The History of Language Learning and Teaching

The History of Language Learning and Teaching with Professor Nicola McLelland

Why have people learned languages in the past?

Which languages have they learned and what exactly is it that they have learned?

How have foreign languages been taught?

The history of language learning and teaching in the UK reflects the development of educational and linguistic theories over time.

How have approaches, methods and techniques in language teaching and learning changed and what does that tell us about the linguistic understanding at the time?

Delving into the past also allows us a fascinating insight into changing political and cultural representations at different times.

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