ERIC Number: ED531957
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-May-2
Abstractor: As Provided
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Languages in a Global World: Learning for Better Cultural Understanding
Chiesa, Bruno Della, Ed.; Scott, Jessica, Ed.; Hinton, Christina, Ed.
OECD Publishing (NJ3)
The rise of globalisation makes language competencies more valuable, both at individual and societal levels. This book examines the links between globalisation and the way we teach and learn languages. It begins by asking why some individuals are more successful than others at learning non-native languages, and why some education systems, or countries, are more successful than others at teaching languages. The book comprises chapters by different authors on the subject of language learning. There are chapters on the role of motivation; the way that languages, cultures and identities are interconnected; the insights that neuroscience provides; migrants, their education and opportunities to learn languages; language learning and teaching in North America; and new approaches to language learning.
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Global Approach, Motivation, Bilingual Education, Educational Policy, Nonverbal Communication, Cross Cultural Studies, Ideology, Alphabets, Deafness, Assistive Technology, Sign Language, Immigration, Public Policy, English (Second Language), Communication (Thought Transfer), Study Abroad, Migrants, Social Mobility, Multicultural Education, Music, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Evaluative
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Authoring Institution: Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
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