Asian English Language Classrooms

Asian English Language Classrooms

If you are a student teacher of English or an English teacher who would like to see what other progressive teachers like you are doing across Asia, this is the book you have been looking for.

Author: Handoyo Puji Widodo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317626527

Category: Education

Page: 270

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The teaching of English in the Asian context is always challenging and dynamic because both teachers and learners have diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds. Equally important, where English is not widely used outside the classroom, English language classrooms are an authentic site of learner engagement. For these reasons, for all those concerned with contemporary English language teaching (ELT) in Asia, Asian English Language Classrooms: Where Theory and Practice Meet, provides an account of theoretical orientations and practices in the teaching of English to multilingual speakers whose primary language is not English. While covering the fundamental ELT areas (e.g., the teaching of language skills, educational literature, the use of technology in ELT, the role of pragmatics in ELT, social psychology of the language classroom, and language classroom management) with which every language teacher and teacher trainer must be concerned, this volume showcases how particular orientations shape ELT practices. We believe that practicing English teachers must have a heightened awareness of the theory behind their practice. At the same time, the theoretical stance must be firmly anchored in actual classrooms. Containing newly commissioned chapters written by well-regarded and emerging scholars, this book will appeal not only to beginning teachers or teachers in training but also to established teachers around Asia where English is used as a lingua franca. If you are a student teacher of English or an English teacher who would like to see what other progressive teachers like you are doing across Asia, this is the book you have been looking for.
Categories: Education

Codeswitching in University English Medium Classes

Codeswitching in University English Medium Classes

This volume begins by examining current theoretical work on codeswitching and then proceeds to examine the convergence and divergence between university language teachers' beliefs about codeswitching and their classroom practice.

Author: Roger Barnard

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781783090907

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 240

View: 771

In the multilingual societies of the 21st century, codeswitching is an everyday occurrence, and yet the use of students' first language in the EFL classroom has been consistently discouraged. This volume begins by examining current theoretical work on codeswitching and then proceeds to examine the convergence and divergence between university language teachers' beliefs about codeswitching and their classroom practice.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

English Language Education Policy in Asia

English Language Education Policy in Asia

This volume offers comprehensive 'state-of-the-art' overviews of educational policies concerning the teaching of English in a large number of Asian countries.

Author: Robert Kirkpatrick

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319224640

Category: Education

Page: 388

View: 211

This volume offers comprehensive 'state-of-the-art' overviews of educational policies concerning the teaching of English in a large number of Asian countries. Each contribution is written by a leading expert and gives a clear assessment of current policies and future trends. Starting with a description of the English education policies in the respective countries, the contributors then delve into the 'nuts and bolts' of the English education policies and how they play out in practice in the education system, in schools, in the curriculum, and in teaching. Topics covered include the balance between the acquisition of English and the national language, political, cultural, economic and technical factors that strengthen or weaken the learning of English.
Categories: Education

Transcultural Flows of English and Education in Asian Contexts

Transcultural Flows of English and Education in Asian Contexts

This book investigates the “collision” or “synthesis” that occurs between people when cultures are shared and reconstructed in different contexts and result in hybridity.

Author: Tyler Andrew Barrett

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781498527002

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 246

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This book investigates the “collision” or “synthesis” that occurs between people when cultures are shared and reconstructed in different contexts and result in hybridity. By focusing on transcultural flows the authors acknowledge the hybridity in educational concepts and practices that emerge as a result of relationships and processes that occur inside and outside of the classroom as people and their cultures come together.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Asian EFL Classroom

The Asian EFL Classroom

This book offers an insight into the 21st century teaching and learning of English in Asia.

Author: Soo-Ok Kweon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429867743

Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 268

This book offers an insight into the 21st century teaching and learning of English in Asia. Despite English being widely recognized as a lingua franca in this era of globalization, the general EFL proficiency of graduates from high schools and even universities in most Asian countries are still below the expectations of policymakers. Given the critical role English will play in the globalized world, this review and examination of the current state of English education in Asia is both important and timely. This book consists of ten chapters from ten different Asian countries, including the Russian Far East. The scope of the book allows EFL students, researchers and teachers to gain perspectives on many of the significant current issues, expectations, and challenges in the teaching and learning of English faced by Asia in the 21st century.
Categories: Education

English Language Education in South Asia

English Language Education in South Asia

The volume contains compilation of scholarly and investigative essays, especially written for this volume, by some of the most prominent and emerging scholars of English language education in South Asia.

