Uncovering Ideology in English Language Teaching

Uncovering Ideology in English Language Teaching
Author: Robert J. Lowe
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 190
Release: 2020-07-02
ISBN: 3030462315
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Ideology in English Language Teaching Book Excerpt:

This book introduces the concept of the ‘native speaker’ frame: a perceptual filter within English Language Teaching (ELT) which views the linguistic and cultural norms and the educational technology of the anglophone West as being normative, while the norms and practices of non-Western countries are viewed as deficient. Based on a rich source of ethnographic data, and employing a frame analysis approach, it investigates the ways in which this ‘native-speaker’ framing influenced the construction and operation of a Japanese university EFL program. While the program appeared to be free of explicit expressions of native-speakerism, such as discrimination against teachers, this study found that the practices of the program were underpinned by implicitly native-speakerist assumptions based on the stereotyping of Japanese students and the Japanese education system. The book provides a new perspective on debates around native-speakerism by examining how the dominant framing of a program may still be influenced by the ideology, even in cases where overt signs of native-speakerism appear to be absent.

Readings for Reflective Teaching

Readings for Reflective Teaching
Author: Andrew Pollard
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2002-01-01
ISBN: 9780826451156
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Readings for Reflective Teaching Book Excerpt:

This unique book provides the reader with a mini-library of over one hundred readings containing: --both classic and contemporary readings--international contributors--material drawn from books and journalsAn essential reference resource in its own right, Readings for Reflective Teaching also contains numerous cross-references to Andrew Pollards Reflective Teaching.

Contextualizing the Pedagogy of English as an International Language

Contextualizing the Pedagogy of English as an International Language
Author: Nugrahenny T. Zacharias
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 205
Release: 2013-09-11
ISBN: 1443852570
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contextualizing the Pedagogy of English as an International Language Book Excerpt:

Among the growing number of publications on promoting English as an International Language (EIL), little has been written on the complexities that the EIL paradigm has brought to the teaching and learning of English in the classroom. This edited book seeks to address this deficit in the literature by bringing together narratives of the realities that EIL practitioners encountered in their diverse teaching contexts, including Indonesia, the Pacific islands, USA, and Australia; the struggles, tensions, dilemmas, and quests of living as EIL practitioners in specific teaching contexts and wider English communities in general are all explored in this book. It explores pedagogical practices, understandings, and challenges surrounding the implementation of EIL pedagogy and principles in contexts where English is traditionally described as a second language or foreign language. This book will be of interest to teachers, academics, and research students working in the areas of ELT, critical applied linguistics, EIL, language and identity, and English language teacher education. It can also be used to complement university-level textbooks in these areas. The book provides theoretical and contextual knowledge for practicing teachers and teacher educators seeking to understand and explore the teaching and learning realities of implementing EIL in the classroom.

Accent and Teacher Identity in Britain

Accent and Teacher Identity in Britain
Author: Alex Baratta
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2018-04-05
ISBN: 1350054941
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Accent and Teacher Identity in Britain Book Excerpt:

In British society, we celebrate diversity and champion equality across many areas, such as race and religion. However, where do British accents stand? Do notions such as 'common' or 'posh' still exist regarding certain accents, to the extent that people are deemed fit, or not, for certain professions, despite their qualifications? Accent and Teacher Identity in Britain explores these questions and Alex Baratta's research shows that those with accents regional to the North and Midlands are most likely to be told by mentors and senior staff to essentially sound less regional, whereas those from the Home Counties are less likely to be given instructions to change their accent at all. Baratta investigates the notion of linguistic power, in terms of which accents appear to be favoured within the context of teacher training and from the perspective of teachers who feel they lack power in the construction of their linguistic teacher identity. He also questions modifying one's accent to meet someone else's standard for what is 'linguistically appropriate', in terms of how such a modified accent impact on personal identity. Is accent modification regarded by the individual neutrally or is it seen as 'selling out'?

Higher Education Internationalization and English Language Instruction

Higher Education Internationalization and English Language Instruction
Author: Xiangying Huo
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2020-11-07
ISBN: 303060599X
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Higher Education Internationalization and English Language Instruction Book Excerpt:

This book offers new understanding of the implications of pluralism and of transnational movements to higher education and the construct of a “native speaker” within contemporary globalization processes. Theoretically, it calls for a revisioned English as an International Language (EIL) pedagogy and a wider acceptance of EIL and of World Englishes. It challenges the postsecondary education sector to change the discourse around language proficiency to one that engages the “pluralism of English.” As for the applied significance, the book contributes to the work on neo-racism which means racism goes beyond color to stereotypic foreign cultures, nationalities, and exotic accents based on cultural distinctions instead of merely skin differences. The book contributes to higher education policy and practice, pushing a revisioning of ESL in conceptual and pedagogical ways, such as designing more culturally oriented curriculum, implementing culturally responsive pedagogy, and valuing the teaching proficiency more than the language proficiency.

