Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency

Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency

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This book examines approaches to teaching students who aim to make the leap from qadvancedq or qsuperiorq proficiency in a foreign language to qnear-nativeq ability. While there are an abundance of publications on classroom techniques and methods for lower levels of instruction, almost nothing exists about the transition, which is vital for those who intend to use foreign languages in high-level arenas. Compiled by leading practitioners in this area of foreign language teaching, the book fills the gap for those developing programs at the qadvanced to distinguishedq level.3 The EDT consists of five parts for students with one foreign language: a 150- word translation from English to the foreign language; a 150-word translation from the foreign language to English; a 300-word essay in English; a 300- word essayanbsp;...

Title:Developing Professional-Level Language Proficiency
Author:Betty Lou Leaver, Boris Shekhtman
Publisher:Cambridge University Press - 2002-09-26


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