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Teaching English Language Variation in the Global Classroom
Models and Lessons from Around the World

ISBN 9780367630256
Published December 16, 2021 by Routledge
214 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations

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Teaching English Language Variation in the Global Classroom offers researchers and teachers methods for instructing students on the diversity of the English language on a global scale. A complement to Devereaux and Palmer’s Teaching Language Variation in the Classroom, this collection provides real-world, classroom-tested strategies for teaching English language variation in a variety of contexts and countries, and with a variety of language learners.

Each chapter balances theory with discussions of curriculum and lesson planning to address how to effectively teach in global classrooms with approaches based on English language variation. With lessons and examples from five continents, the volume covers recent debates on many pedagogical topics, including standardization, stereotyping, code-switching, translanguaging, translation, identity, ideology, empathy, and post-colonial and critical theoretical approaches. The array of pedagogical strategies, accessible linguistic research, clear methods, and resources provided makes it an essential volume for pre-service and in-service teachers, graduate students, and scholars in courses on TESOL, EFL, World/Global Englishes, English as a Medium of Instruction, and Applied Linguistics.

Table of Contents

    List of Contributors                         



    How to Use This Book                   

    Part 1: Methods and Strategies

    Chapter 1: English Words in the English World: Integrating World Englishes in the Linguistics Classroom

    Luca Raimondi, King's College London, UK, and University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa

    Chapter 2: Using Learning Stations at College: An Introduction to Linguistic Shift and Change for English Proficiency Development

    Yolanda Morató, University of Seville, Spain

    Chapter 3: Balancing the Focus on Local and Global Varieties of English: Can Teaching Pedagogy Take the Multilingual Turn?

    Aicha Rahal, Aix-Marseille University, France

    Chapter 4: Translation as an Asset to Raise Global Englishes Awareness in the English Classroom

    Elif Kemaloglu-Er, Adana Alparslan Türkeş Science and Technology University, Turkey

    Chapter 5: Practical Suggestions for Integrating Translanguaging in Secondary EFL: Using a Wordless Picture Book and Book Club Discussions

    Eun Young Yeom, University of Georgia, USA

    Chapter 6: L1 Use and Translanguaging in ELL Peer Interaction: A Problem or a Useful Tool?

    Dmitrii Pastushenkov, Michigan State University, USA; Curtis A. Green-Eneix, Michigan State University, USA; and Olesia Pavlenko, Kent State University, USA

    Part 2: Literature and Writing

    Chapter 7: A Conversation-Analytic Approach to Translanguaging Practices in Literature Courses in Turkish Higher Education

    Vildan Inci-Kavak, Gaziantep University, Turkey, and Yasemin Kırkgöz, Çukurova University, Turkey

    Chapter 8: The Subtle Case of Beirut: Translingualism in the English-Medium Undergraduate Literature Classroom

    Salma Yassine and Vicky Panossian, Central European American University, Austria

    Chapter 9: Integrating Global Englishes Into Literature and Writing Units: Advice for Secondary Teachers

    Victoria E. Thompson, Riverwood International Charter School, Georgia, USA

    Chapter 10: Language Diversity, Cross-Cultural Awareness, and Digital Media in the Writing Classroom

    Florence Elizabeth Bacabac, Dixie State University, USA

    Chapter 11: Trans-/Multilingual Language in Different Contexts: Using Scaffolding to Assist Multilingual Learners

    Verbra Pfeiffer, University of South Africa, South Africa

    Part 3: Perceptions and Ideologies

    Chapter 12: Speak Locally, Listen Globally: Training Listeners to Understand the Diverse Accents of Englishes Around the World

    Vance Schaefer, The University of Mississippi, USA, and Isabelle Darcy, Indiana University, USA

    Chapter 13: Implementing Global Englishes Real-World Activities in a Thai Tertiary Setting

    Yusop Boonsuk, Prince of Songkla University, Thailand, and Eric A. Ambele, Mahasarakham University, Thailand

    Chapter 14: Code-Switching in Hong Kong: Key to Implementing a Hong Kong English Curriculum?

    Ka Long Roy Chan, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

    Chapter 15: Translanguaging in University Direct-Entry Pathway English Courses: An Australian Case

    Michelle Ocriciano, The University of Queensland, Australia

    Chapter 16: Global Englishes and Oral Communication: Perceptions of Multilingual Speakers

    Nasiba Norova, University of Massachusetts Boston, USA

    Chapter 17: Using (Critical) Applied Linguistics to Negotiate the Teaching of Dominant Englishes

    Ribut Wahyudi, Universitas Islam Negeri Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, Indonesia


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    Michelle D. Devereaux is Associate Professor of English Education at Kennesaw State University, USA.

    Chris C. Palmer is Professor of English at Kennesaw State University, USA.


    "This is exactly the teaching resource I have been seeking for use in my courses. The book introduces imaginative pedagogical activities, situated in the theoretical orientations that inform them. It relates the World Englishes paradigm to evolving orientations in translanguaging and raciolinguistics, and brings together scholars in diverse countries to share their approaches to teaching language variation. It is an invaluable resource in courses aiming to make students aware of the global diversity of English."

    -- Suresh Canagarajah, Edwin Erle Sparks Professor, Pennsylvania State University, USA


    "For many years now, English teachers around the world have been able to read extensively about the spread of English and resulting variation from a theoretical perspective. Far less available, even today, is what teachers arguably need far more: the practical implications. It is this gap that Teaching English Language Variation in the Global Classroom so abundantly and admirably fills. While not at all lacking in theoretical underpinnings, it provides teachers with all-important practical ideas across an impressively wide range of settings and domains and will prove an invaluable resource." 

    --Jennifer Jenkins, Emeritus Professor, University of Southampton, UK


    "The timing of this collection could not be better. By combining theoretically sound explorations of issues related to translanguaging, Global Englishes, and other immediately relevant language issues with practical classroom applications, the contributors provide a volume that is equally valuable to teachers, researchers, and anyone in between. As someone who works in both composition and language studies, I can see myself using ideas from this text in a First-Year Writing class as easily as I could see myself assigning it in my graduate-level World Englishes seminar. I can’t wait to put it to use!"

    --Amanda Sladek, University of Nebraska-Kearney, USA