Mediating Languages and Cultures

Mediating Languages and Cultures


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Mediating Languages and Cultures by Dieter Buttjes

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781853590702
Publisher: Multilingual Matters Ltd.
Publication date: 11/01/1990
Series: Multilingual Matters Series , #60
Pages: 352
Product dimensions: 5.67(w) x 8.55(h) x 0.81(d)

About the Author

Michael Byram is Professor Emeritus at the University of Durham, UK and Guest Professor at the University of Luxembourg.

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