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Language Identity, Learning, and Teaching in Costa Rica
Core Theoretical Elements and Practices in EFL



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ISBN 9781032418452
July 21, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
224 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

This edited collection provides a comprehensive and locally situated understanding of English language teaching from the perspective of dedicated and experienced language professionals and researchers in Costa Rica.

The book uses a series of reflective sections that interconnect theory and practice in a non-English-dominant context in order to inform and transform pedagogical practices.  Chapters depict a wide-ranging image of English language teaching and learning in the region, encouraging in-service teachers, TESOL specialists, and ELT scholars to critically reassess, rethink and relearn teaching and learning as more than a political decision in an educational curriculum.

Ultimately promoting the practice as dynamic, ever-changing, and culturally situated, the book will be highly relevant to researchers, academics, scholars, and faculty in the fields of teacher education, educational research, EFL, and modern foreign languages.

Table of Contents

Part 1: Context, Culture, and Identity  1. Challenging Language Ideologies in the Global South: EFL Teacher Education as a Critical Site Christian Fallas Escobar  2. EFL Teaching: A(nother) Chiaroscuro in and beyond the Nation-State Model. The Case of Costa Rica Luis Guillermo Barrantes Montero  3. The Need for a Critical Perspective into the Teaching of English for Occupational Purposes Kevin Armando Brand Fonseca Roger Segura Arias  Part 2: Language Learning  4. Language Learning Strategies in TEFL: Balancing Theory ,and Student Instinct Nicolas Cárdenas Tamburini  5. Metacognition in Listening: Tasks that Foster Metacognitive Skills in University Students Safiro Rivera Mena  6. Learner Empowerment: Reconceptualizing the English Language Learner through a More Humanistic and Critical Lens Cinthya Olivares Garita  7. Integrating Technology in the EFL Classroom: Moving towards a Student-Centered Approach Jonathan Elizondo-Mejías  Part 3: Language Teaching 8. Professional Agency and Identity of English Language Teachers in Costa Rica: A Call for Decolonizing Action Lena Barrantes Elizondo  9. Professional Growth: A Reflective and Motivational Practice towards an Endless Journey in Education Patricia López Estrada  10. Designing Digital Multimodal Narratives in EFL Teaching Hazel Vega Quesada

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Biography

Lena Barrantes is Professor of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers or Other Languages), Universidad Nacional, Sede Regional Brunca, Costa Rica.

Cinthya Olivares Garita is Professor of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers or Other Languages), Universidad Nacional, Sede Regional Brunca, Costa Rica and student in Doctor of Education in TESOL program, the Graduate School of Education, Anaheim University, USA.