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Exploring Translation in Language Learning


Malgorzata Smentek

This book explores the functions and potential of translation in language learning. It demonstrates that despite its changing fortunes in the history of foreign language teaching, translation has a prominent part to play both in the L2 classroom and beyond. As a cognitive process and a quintessential communicative activity, it not only boosts the learner’s bilingual and bicultural competence, but also promotes and accelerates the development of the skill of translation. Considering its diverse educational assets as well as the results of a research survey presented in this book, the author argues that translation practice should become an integral element of contemporary foreign language education.

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Names: Smentek, Ma?gorzata, author.

Title: Exploring translation in language learning / Magorzata Smentek.

Description: Frankfurt am Main ; New York : Peter Lang, [2017] | Series:

Gdansk studies in language; Vol. 12 | Includes bibliographical references.

Identifiers: LCCN 2017002914| ISBN 9783631641354 (Print) | ISBN


(E-PDF) | ISBN 9783631706404 (EPUB) | ISBN 9783631706411 (MOBI)

Subjects: LCSH: Translating and interpreting--Study and teaching. | Language and languages--Study and teaching--Foreign speakers.

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