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Modern Languages Across the Curriculum


reviewed by ZhaoHong Han — 2003

coverTitle: Modern Languages Across the Curriculum
Author(s): Michael Grenfell (Ed.)
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415254833, Pages: 222, Year: 2002
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Coincidentally, about three years ago, I reviewed, at the request of Language Teaching Research, a book by Michael Grenfell (Han, 2001). So when the Teachers College Record invited me to write a review of Grenfell’s new book, I agreed almost immediately – driven largely by my curiosity as to what the researcher had done since his last book.  Also, knowing that the researcher came from the field of foreign language teaching as opposed to TESOL and SLA where I had been, I was looking forward to an opportunity to bring myself up-to-date with the latest developments in that camp. Admittedly, for years, lurking at the back of my mind has been the conception  -- widely shared among colleagues in my field as well  -- that the teaching of modern foreign languages, in general, lags behind the teaching of English as a second and/or foreign language, both in terms of learning theories and pedagogic principles. Is this conception true today? With these curiosities, I began my... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1274-1277
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11092, Date Accessed: 12/14/2017 4:01:04 PM

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  • ZhaoHong Han
    Teachers College, Columbia University
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    ZHAOHONG HAN (Ph.D., University of London) is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University. Her research interests include L2 learnability, fossilization, and the interface of second language acquisition and second language teaching. Her research has appeared in journals including Applied Linguistics, Foreign Language Annals, Language Teaching Research, ITL Review of Applied Linguistics, RELC Journal, and TESOL Quarterly.
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