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ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series


About the Series

This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.

Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.

The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.

Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.

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Motivational Currents in Language Learning Frameworks for Focused Interventions

Motivational Currents in Language Learning: Frameworks for Focused Interventions

1st Edition

By Zoltán Dörnyei, Alastair Henry, Christine Muir
September 11, 2015

Building on Zoltán Dörnyei’s authoritative work in the field of learner motivation, this book introduces a new conceptualization—Directed Motivational Currents (DMCs)—and sets out the defining aspects of what they are, what they are not, and how they are related to language learning motivation. ...

Teaching and Assessing EIL in Local Contexts Around the World

Teaching and Assessing EIL in Local Contexts Around the World

1st Edition

By Sandra Lee Mckay, James Dean Brown
August 10, 2015

English today is a global language embedded in a great variety of social contexts, resulting in linguistic and pedagogical variation. Taking a new look at the teaching and assessing of English as an international language (EIL), this text highlights overarching principles and provides specific ...

ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education Understanding Challenges, Providing Support

ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education: Understanding Challenges, Providing Support

1st Edition

Edited By Norman W. Evans, Neil J Anderson, William G. Eggington
June 19, 2015

ESL Readers and Writers in Higher Education describes the challenges ESL students in U.S. postsecondary institutions face when studying in a second language, and offers suggestions for how teachers, advisors, tutors, and institutions might provide support that meets the reading and writing needs of...

The Pedagogy and Practice of Western-trained Chinese English Language Teachers Foreign Education, Chinese Meanings

The Pedagogy and Practice of Western-trained Chinese English Language Teachers: Foreign Education, Chinese Meanings

1st Edition

By Pu Hong, Faridah Pawan
November 13, 2013

Providing an East-West flow of language teaching knowledge and know-how to balance prevailing Western-centric perspectives, this book is an in-depth investigation of the impact of Western-based language teacher education on the pedagogy and practice of Chinese English language teachers who received...

Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing Principles and Techniques

Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing: Principles and Techniques

1st Edition

By Eli Hinkel
March 11, 2015

Effective Curriculum for Teaching L2 Writing sets out a clear big picture for curricular thinking about L2 writing pedagogy and offers a step-by-step guide to curriculum design with practical examples and illustrations. Its main purpose is to help pre-service and practicing teachers design courses ...

Language Learning Beyond the Classroom

Language Learning Beyond the Classroom

1st Edition

Edited By David Nunan, Jack C. Richards
October 14, 2014

This volume presents case studies of language learning beyond the classroom. The studies draw on a wide range of contexts, from North and South America to Europe and the Asia-Pacific region. Each provides principled links between theory, research and practice. While out-of-class learning will not...

Promoting Teacher Reflection in Second Language Education A Framework for TESOL Professionals

Promoting Teacher Reflection in Second Language Education: A Framework for TESOL Professionals

1st Edition

By Thomas S. C. Farrell
December 12, 2014

Taking the concept and the practice of reflective teaching forward, this book introduces a well-structured, flexible framework for use by teachers at all levels of development, from pre-service to novice to the most experienced. The framework outlines five levels of reflective practice—Philosophy; ...

Ambiguities and Tensions in English Language Teaching Portraits of EFL Teachers as Legitimate Speakers

Ambiguities and Tensions in English Language Teaching: Portraits of EFL Teachers as Legitimate Speakers

1st Edition

By Peter Sayer
November 10, 2014

The central theme of this book is the ambiguities and tensions teachers face as they attempt to position themselves in ways that legitimize them as language teachers, and as English speakers. Focusing on three EFL teachers and their schools in the southern Mexican state of Oaxaca,  it ...

Pronunciation and Phonetics A Practical Guide for English Language Teachers

Pronunciation and Phonetics: A Practical Guide for English Language Teachers

1st Edition

By Adam Brown
March 13, 2014

This engaging, succinct text is an introduction to both phonetics and phonology as applied to the teaching of pronunciation to English language learners. Section 1 selectively covers the main areas of phonetics and phonology, without going into any area in more depth than the average English ...

Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes

Ideas and Options in English for Specific Purposes

1st Edition

By Helen Basturkmen
November 16, 2005

This volume presents a range of views about language, learning, and teaching in English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Its purpose is to go beyond individual cases and practices to examine the approaches and ideas on which they are based. The aim is for readers to adopt an analytical stance toward ...

Using Statistics in Small-Scale Language Education Research Focus on Non-Parametric Data

Using Statistics in Small-Scale Language Education Research: Focus on Non-Parametric Data

1st Edition

By Jean L. Turner
February 20, 2014

Assuming no familiarity with statistical methods, this text for language education research methods and statistics courses  provides detailed guidance and instruction on principles of designing, conducting, interpreting, reading, and evaluating statistical research done in classroom settings ...

Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative in L2 Education Vygotskian Praxis and the Research/Practice Divide

Sociocultural Theory and the Pedagogical Imperative in L2 Education: Vygotskian Praxis and the Research/Practice Divide

1st Edition

By James P. Lantolf, Matthew E. Poehner
February 21, 2014

Explicating clearly and concisely the full implication of a praxis-oriented language pedagogy, this book argues for an approach to language teaching grounded in a significant scientific theory of human learning—a stance that rejects the consumer approach to theory and the dichotomy between theory ...

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