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Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language

Edited by Lubna Alsagoff, Sandra Lee Mckay, Guangwei Hu, Willy A. Renandya

Routledge – 2013 – 364 pages

Series: ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

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Description

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.

Contents

Preface

Part I: WHY ANOTHER BOOK ON EIL

1. Another Book about EIL? Heralding the Need for New Ways of Thinking, Doing, and Being

Lubna Alsagoff

Part II: CALLING FOR CHANGE

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 & Richard Kern

5. The Use of Digital Media in Teaching English as an International Language

Paige Ware, Meei-Ling Liaw & Mark Warschauer

6. Linking EIL and Literacy: Theory and Practice

Constant Leung & Brian V Street

7. Identity and the EIL Learner

Lubna Alsagoff

8. Assessing English as an International Language

Guangwei Hu

Part III: IMPLEMENTING CHANGE

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

Part IV: FORGING AHEAD

19. English as an International Language: A Time for Change

Sandra Lee McKay

About the Contributors

Index

Author Bio

Lubna Alsagoff is Associate Professor and Head of English Language and Literature at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Sandra Lee McKay is Professor Emeritus of English at San Francisco State University.

Guangwei Hu is Associate Professor in the English Language and Literature department of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Willy A. Renandya is Senior Lecturer at the English Language and Literature department of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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Description: Edited by Lubna Alsagoff, Sandra Lee Mckay, Guangwei Hu, Willy A. Renandya. 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...
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