Their roles, functions and management
David Ingram | Griffith University
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Language centres serve an important role in the development and implementation of language policy and in supporting language teachers. This book describes five language centres, the Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (London), the European Centre for Modern Languages (Graz), the Regional Language Centre (Singapore), the National Foreign Language Center (NFLC, Washington DC), and the Centre for Applied Linguistics and Languages (CALL, Brisbane). These contrasting centres provide the basis for a discussion of the roles, functions and management of language centres and the challenges facing such centres (and universities in general) arising from tensions between the pursuit of academic excellence and the demands of commercialisation and economic rationalism. The author holds a chair in applied linguistics in Griffith University and has written extensively on language policy and its implementation and on language assessment. He has established and directed three language centres since the mid-1980s, including CALL since 1990, and is an Adjunct Fellow of NFLC.
[Language International World Directory, 5] 2001. x, 241 pp.
Publishing status: Available
© John Benjamins Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements | p. ix
The language centre concept | pp. 1–6
The National Foreign Language Center (NFLC), Washington DC, United States of America | pp. 7–38
The Centre for Information on Language Teaching and Research (CILT), London, United Kingdom | pp. 39–62
The European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML), Graz, Austria | pp. 63–84
The SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC), Singapore | pp. 85–107
The Centre for Applied Linguistics and Languages (CALL), Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | pp. 109–157
A comparative view of five language centres | pp. 159–172
Issues to consider in establishing and developing a language centre | pp. 173–231
Name index | pp. 239–241
Subject index | p. ny
“David Ingram's Langauge Centres is the first significant text, I believe, which provides a perspective on and review of a range of language centres. [...] Professor Ingram's drives home his sagacious recommendations from a variety of perspectives, not the least of which is a passing profile of a centre that failed.”
Denis Cunningham, President - FIPLV
“[...] 'Language Centres' is required reading for persons and organizations interested in establishing or expanding a language center. Persons interested in language policy, curricular reform, and research facilities will also find the book an invaluable resource.”
Robert J. Fouser, Kyoto University
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Translation & Interpreting Studies
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CFP: Translation & interpretation
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LAN023000: LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Translating & Interpreting