1st Edition

The Place of English as an International Language in English Language Teaching
Teachers' Reflections

ISBN 9781138625129
Published February 3, 2020 by Routledge
184 Pages 7 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Ngan Le Hai Phan is an English lecturer at Binh Dinh College, Vietnam. She obtained her PhD in EIL at Monash University, Australia. She has published articles in TESOL Journal, Asian EFL Journal and a book titled Reading Strategy Use by International Students in Academic Texts: Reading in English.