Book Announcement: New Methodological Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching

New Methodological Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Hardback, pp435, £67.99 / $114.95

Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of New Methodological Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching, edited by Laura Torres-Zúñiga and Thomas H. Schmidt.

This volume explores how the traditional academic disciplines of linguistics, translation, literature and cultural studies can contribute to, or be integrated into, the teaching of a foreign language by means of innovative methodologies, techniques and instruments. The book begins with a selection of essays on applied linguistics that share some significant findings in the context of second or foreign language acquisition. It then examines the ways in which linguistics, translation theory, literature and cultural studies are brought into the foreign language classroom not just as objects of study but also as vehicles for language-learning. By presenting studies on four main foreign languages, English, Spanish, French and German, the collection offers, to the foreign language profession, an opportunity for the sharing and comparison of strategies across languages at both the secondary and higher education level.

The text is a valuable resource for language teachers with a more philologically-oriented background who would like to learn how to apply their research knowledge and experience to the design and implementation of new methodological approaches.

To read a full summary of the book and to read a 30-page sample extract, which includes the table of contents, please visit the following link:

New Methodological Approaches to Foreign Language Teaching can be purchased directly from Cambridge Scholars, through Amazon and other online retailers, or through our global network of distributors. Our partners include Bertram, Gardners, Baker & Taylor, Ingram, YBP, Inspirees and MHM Limited. An e-book version will be available for purchase through the Google Play store in due course.

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About the Editors

Laura Torres-Zúñiga, PhD, teaches English at the Catholic University of Murcia, Spain. She has taught English and Spanish at the University of Granada, Spain, and the University of Delaware, USA. Her research interests include literature and the implementation of innovative and collaborative techniques in the foreign language classroom.

Thomas H. Schmidt, PhD, teaches German and English and is Vice Dean of Studies in Modern Languages at the Catholic University of Murcia, Spain. He has taught several Masters and undergraduate programmes and has been Visiting Researcher at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany, and the University of Applied Science (Fachhochschule) for Management, Germany. His research focuses on bilingualism and foreign language learning and knowledge.

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