174 pages | 7 B/W Illus.
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 international language in English language teaching, especially in an Asia-Pacific context, looking at Vietnam and countries in which the context of ELT is similar. It examines and revisits the relevance of teaching implications, teaching of cultures and teaching materials currently employed in an EFL context. The author investigates a range of critical issues in teaching English in today’s EFL context as well as challenges in implementing new teaching ideas to meet learners’ demands to communicate with speakers from various backgrounds. Finally, the book presents a number of research-informed implications for pedagogy, theory and research in teaching EIL in ELT.
1. English as an International Language: An Overview
2. The Current Status of English
3. Teaching English as an International Language
4. English Language Teaching in Vietnam
5. The Study
6. Reflections on the Current Status of English
7. Reflections on the Implications for Teaching Models
8. Reflections on the Implications for Teaching Culture(s)
9. Reflections on the Implications for Teaching Materials
10. Teaching Constraints and Challenges on TEIL
11. Pedagogical Implications
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.
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