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ERIC Number: EJ948640
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Dec
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 32
ISSN: ISSN-0039-8322
Globalization, Children's Study Abroad, and Transnationalism as an Emerging Context for Language Learning: A New Task for Language Teacher Education
Song, Juyoung
TESOL Quarterly: A Journal for Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages and of Standard English as a Second Dialect, v45 n4 p749-758 Dec 2011
Amidst emerging trends in transnational migration via globalization, an increasing number of families have gone abroad to help their school-aged children and youth gain international education credentials and provide them an opportunity to acquire English as a global language as early as possible. This early study abroad before college (ESA) has been very popular in traditional Expanding Circle countries, especially with middle class families in East Asia such as Chinese and Korean families. Recent research has just begun to emphasize the role of education in driving migration flows. However, there is little research on this topic in the field of language learning and teacher education while the number of ESA students has been increasing rapidly in certain regions. Therefore, it is imperative to begin discussing the general areas of implications for language teacher education regarding the impact of the rapidly growing ESA learner population on the educational and linguistic landscape in their source and host countries. In this article, the author introduces issues relevant to this emerging group and discusses implications for both English as a second language (ESL) and EFL teacher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; South Korea