Author: Lesley Farrell

Publisher: Cambridge India

ISBN: 9788175967809

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 291

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In South Asia, English is the major link language for people from diverse linguistic backgrounds. With globalisation and the subsequent rise in the demand of English, almost all South Asian countries are in the process of introducing English at the early school level. This widens the scope of investigating into the national policies regarding English and probing the status of English language in relation to pedagogy in the countries of the South Asian region. "English Language Education in South Asia" provides a strong foundation for scholarly work on ELE in South Asia. The volume contains compilation of scholarly and investigative essays, especially written for this volume, by some of the most prominent and emerging scholars of English language education in South Asia. The chapters provide up-to-date information on the politics, policy, theory and practice of ELE in seven countries of South Asia - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The volume, divided into three sections - Policy, Pedagogy and Politics of Pedagogy - investigates how the socio-economic, local and global language politics shape the ELE in South Asia. It also addresses the theoretical as well as practical issues of classroom procedures, teacher preparation programmes, resource management, examinations, educational constraints and limitations.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

English in Southeast Asia

English in Southeast Asia

This volume provides a first systematic, comprehensive account of English in Southeast Asia (SEA) based on current research by leading scholars in the field.

Author: Ee Ling Low

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027249029

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 394

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This volume provides a first systematic, comprehensive account of English in Southeast Asia (SEA) based on current research by leading scholars in the field. The volume first provides a systematic account of the linguistic features across all sub-varieties found within each country. It also has a section dedicated to the historical context and language planning policies to provide a background to understanding the development of the linguistic features covered in Part I and, finally, the vibrancy of the sociolinguistic and pragmatic realities that govern actual language in use in a wide variety of domains such as the law, education, popular culture, electronic media and actual pragmatic encounters are also given due coverage. This volume also includes an extensive bibliography of works on English in SEA, thus providing a useful and valuable resource for language researchers, linguists, classroom educators, policy makers and anyone interested in the topic of English in SEA or World Englishes as a whole.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

The Study of Second Language Acquisition in the Asian Context

The Study of Second Language Acquisition in the Asian Context

This book will be of special interest to English teachers and those in professional development in the region and/or who have classrooms with Asian learners.

Author:

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781430305910

Category: Education

Page: 612

View: 597

This book will be of special interest to English teachers and those in professional development in the region and/or who have classrooms with Asian learners. Paradigms appear to be shifting in Asian L2 learning in a region providing huge growth in English education. This will have an important bearing on the profession, including researchers, worldwide
Categories: Education

Teaching English in East Asia

Teaching English in East Asia

This book investigates the current EFL market in East Asia, focusing on K-12, university, and cram school English education in Japan, China, and Korea.

Author: Clay H. Williams

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811038075

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 640

This book investigates the current EFL market in East Asia, focusing on K-12, university, and cram school English education in Japan, China, and Korea. It explores prevailing educational practices by both Asian learners and teachers of English, contrasting them with Western practices, and illuminating why Western pedagogical methods have often encountered tremendous resistance from teachers, administrators, parents, and students in the East Asian classroom context. After establishing this cultural contrast of pedagogical norms, the book presents a series of practical means for adapting Western teaching practices and philosophies to better suit the learning styles of East Asian students and the cultural context and practical realities of the East Asian classroom, offering both Western teachers working in East Asia and native East Asian teachers realistic plans for turning theory into successful practice. These plans are divided by subsections, focusing on the linguistic subskills being taught: listening/speaking, reading, and writing. Each section includes two contrasting lesson plans to demonstrate how the educational theories and practices promoted by the author can often be implemented by making relatively simple changes to existing practices that incorporate a fuller understanding of how to actively assist students in developing new learning styles and behaviors.
Categories: Education

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts

... LL05052 Codeswitching in the Multilingual English First Language Classroom
; LL05134 On Language Heroes and ... LL06466 South Asian English
Sociolinguistic perspectives on variation in non - native varieties of English : The
case of ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015078291369

Category: Language and languages

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Categories: Language and languages

East Asian Perspectives on Silence in English Language Education

East Asian Perspectives on Silence in English Language Education

This book eschews stereotypes and generalisations about why so many learners from East Asia seem either reluctant or unable to speak in English by providing a state-of-the art account of current research into the complex and ambiguous issue ...

