Handbook of Foreign Language Communication and Learning

Author: Karlfried Knapp,Barbara Seidlhofer

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110188333

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 730

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This volume focuses on how far the policies, principles and practices of foreign language teaching and learning are, or can be, informed by theoretical considerations and empirical findings from the linguistic disciplines. Part I deals with the nature of foreign language learning in general, while Part II explores issues arising from linguistic, socio-political, cultural and cognitive perspectives. Part III and IV then consider the different factors that have to be taken into account in designing the foreign language subject and the various approaches to pedagogy that have been proposed. Part V finally addresses questions concerning assessment of learner proficiency and the evaluation of courses designed to promote it. Key features: provides a state-of-the-art description of different areas in the context of foreign language communication and learning presents a critical appraisal of the relevance of the field offers solutionsto everyday language-related problems with contributions from renowned experts
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Business and Technical Communication

An Annotated Guide to Sources, Skills, and Samples

Author: Sandra E. Belanger,Susan Lee Kendall,Toby Leigh Matoush

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313308727

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 321

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By combining research sources with an annotated bibliography this reference title locates the sources that offer practical solutions to business and technical communication problems.
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The Profession of English in the Two-year College

Author: Mark Reynolds,Sylvia A. Holladay

Publisher: Heinemann Educational Books

ISBN: 9780867095791

Category: Education

Page: 150

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The 1960s: a time of protests and civil rights marches, sit-ins and speak-outs, free-love rallies and anti-establishment Yip-ins. Yet going largely unnoticed was another powerful revolution: the explosive growth of the two-year college. In The Profession of English in the Two-Year College, those on the front lines of this movement record how they successfully taught a new kind of student in a re-imagined postsecondary institution. Those students lived at home, worked to make ends meet, and were the first in their families to attend college. They were Vietnam veterans, adults years distant from high school, fulltime workers, and struggling immigrants. To teach them, faculty invented new curricula, novel instructional methods, and innovative teaching materials - and in doing so also invented a blueprint for successful two-year college English teaching. The Profession of English in the Two-Year College features essays by major figures including Mark Reynolds, Elizabeth Nist, Marilyn Smith Layton, and William Costanzo, concluding with a selective bibliography by Howard Tinberg. Featuring essays about curricular innovation, ESL, the value of professional conferences, and the crucial role that two-year colleges have played in technological innovation, this volume shines a bright light on an institution that has become a mainstay of American higher education.
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Communication Works!

Author: Alex Whitman,Kathy K. Demarest

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780130953858

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 468

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For courses in Business English, Editing and Proofreading, Career Development and Counseling, and Business Writing.This sensible approach to the requisites for language mastery explores grammar and composition, along with the skills needed for effective communication: reading, writing, speaking, listening, thinking critically, and collaborating. An additional focus on certain aspects of personal development and interpersonal skills, as they relate to numerous and varied jobs, complements the other material and provides students with practical information on how to succeed in the workplace.
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Spanish for Cruisers

The Boater's Complete Language Guide for Spanish-Speaking Destination

Author: Kathy Parsons

Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications

ISBN: 9780967590523

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 367

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This second edition of the popular Spanish for Cruisers has been greatly expanded so that it now covers ALL the language and vocabulary necessary to cruise the Spanish-speaking countries of the Caribbean, Central and South America and Europe. There is no other source that provides boaters and marine interests with the practical, specialized phrases they need to communicate with port captains, dock attendants, marina and boatyard staff, mechanics, marine technicians, rescuers, fishermen and divers. Spanish for Cruisers is just as useful ashore for food provisioning, shopping, dining, medical care, banking, phone, internet, transportation and directions. Completely indexed in English and Spanish, with easy-to-use pronunciation for every word, plus illustrations and diagrams of systems and boat parts, Spanish for Cruisers will be the boater's essential companion throughout their stay in Spanish-speaking countries.
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