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The fact is that the learner posture might continue to be the most effective communication base not only for short-termers but also for those who invest their entire lives ministering as guests in another country. With a "learning is communication" perspective one can have the unique opportunity to learn important cultural knowledge in the context of community relationships-right where ministry opportunities are.

We should note here that we are talking about language learning, not language study. Millions of people have studied a language without learning it, yet billions have learned languages without studying them. Certainly over half the world's people are multilingual, andrelatively few have learned their additional languages in school. These spontaneous learners demonstrate that norma/language acquisition is a social activity, not an academic activity.

Publication Details

  • Published: 1982
  • Publisher: Lingua House
  • ISBN-10: 0916636046
  • ISBN-13: 978-0916636043
  • Dewey Decimal: 266.02
  • ECHO Library: 266.023 BRE