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English Education at the Tertiary Level in Asia

From Policy to Practice

Edited by Eun Sung Park, Bernard Spolsky

© 2017 – Routledge

208 pages

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About the Book

This is the third volume of a trilogy on English Language education in Asia within the Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education. Put together by editors and contributors selected by Asia TEFL, this book provides a timely and critical review of the current trends in tertiary level English education in Asia. It foregrounds the developments and trends, policies and implementation, as well as research and practice. Written by ELT scholars and educational leaders, this book presents articles on China, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. While the authors focus on their own local issues, providing an overview of the state of tertiary English teaching in their respective territories, they also provide insights from their successes and failures which can help inspire solutions to similar challenges faced internationally in the field. Chapters in the book include:

• Heading toward the global standardization of English education in Korean universities

• English in tertiary education in India: A Janus-faced perspective with special reference to University of Delhi

• Developing English language skills in the Singapore higher education context

• ELT at tertiary institutions in China: A developmental perspective

This book will be valued by administrators, researchers and scholars interested in bilingualism, language policy and planning in higher education.

Table of Contents

1. List of Figures

2. List of Tables

3. List of Contributers

4. Preface

5. Introduction (EUN SUNG PARK)

6. ELT at tertiary institutions in China: A developmental perspective (XIAOXIANG LI)

7. English in the discipline: Language provision in Hong Kong’s new university curriculum (KEN HYLAND)

8. English in tertiary education in India: A Janus-faced perspective with special reference to the University of Delhi (RAVINDER GARGESH AND ANJANA NEIRA DEV)

9. English education at universities in Japan: An overview and some current trends (HAJIME TERAUCHI)

10. Heading toward the global standardization of English education in Korean universities: A case study of an English program in a Korean university (HEE-KYUNG LEE)

11. English language teaching and policies at the tertiary level in Malaysia (WEI KEONG TOO)

12. Teaching English composition at the tertiary level: Voices, values, and views of two teachers in the Philippines (MARIA LUZ ELENA N. CANILAO, MICHELLE G. PATERNO, AND MARIANNE RACHEL G. PERFECTO)

13. Developing English language skills in the Singapore higher education context (LINDA HANINGTON AND WILLY A RENANDYA)

14. Development of tertiary English education in Thailand (UBON SANPATCHAYAPONG)

15. English proficiency standardization in Vietnamese universities: The fish not yet jumps in the stirred waters (LE VAN CANH)

16. Index

About the Editors

Eun Sung Park is Associate Professor in the Department of English Literature & Linguistics at Sogang University, Seoul, Korea.

Bernard Spolsky is Professor Emeritus in the Department of English at Bar-Ilan University, Israel.

About the Series

Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education

In Asia, schooling, teaching and learning are undergoing major changes as a consequence of wider economic, social, cultural and political movements. The success of some Asian countries in international education benchmarks has redirected attention to the region. This is counterbalanced by other countries that are struggling to educate their citizens in the midst of political instability, ideological and religious tensions, poverty and natural disasters. In spite of such broad differences across countries in Asia, pioneering and innovative research is being conducted that is of increasing interest to researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and governments worldwide.

The Routledge Critical Studies in Asian Education book series will examine key theoretical and empirical research on the changing institutional and cultural contexts of Asian education. The series aims to establish a strong platform for the critical discussion of educational practices and pedagogies in Asia, and is open to Asian and international researchers with a focus on the region. Interdisciplinary research is welcomed, including education, social sciences, psychology, organisational studies, economics, history, political science, cultural studies, and language and literacy.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU005000
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
EDU015000
EDUCATION / Higher
EDU043000
EDUCATION / Comparative
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies