Academic Days of Timižoara: Language Education Today

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Georgeta Raţă
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2011 M08 8 - 670 pages
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Academic Days of Timižoara: Language Education Today is a book of the proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium “Language Education Today: Between Theory and Practice” held in Timižoara, Romania, on May 6–7, 2011, under the auspices of the Romanian Academy. It will appeal to teachers of modern languages no matter the level of instruction. The papers it contains deal with two main approaches of the teaching of languages in Europe, Asia, North America and South America: linguistics (theoretical linguistics: English, French, German, Serbian, and Swiss French; descriptive linguistics: Albanian, English, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish and Serbian; applied linguistics: Albanian, Aromanian, Bahasa Malaysia, Bosnian, Croatian, English, German, Hungarian, Italian, Persian, Russian, Serbian, Spanish, and Turkish) and languages for specific purposes (Croatian, English, French, German, Japanese, Romanian, Russian, Ruthenian, Serbian, and Spanish).


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Georgeta Raţă holds a PhD in Linguistics from the University in Bucharest, Romania. She is a qualified EFL teacher and has been teaching languages for 35 years. Her extensive experience includes both general English and several areas of ESP, and she has published widely in these areas. She also has cross-linguistic expertise, having worked in French and Romanian as well as English, and understands the practical issues involved in teaching and learning different languages and transferring research ideas from one language to another. She is the Scientific Secretary of her department, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Linguistic Studies, a contributor to the English Profile research project, and regularly organises international events in the field of language education. She participates in the project Languages and Cultures in Time and Space carried out in Serbia. She has edited Language Education Today: Between Theory and Practice and Teaching Foreign Languages: Languages for Special Purposes (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010) and co-edited Social Sciences Today: Between Theory and Practice (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2010).

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