"The language is easily accessible and fluent. Arugments are presented cohesively and, above all, with passion. Indeed, I find it refreshing to read theoretical discussions based on individual commitment rather than just on well-established theories. Modern Languages is, therefore, not trying to 'teach' us anything but to raise awareness, ask questions and challenge traditional ways of perceiving complex issues... A lively, stimulating and thought-provoking read."
"The qualities of languaging evident in the volume are remarkable. The format of the book is unique in that the exposition of theoretical stances and comment thereon is interspersed with a variety of narratives in which the principles outlined are brought to life with reference to particular experiences."
`This is an important book. A very important book. It is important because it both challenges traditional understandings of language teaching and learning in universities, and rejects new understandings which only devalue the potential power of language learning…. This is not, however, merely a critique. The authors offer a compelling alternative, and do so in a language and style which mirror the alternative proposed…. The authors illustrate their ideas through snapshots of classroom practices which help to build up a picture of what is meant.
Very readable, sets the current context very clearly. Great examples, up to date.
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