How do you pronounce biopic, synod, and Breughel? - and why? Do our cake and archaic sound the same? Where does the stress go in stalagmite? What's odd about the word epergne? As a finale, the author writes a letter to his 16-year-old self.
Languages for Intercultural Communication and Education
This book presents a new view of what it means to teach language and culture in a globalised world characterised by transnational flows of people, commodities and ideas. It contains a critical analysis of the national tradition of culture teaching as an aspect of foreign language teaching and proposes a transnational framework for language and culture pedagogy, aiming at the education of world citizens.