Book Announcement: Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity

Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443881678
Hardback, pp155, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Pedagogical Innovations in Foreign Language Learning via Interlocutor Familiarity by Christine E. Poteau.

Creating classroom spaces that allow for increased learner participation and lowered anxiety levels allows for an inclusive learning environment. Continuing collaborative efforts to challenge theories and further test methodologies by drawing upon research studies helps researchers and educators to become more informed about individual learner preferences and classroom contextual factors and to foster meaningful learning environments across disciplines. Specifically, examining distinct learner contexts can allow educators to explore new avenues of pedagogical design to improve learning contexts. Continue reading

Book Announcement: Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning

Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886147
Hardback, pp516, £70.99 / $119.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Digital Resources, Creativity and Innovative Methodologies in Language Teaching and Learning, edited by Adriana Teresa Damascelli.

The concept of university language centres has changed in recent decades. Initially conceived as laboratories for practical and autonomous language-learning, they are now considered as places with more specific and complex functions in language teaching and learning. University language centres now constitute networks for exchanging knowledge and know-how in order to respond to ever-changing, multilingual and multicultural contexts. At the same time, the availability and acquisition of new technologies is contributing to the creation of new tools for the provision of appropriate services and training.
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Book Announcement: Taking Stance in English as a Lingua Franca: Managing Interpersonal Relations in Academic Lectures

Taking Stance in English as a Lingua Franca: Managing Interpersonal Relations in Academic Lectures now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886383
Hardback, pp230, £61.99 / $105.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Taking Stance in English as a Lingua Franca: Managing Interpersonal Relations in Academic Lectures by Maicol Formentelli.

English is undoubtedly the lingua franca of global communication today, and plays a major role in the internationalisation of universities, where it is increasingly being used as the medium of instruction. The use of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in higher education has spread at different speeds throughout Europe over recent decades, with Nordic and central-western countries leading the way and the regions of southern Europe lagging behind. In Italy, English-taught programmes are a rather new and emerging phenomenon which needs to be empirically investigated to uncover the complex mechanisms of classroom interaction in this foreign language.
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Book Announcement: Translating Tenses in Arabic-English and English-Arabic Contexts

Translating Tenses in Arabic-English and English-Arabic Contexts now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443882781
Hardback, pp182, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Translating Tenses in Arabic-English and English-Arabic Contexts by Hassan Abdel-Shafik Hassan Gadalla.

This volume is devoted to the translation of Arabic tenses into English, and English tenses into Arabic. Using a corpus of 1,605 examples, it is remarkably exhaustive in its treatment of the categories and forms of both Standard Arabic and English tenses. As such, it represents a useful reference for translators and linguistics researchers. With 260 example sentences and their translations, the book will be very beneficial to teachers and students of Arabic-English and English-Arabic translation.
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Book Announcement: An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology

An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443873345
Hardback, pp260, £61.99 / $104.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of An Introduction to Cultural Anthropology by C. Nadia Seremetakis.

This book engages young scholars, teachers and students in a critical dialogue with past and present directions in cultural-historical studies. More particularly, it prepares prospective anthropologists, as well as readers interested in human cultures for understanding basic theoretical and methodological ethnographic principles and pursuing further what has been known as cultural anthropological perspectives. The book discusses key, field-based studies in the discipline and places them in dialogue with related studies in social history, linguistics, philosophy, literature, and photography, among others.
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Book Announcement: Diversity and Social Justice in Early Childhood Education: Nordic Perspectives

Diversity and Social Justice in Early Childhood Education: Nordic Perspectives now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443879668
Hardback, pp197, £58.99 / $99.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Diversity and Social Justice in Early Childhood Education: Nordic Perspectives, edited by Anette Hellman and Kirsten Lauritsen.

This collection is aimed at practitioners and scholars interested in democracy, social justice and diversity. The importance of the book lies in the way it discusses possible ways for early childhood education to work with diversity and language in order to allow inclusion and social justice for all children. Building on case studies from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden, the text offers broad insights into the field of diversity through historical and organisational perspectives, as well as viewpoints of children, practitioners and parents.
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Book Announcement: Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns

Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

9781443886093
Hardback, pp180, £63.99 / $108.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Teacher Education in India: Issues and Concerns, edited by Lokanath Mishra.

This book derives from an ICSSR New Delhi-sponsored National seminar on teacher education issues and concerns, with special reference to North East India, organised by the Department of Education at Mizoram University, Aizawl, India. The entire fabric of any modern and progressive country is built upon the quality, dedication, competency, and commitment of teachers. A great responsibility lies with teachers, as a generation of young people’s education is dependent on teachers’ ability to teach well. The teacher education system is, therefore, an important vehicle to improve the quality of education, which means that the revitalisation and strengthening of the teacher education system is a powerful way to raise the standard of education in a country. This collection of papers analyses this teacher education system and the processes of improvement that are taking place.
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