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Meaning and Diversity [microform] / Jonna Cederquist
Bib ID 5542067
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
Cederquist, Jonna
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
7 p. 
Summary

College second language instruction can no longer afford to apply uniform methods and curricula to an increasingly diverse student population. To be realistic, it must be integrated with individual interests, attitudes, personality, and values. The best approach is for students to go individually to the countries of their target languages. The next best strategy is to send them in groups. The minimum stay should be a year. Because different languages do not correspond word for word, language learners must have the experience of explaining their own history and culture in the target language. Language learning content should include issues of contemporary importance, because intercultural communication on current developments in human relations, human rights, cultural heritage, peace and international understanding is vital. Semiotics, seen as both a game and a scientific enterprise, can help to renew enjoyment and appreciation of literature. The social aspects of meaning in language are as important as the individual, cognitive aspects. A brief list of suggested readings is included. (MSE)

Notes

ERIC Note: In: Equality in Language Learning. Proceedings of the Nordic Conference of Applied Linguistics (5th, Jyvaskyla, Finland, June 4-7, 1987); see FL 020 065.

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Applied Linguistics.  |  Cultural Pluralism.  |  Curriculum Design.  |  Demography.  |  Higher Education.  |  Intercultural Communication.  |  Language Variation.  |  Multicultural Education.  |  Second Language Instruction.  |  Second Languages.  |  Semiotics.  |  Student Characteristics.
Form/genre Reports, Evaluative.  |  Opinion Papers.
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