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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.

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Preface

Language learning and culture in a time of globalisation

Centre for Educational Research and Innovation

This remarkable book takes on the big questions of language diversity around the world and its relation to education. These questions are among the most important for the future of humanity on earth. With a globally interconnected economy, unprecedented levels of migration, and a continuous stream of information circulating the planet, children are growing up in a globalised world. Globalisation is not an option but a fact that permeates every village, city, nation.

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