ERIC Number: ED454729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Listening to Lorca: A Journey into Language.
This book is an autobiographical account of the life of Eric Hawkins, a leading figure in language teaching. The author recounts his journey into language, which traces his formative experiences at school in 1920s Liverpool, taking him to pre-Civil War Spain, undergraduate life at Cambridge, language learning in the shadow of Nazi Germany, life as a soldier during World War II, and a subsequent rich teaching career. Chapter titles include the following: "Listening to Lorca"; "How It Began"; "Lessons from Liverpool"; "Reading Cervantes"; "Two German Families"; "Preparing To Teach"; "The Basque Children"; "Languages in Uniform"; "Two Schoolmaster Lieutenants"; "Starting Again"; "Rebuilding Bridges"; "Breaking the Language Lockstep"; "Jan Komensky"; "Henry Sweet"; "A Language Teaching Center"; "Why Not Rebuild Babel?"; and "Envoi." Appendices include "School Certificate French Paper" (1929) and "A 5-Subject Higher School Certificate: Sample Questions" (1931). Twelve illustrations are included. (KFT)
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Foreign Countries, Latin American Literature, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Creative Works
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: France; Germany; Spain; United Kingdom; United Kingdom (Liverpool)