Languages in a Global World

Learning for Better Cultural Understanding

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The rise of globalisation makes language competencies more valuable, both at individual and societal levels. This book examines the links between globalisation and the way we teach and learn languages. It begins by asking why some individuals are more successful than others at learning non-native languages, and why some education systems, or countries, are more successful than others at teaching languages.

The book comprises chapters by different authors on the subject of language learning. There are chapters on the role of motivation; the way that languages, cultures and identities are interconnected; the insights that neuroscience provides; migrants, their education and opportunities to learn languages; language learning and teaching in North America; and new approaches to language learning.



Education and creativity in Tanzania

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

When discussing education in developing nations, such as Tanzania, the role of creativity rarely comes up. Resources, in the form of local artists and musicians, are abundant – but how can we equip this population of artists to take the role of educators, and subsequently connect them with the students that so desperately need an outlet for creative growth? Based on my time working as a musician and music teacher in Tanzania, I highlight one organisation that is working towards this very goal, and discuss why the role that this organisation fills is so vital.


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