Review Multilingual computer assisted language learning (a review)


A new methodology and a new technology and pedagogic strategy of delivery are the key themes of this book. Buendgens-Kosten and Elsner teach at the Goethe University in Frankfurt in Germany and are convinced that the pedagogy of the one- language teaching method, either in L1 or in L2 and occasionally a mixture of both where translation is an aid to comprehension, is out of date.

This is due to the increase in globalisation with the vastly increased movement of people around the world both for work and to live and the accelerated speed and volume of international communication made possible by the Internet, with the myriad and increasing ICT applications being used by people around the world but not as widely in language learning.

BARRY TOMALIN. Joint Managing Editor of Training, Language and Culture and a board member of ICC. Regular reviewer for TLC and a specialist in international communication, cultures, soft power and media. Founder and facilitator of the ICC-recognised Business Cultural Trainers Certificate. Teaches at the Academy of Diplomacy and International Governance at Loughborough University and International House London. Author and co-author of a number of books on international business culture, including World Business Cultures – A Handbook and Cross-Cultural Communication: Theory and Practice.

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