Emeritus Professor of French at the University of Southampton, UK. Hilary Footitt is Senior Research Fellow in the University of Reading, UK. Myriam Salama-Carr is Honorary Research Fellow in Translation and Interpreting at the University of Manchester, UK

AAUSC 2014 Volume - Issues in Language Program Direction: Innovation and Accountability in Language Program Evaluation

Author: Nicole Mills,John Norris

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305465547

Category: Education

Page: 272

View: 6090


Despite rapid globalization within contemporary society and the seemingly obvious need for the study of foreign languages (FL) and cultures; recruitment to undergraduate FL degrees has dwindled, graduate programs have disappeared; and institutions have restructured independent language departments into mega-departments of languages, literatures, and cultures. At the same time, the FL and humanities disciplines have engaged in “soul-searching” exercises in an effort to understand and express a renewed sense of value for the study of foreign language and culture. As a result of these kinds of societal and disciplinary movements, FL programs, along with other educational sectors, are facing the increased need to engage with peripheral forces like accountability and accreditation, to express and ensure their value through outcomes assessment, and to begin to think, innovate, and behave programmatically. Key to enacting these changes systematically and effectively is heightened awareness of the importance of program evaluation, not only as a means to demonstrate how and why FL study is a valuable pursuit in today’s world, but also as a process through which sound improvements can be made, participants can learn, and educational relevance can be sought. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Tracing Dominican Identity

The Writings of Pedro Henríquez Ureña

Author: J. Valdez

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023011721X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 227

View: 9946


The author analyzes and discusses the socio-historical meanings and implications of Pedro Henríquez Ureña's (1884-1946) writings on language. This important twentieth century Latin American intellectual is an unavoidable reference in Hispanic Linguistics and Cultural Studies.