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1. Renaissance and Humanism

Humanism and the Renaissance brought sweeping changes in language teaching in terms of what was taught, how, and to whom. During the late Middle Ages, the European vernacular languages were studied mainly for practical reasons, for example by traveling merchants, craftsmen, and scholars, participants in pilgrimages, and nobles, and acquisition was done in private tuiti…

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Schöttle, Silke, “Language tuition”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 03 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027880>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20190124

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