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The Socioeconomic Power of Language Policies

Posted by asecoli - November 8, 2011

My latest work on the field of socioeconomic linguistics has now appeared in the International Journal for the Sociology of Languages. The empirical study is entitled “On the correlation between socioeconomics and policies of languages in official contexts”. The article deals with the question of how the socioeconomic performance of countries is correlated with the kind and number of languages for official contexts. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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„Hello World“ at Amazon

Posted by asecoli - November 5, 2011

Our book Hello World! Teacher Handbook Basic Global English (BGE) is now also available at amazon.de, amazon.com, amazon.co.uk and amazon.ca.

Joachim Grzega

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Hints on the Language Workout Method

Posted by asecoli - Oktober 19, 2011

I have said in my last entry on the Language Workout Method that at the beginning one should use word-types that the mother-tongue, proper names and words from the core vocabulary to teach the pronunciation and the sound-letter-equivalents to the learners in a structured way, embedded into sentences. I would like to stress that this last remark is important. According to my observations, it is important that the learners get the experience that they can already say a few useful sentences already after half an hour. This can include sentences for saying thank you, please, hello, good-bye and the presentation for oneself and other people. If need be, the demonstrations of the many internationalisms and the teaching of foreign sounds (if their number is high for a specific learner group) can be spread over several lessons.

 

I have also said that it is also imaginable to exclude a source language and use only the target language—especially if the learner group is linguistically heterogeneous. I have mentioned the importance of pantomiming and drawing here. I would also like to point out two picture dictionaries that may be useful here: ICOON – Global Picture Dictionary and Point It: Traveller’s Language Kit.

 

Joachim Grzega

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A New Language Teaching Method on the Occasion of the European Day of Languages

Posted by asecoli - September 26, 2011

September 26 is the European Day of Languages. It aims at celebrating the multilingualism of Europe, thus encouraging the multilingualism of Europeans. As the creator of Basic Global English, I would like to take the opportunity to remind readers that BGE is not a concept—in contrast to what some believe—that is conceived as making other languages dispensable. Just on the contrary, BGE is an element in my concept of global triglossia: Everyone should be competent in his mother tongue, Global English (successful global communication being the model), and at least one more language (a native variety of that language being the model). As a matter of fact, I have also said that it could be Europeans’ goal to be competent in even more languages. Since I could prove BGE to be an effective way to reach competence in global communication up to an intermediate level, I have tried to focus more on improving teaching other languages.

Based on my previous experiences in teaching and learning language I am suggesting a new language teaching method for beginners here, which I would like to call “language workout method”. Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Introduction to Linguistics by Joachim Grzega

Posted by asecoli - Juli 1, 2011

My materials for the introduction to linguistics have now been published as a book at LINCOM. If students order it directly at LINCOM, they will get it at a special discount clearly below the prices for other introductions of smaller size.  The book’s full title is Introduction to Linguistics from a Global Perspective: An Alternative Approach to Language and Languages. It is based on a 10-plus-year-long teaching experience. 10 chapters Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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BGE on the radio

Posted by asecoli - Juni 24, 2011

I was interviewed by Bayerischer Rundfunk on the idea of Globish and was also asked about Basic Global English (BGE). The interview will be part of the radio program „orange“, broadcast tomorrow from 9.05-11.00 AM on B2.

 

Joachim Grzega

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New Article on LdL and Knowledge Transfer

Posted by asecoli - Juni 10, 2011

A new article on LdL has just appeared in the journal Fachsprache. It focuses on expert-layperson communication, or knowledge transfer compentence, and was written by Bea Klüsener and me. Here’s the abstract.

 

Joachim Grzega

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New BGE Article

Posted by asecoli - Juni 8, 2011

A new article on BGE, by Sandra Stenzenberger and myself, has now been published in the Journal for EuroLinguistiX. The article deals with teaching pronunciation, vocabulary and communication skills and tests different skills with respect to the Common European Framework of Reference.

Joachim Grzega

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On the Michel Thomas Method

Posted by asecoli - Mai 31, 2011

In a self-experiment and in a class experiment, I tried out the Michel Thomas Method (MTM). I tried out the Spanish course (with pre-knowledge of Spanish) and the Polish course (without previous knowledge of Polish) and I designed lessons in Russian and Swedish to be taught to other people. The MTM is based on these principles: Den Rest des Beitrags lesen »

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Vision Summit 2011

Posted by asecoli - April 10, 2011

I was invited to present LdL at the Vision Summit 2011 – an interesting conference for social entrepreneurship. This year’s summit was dedicated to innovations in the educational sector. During coffee breaks people were very much interested in BGE. We’re on the right entrepreneurial track!

 

Joachim Grzega

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