Mediating Languages and Cultures: Towards an Intercultural Theory of Foreign Language Education

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Dieter Buttjes, Michael Byram
Multilingual Matters, 1991 - Education - 333 pages
The history of "language teaching" is shot through with methods and approaches to language learning - most recently with "communicative language teaching" - 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
 

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Contents

towards an integrated
17
TOWARDS A SOCIAL HISTORY OF LANGUAGE TEACHING
31
making
47
common European perspective
84
TOWARDS A RESEARCHBASED THEORY OF INTERCULTURAL
101
effects
120
case studies
136
a contrastive
159
the Third World in West
193
converging
209
TOWARDS AN INTERCULTURAL TEACHER EDUCATION
237
a project in
261
foundations and principles
275
towards an intercultural
306
List of Contributors
323
Copyright

TOWARDS A REVISION OF INTERCULTURAL TEACHING MEDIA
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Michael Byram is Professor Emeritus at the University of Durham, UK. He has published numerous books, including most recently Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range: From Theory to Practice (edited with Manuela Wagner and Dorie Conlon Perugini, Multilingual Matters, 2017).

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