Distance Education And Languages: Evolution and Change by Borje HolmbergDistance Education And Languages: Evolution and Change by Borje Holmberg

Distance Education And Languages: Evolution and Change

EditorBorje Holmberg

Hardcover | March 23, 2005

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This edited book is the first collection of studies dealing specifically with the teaching of languages at a distance. It contains contributions from language teaching professionals working all over the world in different contexts and at different stages of development, and covers a variety of languages. Based on practical experience and research, it includes work on learner autonomy and support; theories of distance language learning; the development of intercultural competence; methodology and course design; different learning environments and how to make best use of them, and language teacher education. These contributions have been collected together in one volume to encourage the establishment of collaborative links between practitioners in different institutions and around the world and inspire more related research in the future to guide our understanding and reflection on evolution and change within the field.
Börje Holmberg is a linguist by training who leads the field in the development of theories relating to distance learning and teaching. He has held senior posts at Hermods in Sweden, the FernUniversität and the Private Distance-Teaching University of Applied Sciences in Germany. He holds honorary doctorates from universities in Austral...
Title:Distance Education And Languages: Evolution and ChangeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 8.59 × 5.98 × 0.95 inPublished:March 23, 2005Publisher:Multilingual MattersLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1853597767

ISBN - 13:9781853597763

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Editorial Reviews

I found that Holmberg and his colleagues offer an excellent account of the practice of distance education, with particular emphasis paid to language. I found this book very useful and I was honoured to have been given the opportunity to review such excellent work. I feel that Holmberg and colleagues have written a fine compendium of distance education in relation to language teaching. - Rashid Aderinoye, University of Ibadan, Nigeria - International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning November 2005