ERIC Number: ED530909
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Mar-19
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Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language. ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series
Allsagoff, Lubna, Ed.; McKay, Sandra Lee, Ed.; Hu, Guangwei, Ed.; Renandya, Willy A., Ed.
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
What general principles should inform a socioculturally sensitive pedagogy for teaching English as an International Language and what practices would be consistent with these principles? This text explores the pedagogical implications of the continuing spread of English and its role as an international language, highlighting the importance of socially sensitive pedagogy in contexts outside inner circle English-speaking countries. It provides comprehensive coverage of topics traditionally included in second language methodology courses (such as the teaching of oral skills and grammar), as well as newer fields (such as corpora in language teaching and multimodality); features balanced treatment of theory and practice; and encourages teachers to apply the pedagogical practices to their own classrooms and to reflect on the effects of such practices. Designed for pre-service and in-service teachers of English around the world, "Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language" fills a critical need in the field. Chapters include: (1) Another Book about EIL? Heralding the Need for New Ways of Thinking, Doing, and Being (Lubna Alsagof); (2) Individual Identity, Cultural Globalization, and Teaching English as an International Language: The Case for an Epistemic Break (B. Kumaravadivelu); (3) Principles of Teaching English as an International Language (Sandra Lee McKay); (4) Language Teaching and Learning in the Postlinguistic Condition? (Mark Evan Nelson and Richard Kern); (5) The Use of Digital Media in Teaching English as an International Language (Paige Ware, Meei-Ling Liaw, and Mark Warschauer); (6) Linking EIL and Literacy: Theory and Practice (Constant Leung and Brian V. Street); (7) Identity and the EIL Learner (Lubna Alsagoff); (8) Assessing English as an International Language (Guangwei Hu); (9) EIL Curriculum Development (James Dean Brown); (10) Teaching Materials in EIL (Aya Matsuda); (11) Teaching Oral Skills in English as a Lingua Franca (Juliane House); (12) Lexical Innovation in English as an International Language: Implications for English Teaching (Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng); (13) Corpora in Language Teaching from the Perspective of English as an International Language (John Flowerdew); (14) Grammar Teaching and Standards (Anthea Fraser Gupta); (15) Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language: Teaching Critical Reading (Catherine Wallace); (16) Controversy and Change in How We View L2 Writing in International Contexts (Christine Pearson Casanave); (17) Literature in Language Teaching (Alan Maley); (18) Language Learning Strategies: An EIL Perspective (Yongqi Gu); and (19) English as an International Language: A Time for Change (Sandra Lee McKay). An index is included.
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Critical Reading, Applied Linguistics, Learning Strategies, Global Approach, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teaching Methods, Administrators, Second Language Learning, Educational Principles, Oral Language, Grammar, Computational Linguistics, Theory Practice Relationship, Self Concept, Epistemology, Information Technology, Literacy, Language Skills, Evaluation Methods, Official Languages, Instructional Materials
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