Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language

Edited by Lubna Alsagoff, Sandra Lee Mckay, Guangwei Hu, Willy A. Renandya

© 2013 – Routledge

364 pages

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About the Book

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

Preface

Part I: WHY ANOTHER BOOK ON EIL

1. Another Book about EIL? Heralding the Need for New Ways of Thinking, Doing, and Being

Lubna Alsagoff

Part II: CALLING FOR CHANGE

2. Individual Identity, Cultural Globalization, and Teaching English as an International Language: The Case for an Epistemic Break

B. Kumaravadivelu

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

Lubna Alsagoff

8. Assessing English as an International Language

Guangwei Hu

Part III: IMPLEMENTING CHANGE

9. EIL Curriculum Development

James Dean Brown

10. Teaching Materials in EIL

Aya Matsuda

11. Teaching Oral Skills in English as a Lingua Franca

Juliane House

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

John Flowerdew

14. Grammar Teaching and Standards

Anthea Fraser Gupta

15. Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language: Teaching Critical Reading

Catherine Wallace

16. Controversy and Change in How We View L2 Writing in International Contexts

Christine Pearson Casanave

17. Literature in Language Teaching

Alan Maley

18. Language Learning Strategies: An EIL Perspective

Yongqi Gu

Part IV: FORGING AHEAD

19. English as an International Language: A Time for Change

Sandra Lee McKay

About the Contributors

Index

About the Editors

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.

About the Series

ESL & Applied Linguistics Professional Series

This series provides essential texts on teaching English as a second language and applied linguistics. It includes authored and edited volumes to be used as primary or supplementary texts in graduate-level and teacher training courses to enhance students’ and practicing teachers’ professional qualifications and knowledge. Each text is designed to promote the current and growing body of knowledge in applied linguistics and second language teaching, including advances in teacher education and the study of language.

Specifically, the series includes, but is not limited to, current uses of applied linguistics research in teaching a variety of second language skills, such as reading, writing, speaking and listening; materials and curriculum design; literacy; English for academic purposes; and research methods.

The texts also deal with broad domains of professional preparation related to socio-cultural perspectives and current issues/topics in teaching and learning a second language.

Books in the series benefit not only students, but experienced teachers, curriculum developers, teacher trainers, program administrators, and other second and foreign language professionals seeking to advance and update their knowledge and expertise.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDU043000
EDUCATION / Comparative
FOR007000
FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY / English as a Second Language
LAN010000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Literacy