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Globalization and Language Teaching

Edited by David Block, Deborah Cameron

Routledge – 2001 – 208 pages

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    978-0-415-24276-9
    October 25th 2001
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    978-0-415-24275-2
    October 24th 2001

Description

This book considers the issues globalization raises for second language learning and teaching. Block and Cameron's collection shows how, in an economy based on services and information, the linguistic skills of workers becomes increasingly important. New technologies make possible new kinds of language teaching, and language becomes an economic commodity with a value in the global marketplace. This has implications for how and why people learn languages, and for which languages they learn.

Drawing together the various strands of the globalization debate, this rich and varied collection of contributions explores issues such as:

*The commodification of language(s) and language skills

*The use of new media and new technologies in language learning and teaching

*The effects of globalization on the language teaching industry

*New forms of power and resistance.

Author Bio

David Block is Lecturer in Languages in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London. Deborah Cameron is Professor of Languages in Education at the Institute of Education, University of London

Name: Globalization and Language Teaching (Paperback)Routledge 
Description: Edited by David Block, Deborah Cameron. This book considers the issues globalization raises for second language learning and teaching. Block and Cameron's collection shows how, in an economy based on services and information, the linguistic skills of workers becomes increasingly...
Categories: Language & Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics