What general principles should inform a socioculturally sensitive pedagogy for teaching English as an International Language and what practices would be consistent with these principles?
This text explores the pedagogical implications of the continuing spread of English and its role as an international language, highlighting the importance of socially sensitive pedagogy in contexts outside inner circle English-speaking countries. It provides comprehensive coverage of topics traditionally included in second language methodology courses (such as the teaching of oral skills and grammar), as well as newer fields (such as corpora in language teaching and multimodality); features balanced treatment of theory and practice; and encourages teachers to apply the pedagogical practices to their own classrooms and to reflect on the effects of such practices. Designed for pre-service and in-service teachers of English around the world, Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language fills a critical need in the field.
Table of Contents
Part I: WHY ANOTHER BOOK ON EIL
1. Another Book about EIL? Heralding the Need for New Ways of Thinking, Doing, and Being
Part II: CALLING FOR CHANGE
2. Individual Identity, Cultural Globalization, and Teaching English as an International Language: The Case for an Epistemic Break
3. Principles of Teaching English as an International Language
Sandra Lee McKay
4. Language Teaching and Learning in the Postlinguistic Condition?
Mark Evan Nelson & Richard Kern
5. The Use of Digital Media in Teaching English as an International Language
Paige Ware, Meei-Ling Liaw & Mark Warschauer
6. Linking EIL and Literacy: Theory and Practice
Constant Leung & Brian V Street
7. Identity and the EIL Learner
8. Assessing English as an International Language
Part III: IMPLEMENTING CHANGE
9. EIL Curriculum Development
James Dean Brown
10. Teaching Materials in EIL
11. Teaching Oral Skills in English as a Lingua Franca
12. Lexical Innovation in English as an International Language: Implications for English Teaching
Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng
13. Corpora in Language Teaching from the Perspective of English as an International Language
14. Grammar Teaching and Standards
Anthea Fraser Gupta
15. Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language: Teaching Critical Reading
16. Controversy and Change in How We View L2 Writing in International Contexts
Christine Pearson Casanave
17. Literature in Language Teaching
18. Language Learning Strategies: An EIL Perspective
Part IV: FORGING AHEAD
19. English as an International Language: A Time for Change
Sandra Lee McKay
About the Contributors
Lubna Alsagoff is Associate Professor and Head of English Language and Literature at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Sandra Lee McKay is Professor Emeritus of English at San Francisco State University.
Guangwei Hu is Associate Professor in the English Language and Literature department of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Willy A. Renandya is Senior Lecturer at the English Language and Literature department of the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.