English is the most widely taught and learned language in the world and is used for communication among speakers from different language backgrounds. How it can be effectively taught and learned, what English means to, and how it can be "owned" by, non-native speakers of English in Asia and elsewhere, are all issues that warrant contemplation. This edited collection addresses these issues and more by looking at a wide range of topics that are relevant and timely in contexts where English is taught as a foreign language. The authors offer novel perspectives gleaned from theory and actual practice that can inform English language teaching in Asia and beyond. This book will be of interest to researchers, policymakers, curriculum developers, and practitioners in the field of English teaching and learning.
Preface - Bernard Spolsky Introduction - Hikyoung Lee PART I: PERSPECTIVES 1. Considering English teaching in the context of ELF - Paul Mcbride 2. Knowledge construction in World Englishes - Ruanni Tupas and Alejandro S. Bernardo 3. TESOL and Tesology in Asia: A critical review - Oryang Kwon 4. Unequal Englishes: Reconceputalizing the teaching of English in linguistically diverse classrooms - Ruanni Tupas and Willy Renandya PART II: PRACTICES 5. Intercultural Communicative Competence development in an EFL context in Thailand- Malinee Prapinwong And Pragasit Sitthitkul 6. English across the Curriculum: Four journeys of synergy across disciplines and universities - Julia Chen, Christy Chan And Angela Ng 7. The 3Es (engages, empower and emancipates) ESL teacher education curriculum in the development of future teachers - Raja Nor Safinas Raja Harun 8. Literacy sponsorship, language ideologies, and identity construction of EFL learners and users - Yanty Wirza 9. The role of mediation in classroom interaction - Le Pham Hoai Huong Index