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Language Learners with Special Needs: An International Perspective

Language Learners with Special Needs: An International Perspective (Hardback)

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In this age of globalisation, people who do not speak a foreign language are at a serious disadvantage in the job market. It is therefore of great relevance that learners with learning disabilities are also provided with equal and appropriate opportunities to acquire a second or foreign language. The aim of the book is to give readers an insight into the language learning process of learners with disabilities. The articles discuss the learning process and the teaching of dyslexic as well as hearing impaired learners in various parts of the world, from the USA and Canada to England, Norway, Poland and Hungary. The intended audience of the book is language teachers, MA and MEd students, and researchers in the field of SLA, applied linguistics, or special education.

EducationTeaching SkillsLanguage teachingEducationTeaching SkillsTeaching of specific groups & persons with special educational needsLanguages with Grant & Cutler Publisher: Channel View Publications Ltd Publication Date: 18/07/2008 ISBN-13: 9781847690906  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Judit Kormos is a senior lecturer at the Department of Linguistics and English Language, Lancaster University. She is the editor of the volume Language Learners with Special Needs: An International Perspective. She was the principal investigator of a research and teacher training project on the language learning processes of dyslexic and Deaf learners in Hungary. Edit H. Kontra is associate professor at the Department of English Applied Linguistics of Eoetvoes Lorand University, Budapest. Her main research interest lies in individual differences, language testing and the methodology of teaching EFL.

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