Foreign Language Teaching and the Environment

Foreign Language Teaching and the Environment

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At a time when environmental humanities and sustainability studies are creating new opportunities for curricular innovation, this volume examines factors key to successful implementation of cross-curricular initiatives in language programs. Contributors discuss theoretical issues pertinent to combining sustainability studies with foreign languages, describe curricular models transferable to a range of instructional contexts, and introduce program structures supportive of teaching cultures and languages across the curriculum. Exploring the intersection of ecocriticism theory, second language acquisition (SLA) research, and disciplinary fields, these essays demonstrate ways in which progressive language departments are being reconceived as relevant and viable programs of cross-disciplinary studies. They provide an introduction to teaching sustainability and environmental humanities topics in language, literature, and culture courses, along with a wide range of resources for teachers and diverse stakeholders in areas related to foreign language education.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 322 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1603293949
  • 9781603293945
  • 3,367,313

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This volume will be a must-read for all teachers interested in content-based instruction--and not just those in foreign languages. I'm in awe of it."" - Katherine Arens, The University of Texas at Austin
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