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Faces of English Education

Students, Teachers, and Pedagogy, 1st Edition

Edited by Lillian L. C. Wong, Ken Hyland


278 pages | 7 B/W Illus.

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Faces of English Education provides an accessible, wide-ranging introduction to current perspectives on English language education, covering new areas of interest and recent studies in the field. In seventeen specially commissioned chapters written by international experts and practitioners, this book:

  • offers an authoritative discussion of theoretical issues and debates surrounding key topics such as identity, motivation, teacher education and classroom pedagogy;
  • discusses teaching from the perspective of the student as well as the teacher, and features sections on both in- and out-of-class learning;
  • showcases the latest teaching research and methods, including MOOCs, use of corpora, and blended learning, and addresses the interface between theory and practice;
  • analyses the different ways and contexts in which English is taught, learned and used around the world.

Faces of English Education is essential reading for pre- and in-service teachers, researchers in TESOL and applied linguistics, and teacher educators, as well as upper undergraduate and postgraduate students studying related topics.


"Authoritative chapters carefully organized on a full range of current issues by leading authorities and emerging scholars of English language teaching and learning that will interest practicing language teachers and senior students around the world."

Alister Cumming, University of Toronto, Canada

"This book provides a wealth of expertise across a broad range of topics. Some chapters bring traditional ideas up to date; others report on innovative approaches to teaching and learning. All the chapters are detailed, informative and thought-provoking. The book will be essential reading on courses designed for ELT professionals."

Susan Hunston, University of Birmingham, UK

"Faces of English Education is a very useful addition to the bookshelves of those involved inTESOL programmes, especially at Masters level. Its balance of theory, practice and methodology provides postgraduate students with a set of tools with which to evaluate current practices, and to reflect onways in which their own practices may in future be more research-informed and based on pedagogical interventions that have been trailblazed by others."

Gregory Hadley, Journal of English for Academic Purposes 31 (2018)

"[…] by integrating theories and practice into one single volume, [this book] offers well-theorized models and applicable advice for researchers, instructors and teacher educators. Concepts and ideas like identity (Chapter 2), learning analytics (Chapter 13), and OLTE (Chapter 14) are clearly presented and fully extended before application. Pedagogical experience and detailed procedures are shared to enlighten teaching practitioners, such as the use of tailormade corpora (Chapter 8), reflective writing (Chapter 4), ESP project work (Chapter 11), and the practice of POA (Chapter 7). Implications or suggestions are also offered in each chapter from which teachers and researchers of various backgrounds are bound to gain insightful ideas for teaching practice and further ELT research."

Longxing Li & Zhicheng Mao, Language and Education, 32:3 (2018)

Table of Contents

1. Faces of English language research and teaching

Ken Hyland and Lillian Wong

    Section 1: Students: Identity, motivation and learning

2. Identity and the ownership of English across global sites

Bonny Norton

3. What influences performance?: Personal Style or the Task Being Done?

Peter Skehan and Sabrina Shum

4. Incorporating reflective writing to promote language development and identity awareness

Rebecca Toner and Rachel Chaffin

5. Exploring the motivational development and academic choices of local and international English Majors in China

Aaron Doyle  

    Section 2: Teaching: Classroom pedagogies and practices

6. Teaching as input

Rod Ellis

7. The Production-oriented Approach: A pedagogical innovation in university English teaching in China

Wen Qiufang

8. Do-it-yourself corpora in the classroom: Views of students and teachers

Maggie Charles

9. Popular culture as content based instruction in the second language classroom to enhance critical engagement

Anne Peirson-Smith

Section 3: Learning: Activities beyond the classroom

10. Language learning beyond the classroom

David Nunan

11. ESP project work: The collaborative processes involved in students’ learning experiences

Lindsay Miller and Christoph A. Hafner

12. Participants' engagement in and perceptions of English language MOOCs

Sean McMinn

13. Social learning analytics in online language learning: Challenges and future directions

Michael Thomas, Hayo Reinders, and Anouk Gelan 

    Section 4: Teachers: Education and professional development

14. Going online: Affordances and limitations for teachers and teacher Educators

Denise E. Murray and MaryAnn Christison

15. Examining the discourse of language teacher supervision: The learning experiences of two novice supervisors

Anita Krishnan, Courtney Pahl, and Kathleen M. Bailey

16. The personal and professional development of novice English teachers working in South Korea

Laura Taylor

17. Preparing teachers for the challenges of constructivist teaching

Vincent Greenier

About the Editors

Lillian Wong is Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Applied English Studies at the University of Hong Kong.

Ken Hyland is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Director of the Centre for Applied English Studies at the University of Hong Kong.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Teaching Methods & Materials / Language Arts
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General