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This e-book offers a range of papers on educating English as a international language and the position of language schooling in human improvement. As considering talents depend upon language, language schooling may still exceed utilitarian and daily communicative wishes and may be the root for constructing different tuition matters. The e-book offers functional feedback for language instructing, for the advance of logical pondering and the certainty of the linguistic dating among the 1st and the second one languages in a ancient standpoint.

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The philological element in the education of a language teacher: Understanding the similarity between English and Polish Mikołaj Rychło, University of Gdańsk The aim of this paper is to investigate formal similarities between Polish and English words in order that teachers of English may understand the causes of the resemblances and notice the connections between various cognates and loanwords in which the similarity is disguised beneath systematic sound correspondences and parallel word-formation processes.

With the stress on cultivating the critical spirit, conscious bilingualism assists the learner in developing such dispositions as habitual inquisitiveness, trustfulness of reason, open-mindedness, flexibility, fair-mindedness in evaluation, honesty in facing personal biases, prudence in making judgements or willingness to reconsider, to name but a few. Not only do the foregoing qualities lead away from naive acceptance of authority, dogmatic viewpoints and ideas based on insufficiently examined premises, but they also provide a sound basis for lifelong learning.

In the sense here indicated, the poetic function of language does not relate to poetry, but to the artistic or creative dimension of language use. The emphasis on the utterance itself shifts attention to wording and, by implication, language is seen as material for genuine creation. With its emphasis on the conscious awareness of the unique characteristics of either linguistic system, conscious bilingualism provides an excellent vehicle for developing the creative aspect of language use. The conscious bilingual appears to have the necessary knowledge and skills for transferring or altering linguistic expressions in innovative ways, not to mention that the sense of distance from the second language only reinforces the tendency to play with it, take it apart and put it back in different configurations.

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