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ERIC Number: EJ1124000
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6882
Oracy Is as Important as Literacy: Interview with Christine C. M. Goh
Mah, Adeline Shi Hui
RELC Journal: A Journal of Language Teaching and Research, v47 n3 p399-404 Dec 2016
Christine Goh is known internationally for her work on researching and developing oracy (listening and speaking) among English language learners, in particular the role of metacognition in language learning. She has published 10 books and over 70 peer-reviewed journal articles and international book chapters on these and other related topics. Her recent books include "Teaching Speaking: A Holistic Approach" (with Anne Burns, Cambridge University Press, 2012) and "Teaching and Learning Second Language Listening: Metacognition in Action" (with Larry Vandergrift, Routledge, 2012). She holds a PhD (Linguistics) degree from Lancaster University, UK, and is Professor of Linguistics and Language Education at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She is also concurrently the NIE Dean of Graduate Studies and Professional Learning. Goh is a qualified English language teacher, and has taught pre-service and in-service courses and she continues to teach higher degree courses and supervises graduate research. She is frequently invited to speak at conferences and conduct workshops locally and overseas. This article features an interview with Goh conducted by Adeline Shi Hui Mah in which Goh discusses what sparked her interest in oracy, common misconceptions about the teaching of oracy, Goh's views on how teaching and learning of oracy has changed over the years, her description of the general attitude of English teachers towards the teaching of oracy, teachers' awareness of the role of metacognition in oracy instruction, benefits of incorporating metacognitive processes in teaching and learning oracy, what motivates or inspires Goh to continue her work and research, and what areas of research she would like to pursue in the future.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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