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Learning Foreign Languages in Primary School Research Insights

Edited by: María del Pilar García Mayo | Paperback | 9781783098095

This book presents research on the learning of foreign languages by children aged 6-12 years old in primary school settings. The collection provides a significant and important contribution to this often overlooked domain and aims to provide research-based evidence that might help to inform and develop pedagogical practice.…

International Student Engagement in Higher Education Transforming Practices, Pedagogies and Participation

Author: Margaret Kettle | Hardback | 9781783098194

Hand-in-hand with the continuing drive to recruit international students to Western universities goes an interest in student engagement. However, it is often unclear exactly what is meant by engagement.…

Reflective Writing in Medical Practice A Linguistic Perspective

Author: Miriam A. Locher | Hardback | 9781783098231

This book reports the results of a linguistic analysis of reflective written texts, produced during medical education or practice. It explores the topics and communication skills the authors write about, how the narratives develop, how these texts are shaped, what genres influence their composition, how relational work surfaces in them and how the writers linguistically create their identities as experts or novices.…

The Japanese Writing System Challenges, Strategies and Self-regulation for Learning Kanji

Author: Heath Rose | Paperback | 9781783098149

This is the first book devoted to exploring issues of learning written Japanese, focusing on the challenges the writing system poses for the second language learner. It weaves together previous research on Japanese second language acquisition and <em>kanji</em> learning with original studies on self-regulation and <em>kanji</em> learning strategies.…

English Language Teaching in South America Policy, Preparation and Practices

Edited by: Lía D. Kamhi-Stein, Gabriel Díaz Maggioli, Luciana C. de Oliveira | Paperback | 9781783097968

This book investigates new English language policies and initiatives which have been introduced and implemented across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela. Chapters are organized around three themes.…

A Beginner's Guide to Language and Gender

Author: Allyson Jule | Paperback | 9781783097852

In this revised and updated 2nd edition of her pioneering textbook, Allyson Jule offers fresh insights into the study of language and gender for those new to the subject. Students will gain a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical perspectives on gender and language in the workplace, media, school, religion and domestic settings.…

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The Three As: Defining Engagement in Higher Education

This month we published International Student Engagement in Higher Education by Margaret Kettle. In this post, the author introduces her “three As” model for defining the concept of engagement and explains what inspired her to write the book. Engagement is everywhere. When I go to meetings and presentations, and read policy documents, the word is pervasive. We […]

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