Teaching English to the World

Teaching English to the World
Author: George Braine
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2014-04-08
ISBN: 1135603499
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching English to the World Book Excerpt:

Teaching English to the World: History, Curriculum, and Practice is a unique collection of English language teaching (ELT) histories, curricula, and personal narratives from non-native speaker (NNS) English teachers around the world. No other book brings such a range of international ELT professionals together to describe and narrate what they know best. The book includes chapters from Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, and Turkey. All chapters follow a consistent pattern, describing first the history of English language teaching in a particular country, then the current ELT curriculum, followed by the biography or the autobiography of an English teacher of that country. This consistency in the structuring of chapters will enable readers to assimilate the information easily while also comparing and contrasting the context of ELT in each country. The chapter authors--all born in or residents of the countries they represent and speakers of the local language or languages as well as English--provide insider perspectives on the challenges faced by local English language teachers. There is clear evidence that the majority of English teachers worldwide are nonnative speakers (NNS), and there is no doubt that many among them have been taught by indigenous teachers who themselves are nonnative speakers. This book brings the professional knowledge and experience of these teachers and the countries they represent to a mainstream Western audience including faculty, professionals, and graduate students in the field of ESL; to the international TESOL community; and to ELT teachers around the world.

World Englishes in English Language Teaching

World Englishes in English Language Teaching
Author: Alex Baratta
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 319
Release: 2019-03-01
ISBN: 3030132862
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

World Englishes in English Language Teaching Book Excerpt:

This book provides an in-depth exploration of World Englishes and their place in the English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classroom. It opens with a critical assessment of the research to date that includes analysis of competing and complementary terms such as English as an International Language (EIL), Global English, English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and 'Glocal English'. Here, and throughout the work, the author problematizes the terminologies used to define and describe Englishes, arguing for example for the need to distinguish between Chinglish and China English. The book then turns to an examination of three case study varieties of non-inner circle English: Konglish, Singlish and Indian English; before exploring the results of an original empirical study into language attitudes concerning several varieties of English among language teachers and learners. Finally, sample exercises for the classroom are provided. This book will be of particular interest to language teachers and teacher trainers, and to students and scholars of EFL and applied linguistics more broadly.

Global TESOL for the 21st Century

Global TESOL for the 21st Century
Author: Heath Rose,Mona Syrbe,Anuchaya Montakantiwong,Natsuno Funada
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-05-27
ISBN: 1788928202
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Global TESOL for the 21st Century Book Excerpt:

This book explores the impact of the spread of English on language teaching and learning. It provides a framework for change in English language teaching to better reflect global realities and current research. The authors examine the pedagogical implications of the global spread of English, drawing on world Englishes, English as a lingua franca, and global Englishes research. The book proposes key innovations for teaching English as an international language, and outlines key areas for future classroom-based research. The book is essential reading for postgraduate researchers, teachers and teacher trainers in TESOL and second language education programmes.

Story as Vehicle

Story as Vehicle
Author: Edie Garvie
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters Limited
Total Pages: 229
Release: 1990
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Story as Vehicle Book Excerpt:

Presenting a methodology for the development of language where children are learning English as a second or foreign language, often in multicultural settings, this interprets "story" in the widest sense as a means by which the motivated teacher can create a stimulating learning environment.

Teaching English Language and Literacy

Teaching English  Language and Literacy
Author: Dominic Wyse,Russell Jones,Helen Bradford,Mary Anne Wolpert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2007-09-12
ISBN: 1134148089
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching English Language and Literacy Book Excerpt:

This text for primary school teachers and trainees wanting to keep pace with the latest developments in English, covers the theory and practice of teaching English, language and literacy, closely related to the National Literacy Strategy.

Rethinking TESOL in Diverse Global Settings

Rethinking TESOL in Diverse Global Settings
Author: Tim Marr,Fiona English
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-02-07
ISBN: 1350033480
Category: Foreign Language Study
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rethinking TESOL in Diverse Global Settings Book Excerpt:

Shortlisted for the BAAL Book Prize 2020 What do TESOL teachers actually teach? What do they know about language, about English and the ways it is used in the world? How do they view themselves and their work, and how are they viewed by others? How is TESOL perceived as a profession and as a discipline? How can teachers make the most of the available resources? Can global English really deliver what it seems to promise? These are some of the questions explored in Rethinking TESOL in Diverse Global Settings, a book which examines what we mean when we talk about English language teaching and what we understand the job of an English language teacher to be. Covering diverse teaching environments, from China to Latin America and the Middle East, and from elementary school to university, the authors take a critical look at TESOL by focusing on the actual substance of the subject, language, and attitudes towards it. Through concrete examples from language classrooms, in the form of vignettes and accounts from native speaker and non-native speaker teachers alike, they explore the experiences of teachers worldwide in relation to issues of identity and professionalism, nativeness and non-nativeness, and the pressures of dealing with the expectations with which English has become invested. While recognising the often precarious academic and institutional status of TESOL teachers, the book pulls no punches in challenging those teachers as a whole to become more ambitious in their aims, positioning themselves not as mere skills providers, but language experts, specialists in their subject, members of a legitimate academic discipline. Only then, the authors argue, will TESOL teachers and their work be taken seriously and their expertise recognised.

Handbook of Home Language Maintenance and Development

Handbook of Home Language Maintenance and Development
Author: Andrea C. Schalley,Susana A. Eisenchlas
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 533
Release: 2020-06-22
ISBN: 1501510177
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Home Language Maintenance and Development Book Excerpt:

Even a cursory look at conference programs and proceedings reveals a burgeoning interest in the field of social and affective factors in home language maintenance and development. To date, however, research on this topic has been published in piecemeal fashion, subsumed under the more general umbrella of ‘bilingualism’. Within bilingualism research, there has been an extensive exploration of linguistic and psycholinguistic perspectives on the one hand, and educational practices and outcomes on the other. In comparison, social and affective factors – which lead people to either maintain or shift the language – have been under-researched. This is the first volume that brings together the different strands in research on social and affective factors in home language maintenance and development, ranging from the micro-level (family language policies and practices), to the meso-level (community initiatives) and the macro-level (mainstream educational policies and their implementation). The volume showcases a wide distribution across contexts and populations explored. Contributors from around the world represent different research paradigms and perspectives, providing a rounded overview of the state-of-the-art in this flourishing field.

Preparing Teachers for Young and Adolescent Multilingual Learners

Preparing Teachers for Young and Adolescent Multilingual Learners
Author: Huili Hong
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2022
ISBN: 3030896358
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Preparing Teachers for Young and Adolescent Multilingual Learners Book Excerpt:

The Role of Context in Language Teachers Self Development and Motivation

The Role of Context in Language Teachers Self Development and Motivation
Author: Amy S. Thompson
Publsiher: Multilingual Matters
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2021-02-09
ISBN: 1800411200
Category: Psychology
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Role of Context in Language Teachers Self Development and Motivation Book Excerpt:

This book unpacks data from conversations with bi-/multilingual EFL teachers whose L1s are languages other than English and who are from understudied contexts – Argentina, Egypt, Estonia, Senegal, Turkey, Ukraine, and Vietnam – to provide insights into the formation of ideal teacher selves. The author discusses the complexities surrounding the development of the teachers’ selves and motivation, as well as their intertwinement with the sociopolitical realities of their individual contexts. The work reveals how these realities, and the specific social interactions that occur therein, influence the language learning and teaching processes; it also challenges the notions of and the need for a native/non-native speaker dichotomy in the field. Expanding on Ushioda’s (2009) person-in-context approach and reflecting on the multilingual settings of the teachers, the integration of the context-specific politics of language learning and teaching is a fresh approach to work in motivation.

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners
Author: Sue Garton,Fiona Copland
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 544
Release: 2018-10-10
ISBN: 1317226712
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners Book Excerpt:

The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners celebrates the ‘coming of age’ for the field of research in primary-level English Language Teaching. With 32 chapters written by international scholars from a wide geographical area including East Africa, Mexico, the South Pacific, Japan, France, the USA and the UK, this volume draws on areas such as second language acquisition, discourse analysis, pedagogy and technology to provide: An overview of the current state of the field, identifying key areas of TEYL. Chapters on a broad range of subjects from methodology to teaching in difficult circumstances and from Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) to gaming. Suggestions of ways forward, with the aim of shaping the future research agenda of TEYL in multiple international contexts. Background research and practical advice for students, teachers and researchers. With extensive guidance on further reading throughout, The Routledge Handbook of Teaching English to Young Learners is essential reading for those studying and researching in this area.

Multilingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas

Multilingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas
Author: Peter Siemund,Ingrid Gogolin,Monika Edith Schulz,Julia Davydova
Publsiher: John Benjamins Publishing
Total Pages: 379
Release: 2013-05-31
ISBN: 9027272212
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Multilingualism and Language Diversity in Urban Areas Book Excerpt:

This state-of-the-art volume provides an interdisciplinary overview of current topics and research foci in the areas of linguistic diversity and migration-induced multilingualism and aims to lay the foundations for interdisciplinary work and the development of a common methodological framework for the field. Linguistic diversity and migration-induced multilingualism are complex, mufti-faceted phenomena that need to be studied from different, complementary perspectives. The volume comprises a total of fourteen contributions from linguistic, educationist, and urban sociological perspectives and highlights the areas of language acquisition, contact and change, multilingual identities, urban spaces, and education. Linguistic diversity can be framed as a result of current processes of migration and globalization. As such the topic of the present volume addresses both a general audience interested in migration and globalization on a more general level, and a more specialized audience interested in the linguistic repercussions of these large-scale societal developments.

Translanguaging in Multilingual English Classrooms

Translanguaging in Multilingual English Classrooms
Author: Viniti Vaish
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 130
Release: 2020-02-11
ISBN: 9811510881
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Translanguaging in Multilingual English Classrooms Book Excerpt:

This book is the first to apply the theory of translanguaging to multilingual classrooms in an Asian context, offering strategies for teaching specific grammatical and comprehension skills to students struggling to read in English. It also enriches the methodology of coding bilingual transcripts with ideas resulting from a detailed analysis of a large and rich data set. Lastly, the author discusses growth areas in the emerging field of translanguaging and challenges for teachers implementing a translanguaging approach in a superdiverse classroom.

Young Learners Primary Resource Books for Teachers

Young Learners   Primary Resource Books for Teachers
Author: Sarah Phillips
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2013-03-08
ISBN: 0194425959
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Young Learners Primary Resource Books for Teachers Book Excerpt:

Practical ideas are provided for a wide variety of language practice activities. By Sarah Phillips. Part of the Primary Resource Books for Teachers series.

Research on Teaching and Learning English in Under Resourced Contexts

Research on Teaching and Learning English in Under Resourced Contexts
Author: Kathleen M. Bailey,Donna Christian
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2021-03-28
ISBN: 1000364097
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Research on Teaching and Learning English in Under Resourced Contexts Book Excerpt:

This book is the eighth volume in the Global Research on Teaching and Learning English series, co-published with The International Research Foundation for English Language Education (TIRF). It brings together the latest developments in research on teaching English in under-resourced contexts across the world, offering a window into the complex challenges that these communities face. Recommendations from research and experience in well-resourced contexts are frequently not relevant or feasible in different circumstances. Contributors explore local and regional assets and challenges to provide a deeper understanding of the difficult issues that language learners and teachers must confront, and they provide insights to meet those challenges. With chapters written by TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant awardees, the volume addresses the crucial and growing need for research-based conversations on the contexts, environments, and challenges of teaching English in areas of the world with limited resources, literacy levels, or other constraints. The volume includes sections on policy connections, teacher preparation, and practice insights. It is a useful resource for graduate students and teacher educators in language education, ESL/EFL education, and international education, and an enlightening reference for all readers with an interest in language education around the world.

Handbook of Research on Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Higher Education and Implications for Teaching

Handbook of Research on Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Higher Education and Implications for Teaching
Author: Karpava, Sviatlana
Publsiher: IGI Global
Total Pages: 549
Release: 2022-03-11
ISBN: 1799888908
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Research on Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Higher Education and Implications for Teaching Book Excerpt:

Multilingualism, multiculturalism, and internationalization in higher education is a contemporary reality worldwide. Because of the importance of multilingualism in learning policy, special professional and education training should be provided both to teachers and students. Multilingual education can promote linguistic and cultural diversity, inclusion, and social development. The Handbook of Research on Multilingual and Multicultural Perspectives on Higher Education and Implications for Teaching focuses on both top-down and bottom-up perspectives on multilingual and multicultural education based on conceptual and empirical studies. This book provides evidence in support of sustainable multilingualism and multiculturalism in higher education. Covering topics such as dialectic teaching, multilingual classrooms, and teacher education, this major reference work is an essential resource for pre-service teachers, educators of higher education, language policy experts, university administration, scholars, linguists, researchers, and academicians.