Author: Jim King

Publisher: Multilingual Matters

ISBN: 9781788926782

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 200

View: 487

Silence is a key pedagogical issue in language education. Seen by some as a space for thinking and reflection during the learning process, for others silence represents a threat, inhibiting target language interaction which is so vital during second language acquisition. This book eschews stereotypes and generalisations about why so many learners from East Asia seem either reluctant or unable to speak in English by providing a state-of-the art account of current research into the complex and ambiguous issue of silence in language education. The innovative research included in this volume focuses on silence both as a barrier to successful learning and as a resource that may in some cases facilitate language acquisition. The book offers a fresh perspective on ways to facilitate classroom interaction while also embracing silence and it touches on key pedagogical concepts such as teacher cognition, the role of task features, classroom interactional approaches, pedagogical intervention and socialisation, willingness to communicate, as well as psychological and sociocultural factors. Each of the book’s chapters include self-reflection and discussion tasks, as well as annotated bibliographies for further reading.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Second Language Instruction acquisition Abstracts

Second Language Instruction acquisition Abstracts

97/2012 Evans - Harvey , Cher , Climate Setting in Second - Language
Classrooms , Mosaic , 1993 , 1 , 2 , winter , 1,3-5 . ... The Ideational Function of
English in Sri Lanka , Chpt in SOUTH ASIAN ENGLISH : STRUCTURE , USE ,
AND USERS ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000070061241

Category: Language and languages

Page:

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Categories: Language and languages

Journal of Asian English Studies

Journal of Asian English Studies

Something Old Something New : English Language Teaching in Perspective
Kevin P . A . P . Piamonte This paper will ... I . Needs Analysis The over - riding
need of our students the moment they enter the language classroom is to
improve ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015072468955

Category: Asia

Page:

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Categories: Asia

Language Arts in Asia

Language Arts in Asia

This volume is the first of a series contributing to the academic study of Language Arts, as an English-language teaching paradigm. Language Arts has been widely used in native English-speaking countries including Australia and New Zealand.

Author: Christina DeCoursey

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443836883

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 445

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This volume is the first of a series contributing to the academic study of Language Arts, as an English-language teaching paradigm. Language Arts has been widely used in native English-speaking countries including Australia and New Zealand. Its recent adoption into the second-language teaching curriculum in Hong Kong, as well as similar initiatives within secondary and tertiary education in mainland China, enhances its interest to scholars studying second-language teaching and learning in Asian contexts. This book offers many papers and discussions of interest to teachers, language professionals, scholars and administrators. Its chapters explore current topics in Language Arts research including trends in the rapprochment of stylistics and linguistics, teaching approaches and learning outcomes. At the same time, they offer diverse theoretical and methodological aproaches, of interest to the practitioner and policy-maker as well as the researcher. The value of this volume lies particularly in strengthening the theoretical and methodological foundations of Language Arts. The use of literature and the arts in humanist education has a long history within Europe, being traditionally appreciated for its ability to transform leaders, instill finer sensibilities and question social ills. In its postcolonial incarnations, as the traditional subject areas were informed by critical and linguistic theories, language arts subject areas were less often used, as they were understood to offer opportunities to analyse their functions as apology for leaders, coopting the young, and pacifying dissent but less often used to teach second language skills. Language Arts curricula arising since the 1980s have increasingly embraced authentic voices, styles and genres. Contemporary Language Arts curricula use literature to teach reading-based and communication skills, in conjunction with critical and creative thinking. The movement of English-language education beyond native English shores has placed Language Arts into a World Englishes frame, and therefore its curricula have included the teaching ethics, civics and intercultural sensitivity. The explosion of media and digital communications of the 1990s led to the adoption of media literacy as a crucial Language Arts skill. As digital innovations continue to impact the teaching of English, Language Arts has adopted multiliteracies. These developments are represented in the papers included in this volume.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Primary School English language Education in Asia

Primary School English language Education in Asia

The chapters in this book, written by leading English-teaching professionals in seven Asian countries and originally delivered at the 2010annual conference of Asia TEFL which took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, describe and analyze national ...

