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Language Education

Controversies, Observations and Proposals

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Danuta Stanulewicz, Karolina Janczukowicz and Małgorzata Rocławska-Daniluk

This collection of papers explores various issues in English language teaching in Poland, mainly at the secondary and tertiary levels. The topics include Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL), English for Specific Purposes (ESP), and e-learning. The contributions also deal with teaching public speaking, pronunciation and writing. The contributors explore language education from the perspective of cognitive linguistics and propose solutions concerning English for Specific Purposes (Technical Writing in English and Maritime English) as well. The book also investigates teaching not only languages but also, inter alia, geography and linguistics, concentrating on the use of metaphors, prototypes and cognitive models.

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Prototypes and their educational role in animated films for children: A case study of CARS (Joanna Redzimska)

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Prototypes and their educational role in animated films for children: A case study of CARS

Joanna Redzimska

University of Gdańsk

Abstract: Learning and teaching have always been a challenge. The system of education has been making an attempt to comply to the expectations of this challenge, especially when this situation has been prompted by continuous socio-cultural changes. The chapter treats of the presentation of prototypes in media, to be more precise of the role of prototypical representations in the educational process of children.

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