The importance of learning foreign languages in Trinidad and Tobago

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dc.contributor.author Kawecki, Regis
dc.contributor.author Gea-Monera, Maria Pilar
dc.date.accessioned 2010-04-20T20:34:54Z
dc.date.available 2010-04-20T20:34:54Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Kawecki, R., & Gea-Monera, M. P. (2008). The importance of learning foreign languages in Trinidad and Tobago. In L. Quamina-Aiyejina (Ed.), Reconceptualising the agenda for education in the Caribbean: Proceedings of the 2007 Biennial Cross-Campus Conference in Education, April 23-26, 2007, School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago (pp. 465-476). St. Augustine, Trinidad: School of Education, UWI. en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-976-622-001-3
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2139/6724
dc.description.abstract By learning a foreign language, students are exposed to a new and exciting world and get close to other people and to cultures that possess different systems for explaining and understanding world phenomena. This experience broadens the learners' minds and makes them appreciate other lifestyles that are neither better nor worse, but different. Tolerance and respect for others are highly valued in the world today and we all need to be educated in these values. In this respect, the Centre for Language Learning (CLL) has an important role to play for the university and the larger community of Trinidad and Tobago. These are issues addressed in this paper, which presents and analyses data from questionnaires distributed to CLL students at the beginning of Semester 2, 2006-2007. The purpose of the survey was to have a better picture of our students so that we could design programmes that meet their needs and expectations en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher School of Education, UWI, St. Augustine en
dc.subject Language education en
dc.subject Foreign languages en
dc.subject Centre for Language Learning, UWI, St. Augustine en
dc.subject Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.title The importance of learning foreign languages in Trinidad and Tobago en
dc.type Book chapter en


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