Author: Bernard Spolsky

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415534062

Category: Education

Page: 151

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"In Asia, English is no longer a foreign language but a key resource for education, government, business and the general public. Whereas thirty years ago, British and American experts believed that the best way to improve the quality of English teaching was to cancel any programs below the secondary level, Asian nations as well as European are now introducing English in primary school. But there are major obstacles to overcome: the training of enough local teachers or the hiring of English speakers, the preparation of suitable teaching materials, the development of useful tests, and the design of workable curriculums. The chapters in this book, written by leading English-teaching professionals in seven Asian countries and originally delivered at the 2010 annual conference of Asia TEFL which took place in Hanoi, Vietnam, describe and analyze national policies and how they are implemented. The coverage is wide: China with its huge number of students learning English, Japan working to make the transition from elementary to secondary school seamless, Singapore continuing to use English as medium of instruction for its multilingual population, Korea developing English education policies to recognize the increased role of English alongside the national language, India building on its colonial past to make English an economic resource, Vietnam fitting English into a program of national rebuilding, and Taiwan spreading its English teaching outside the national capital. This is not a report of the views of outside experts, but of local experiences understood by local scholars of international standing. Policy makers, educators, researchers and scholars will be able to gain valuable insights from Asian experts"--
Categories: Education

Journal of Asian Pacific Communication

Journal of Asian Pacific Communication

Few complex structures are attempted . Little attempt is made at reformulation . (
Scale construct : The ability of teachers to use English accurately in the language
classroom ) not acceptable for a teacher of English . By contrast with Speaker 2 ...

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ISBN: UOM:39015068881575

Category: Communication

Page:

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Categories: Communication

International Handbook of English Language Teaching

International Handbook of English Language Teaching

This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts.

Author: Jim Cummins

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780387463018

Category: Education

Page: 1201

View: 149

This two volume handbook provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English Language Teaching in international contexts. More than 70 chapters highlight the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second language acquisition and pedagogy. The Handbook provides a unique resource for policy makers, educational administrators, and researchers concerned with meeting the increasing demand for effective English language teaching. It offers a strongly socio-cultural view of language learning and teaching. It is comprehensive and global in perspective with a range of fresh new voices in English language teaching research.
Categories: Education

English Language Teaching

English Language Teaching

Asian students ' reticence revisited . System , 28 , 435 - 446 . Claire , E ... Cultures
of learning : Language classrooms in China . In : Cloeman , H . ( ed . ) ... Asian
Journal of English Language Teaching , 6 , 77 - 84 . Murphey , T . 1993 . ogging .

Author: Veronika Makarova

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015059588361

Category: English language

Page: 298

View: 199

Categories: English language

Literature Education in the Asia Pacific

Literature Education in the Asia Pacific

This edited collection provides an overview of English literature education in the Asia-Pacific in global times, bringing to international attention a rich understanding of the trends, issues and challenges specific to nations within the ...

Author: Chin Ee Loh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351968805

Category: Education

Page: 258

View: 930

The continual rise of English as a global lingua franca has meant that English literature, both as a discipline and as a tool in ESL and EFL classrooms, is being used in varied ways outside the inner circle of English. This edited collection provides an overview of English literature education in the Asia-Pacific in global times, bringing to international attention a rich understanding of the trends, issues and challenges specific to nations within the Asia-Pacific region. Comprising contributions from Australia, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Vietnam, the collection addresses the diversity of learners in different national, cultural and teaching contexts. In doing so, it provides insights into historical and current trends in literature education, foregrounds specific issues and challenges in policymaking and implementation, presents practical matters concerning text selection, use of literature in the language classroom, innovative practices in literature education, and raises pressing and important questions about the nature, purpose and importance of literature education in global times.
Categories: Education