By Annick De Houwer, Antje Wilton
This quantity discusses numerous elements of English in latest multilingual Europe. It emphasizes the interdependence among cultures, languages and events that impact its use. This interdependence is especially appropriate to ecu settings the place English is being discovered as a moment language. Such studying occasions represent the middle concentration of the publication. the quantity is exclusive in bringing jointly empirical experiences reading components that advertise the training of English in Europe. instead of assuming that English is a danger to linguistic range and cultural independence, those stories speak about psycholinguistic elements comparable to the enter, and sociolinguistic elements resembling the kind of English that's distinctive in studying. The contributing authors are well-established experts who've labored on multilingualism, English as a Lingua Franca and moment language acquisition. The ebook should be of curiosity to utilized linguists, sociolinguists and lecturers of English as a overseas language.
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Nowadays, 90% of the schools in the Basque Autonomous Community teach English from the age of four, although it is not compulsory until the age of six. This very early introduction of English has also taken place in some areas in Spain but it is not as common in other parts of Europe. The early learning of English in pre-school started in the Basque Country almost 20 years ago. The first project to introduce English as a school subject in pre-school was called Eleanitz Proiektua (Multilingualism Project) and started in several Basque-medium schools (ikastolak) in 1991.