Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL) is a new paradigm in English Language Teaching (ELT) that has emerged as a response to the rapid increase in the global spread of English, which has brought about structural, functional, and demographic changes to the language. These changes include the fact that the majority of communicative events in English that are currently taking place around the world are between so-called "non-native" speakers of the language. Around 2 billion people on the planet are now using English on a daily basis, and English has an official role in more than 70 countries and territories. The rapid spread of English among communities of speakers around the world has also led to the localisation or nativisation of the language and the development of many new varieties, such as Chinese English. These recent changes to the English language and the ways in which the language is being used call for revisiting many aspects of teaching, learning, and using English. Although an increasing number of publications have come out on the topic of EIL, no book series to date has been dedicated to the teaching and learning of EIL.
The series will publish original research and theoretical essays on various aspects of TEIL. It will also publish books that engage with practical aspects of TEIL, such as pedagogy, EIL assessment, EIL material development, and intercultural communication in EIL.
Founding Editor: Farzad Sharifian
International Advisory Board
James Dean Brown, University of Hawai’i at Mānoa, Hawai’i
Seran Dogancay-Aktuna, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA
James F. D’Angelo, Chukyo University, Japan
Jette G. Hansen Edwards, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Nobuyuki Hino, Osaka University, Japan
Guangwei Hu, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong
Aya Matsuda, Arizona State University, USA
Sandra McKay, San Francisco State University, USA
Mario Saraceni, University of Portsmouth, UK
Zhichang Xu, Monash University, Australia
Phan Le Ha, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei & University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawai’i.
Glocalising Teaching English as an International Language New Perspectives for Teaching and Teacher Education in Germany
English as a Language of Learning, Teaching and Inclusivity Examining South Africa’s Higher Education Crisis
By Marcus Callies, Stefanie Hehner, Philipp Meer, Michael Westphal
September 25, 2023
The worldwide spread, diversification, and globalization of the English language in the course of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries has significant implications for English Language Teaching and teacher education. We are currently witnessing a paradigm shift towards Teaching English ...
By Liesel Hibbert
August 18, 2023
Hibbert explores South Africa’s higher education crisis utilising case studies and first-hand experiences with English as the language of instruction. The historical overview provides a framework with which to understand the complicated nature of using English as a language of instruction in South ...
By Zia Tajeddin, Minoo Alemi
August 01, 2022
Pragmatics Pedagogy in English as an International Language aims to bring to light L2 pragmatics instruction and assessment in relation to English as an International Language (EIL). The chapters in this book deal with a range of pedagogically related topics, including the historical interface ...
By Ali Fuad Selvi, Bedrettin Yazan
May 31, 2021
This practical resource book showcases both the theory and practical application for teacher educators in diverse contexts bringing a global Englishes perspective into their teacher education courses, both at pre- and in-service levels. The recent Global Englishes paradigm serves as a promising ...
By Ngan Le Hai Phan
February 03, 2020
This book aims to contribute to the discipline of teaching English as an international language by exploring teachers’ reflections on the recent changes within the English language for their teaching profession. It presents a comprehensive and thorough examination of the place of English as an ...
By Marzieh Sadeghpour
August 05, 2019
The unprecedented growth and recognition of new world Englishes, call for English language teaching programs to consider the place and relevance of the paradigm of World Englishes to the content and delivery of their curricula. This concern is particularly compelling in the multi-varietal contexts ...
By Shen Chen, Thi Thuy Le
August 14, 2018
The importance of integrating the teaching and learning of language and culture has been widely recognised and emphasized. However, how to teach English as an International Language (EIL) and cultures in an integrative way in non-native English speaking countries remains problematic and has largely...