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Teaching English as an International Language: Identity, Resistance and Negotiation

by Dr. Phan Le Ha Multilingual Matters (March 28, 2003)

Building on both Western and Asian theoretical resources, the book examines how EIL teachers see themselves as professional and individual in relation to their work practices. It reveals the tensions, compromises,...

English as a Lingua Franca for EFL Contexts

by Natasha Tsantila & Dr. Nicos C. Sifakis Multilingual Matters (October 15, 2018)

This book explores the interfaces of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pedagogy. It presents the theoretical aspects of ELF, discusses issues and challenges that ELF raises...

Spirituality and English Language Teaching

by Mary Shepard Wong & Ahmar Mahboob Multilingual Matters (August 09, 2018)

This collection of 16 reflective accounts and data-driven studies explores the interrelationship of religious identity and English Language Teaching (ELT). The chapters broaden a topic which has traditionally...

Creativity and Innovations in ELT Materials Development

by Dat Bao Multilingual Matters (March 05, 2018)

This book brings together renowned scholars and new voices to challenge current practices in ELT materials design in order to work towards optimal learning conditions. It proposes ideas and principles to improve...

Language Teacher Psychology

by Sarah Mercer & Achilleas Kostoulas Multilingual Matters (December 15, 2017)

To date, the majority of work in language learning psychology has focused on the learner. In contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to teacher psychology. This volume seeks to redress the imbalance...

Race and Ethnicity in English Language Teaching

by Christopher Joseph Jenks Multilingual Matters (August 14, 2017)

This book examines racism and racialized discourses in the ELT profession in South Korea. The book is informed by a number of different critical approaches to race and discourse, and the discussions contained...

Connecting Language and Disciplinary Knowledge in English for Specific Purposes

by Alissa J. Hartig Multilingual Matters (August 11, 2017)

How are language and disciplinary knowledge connected in the English for Legal Purposes (ELP) classroom, and how far should ELP practitioners go in supporting students’ acquisition of the conceptual frameworks...

English Language Teaching in South America

by Lía D. Kamhi-Stein, Gabriel Diaz Maggioli & Luciana C. de Oliveira Multilingual Matters (May 23, 2017)

This book investigates new English language policies and initiatives which have been introduced and implemented across Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Uruguay and Venezuela. Chapters are organized...

Academic Biliteracies

by Dr. David M. Palfreyman & Christa van der Walt Multilingual Matters (March 02, 2017)

Research on academic literacy within higher education has focused almost exclusively on the development of academic literacy in English. This book is unique in showing how students use other languages when they...

English Language Teaching as a Second Career

by Dr. Sarah J. Shin Multilingual Matters (December 07, 2016)

This book explores the experiences of men and women who train to teach ESL as a second career. Drawing from in-depth interviews and observations of 30 students (aged 45 to 73) in a TESOL graduate program, this...

Exploring Japanese University English Teachers'?? Professional Identity

by Diane Hawley Nagatomo Multilingual Matters (January 30, 2012)

This book contributes to the growing field of EFL teacher identity, which is now recognized to influence numerous aspects of classroom teaching and of student learning. It focuses on an under-researched, and...

Theory and Practice in EFL Teacher Education

by Dr. Julia Hüttner, Barbara Mehlmauer-Larcher, Susanne Reichl & Barbara Schiftner Multilingual Matters (December 22, 2011)

This volume addresses the complex issues surrounding language teacher education, especially in EFL, and the development of professionalism in this field. By applying such concepts as Shulman's "pedagogical content...

Language in the Academy

by Dr. Joan Turner Multilingual Matters (December 01, 2010)

This book takes a critical look at why issues of language in higher education are routinely marginalised, despite the growing internationalisation of universities. Through analyses of a variety of intercultural...

ELT, Gender and International Development

by Roslyn Appleby Multilingual Matters (August 03, 2010)

For believers in the power of English, language as aid can deliver the promise of a brighter future; but in a neocolonial world of international development, a gulf exists between belief and reality. Rich with...

Reflective Practice as Professional Development

by Atsuko Watanabe Multilingual Matters (December 07, 2016)

This book presents a researcher’s work on reflective practice with a group of high school teachers of English in Japan. Beginning with a series of uncomfortable teacher training sessions delivered to unwilling...

Language, Identity and Education on the Arabian Peninsula

by Louisa Buckingham Multilingual Matters (November 29, 2016)

This collection examines the urban multilingual realities of inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula in the early 21st century from the perspectives of learners, teachers and researchers. Focusing on both public...

Preparing Teachers to Teach English as an International Language

by Aya Matsuda Multilingual Matters (January 19, 2017)

This book explores ways to prepare teachers to teach English as an International Language (EIL) and provides theoretically-grounded models for EIL-informed teacher education. The volume includes two chapters...

English Teaching and Evangelical Mission

by Dr. Bill Johnston Multilingual Matters (January 25, 2017)

Debates about the place of mission work in English Language Teaching continue to rage, and yet full-length studies of what really happens at the intersection of ELT and evangelical Christianity are rare. In...

The Status of English in Bosnia and Herzegovina

by Louisa Buckingham Multilingual Matters (July 01, 2016)

When Yugoslavia disintegrated in the early 1990s, competence in English was not widespread. This book explores how English came to be equated with economic survival for many during and after the ensuing war...

Decolonizing Primary English Language Teaching

by Mario E. López-Gopar Multilingual Matters (May 27, 2016)

This book tells the story of a project in Mexico which aimed to decolonize primary English teaching by building on research that suggests Indigenous students are struggling in educational systems and are discriminated...

First and Second Language Use in Asian EFL

by Ross Forman Multilingual Matters (April 28, 2016)

Many Asian education systems discourage or even ban the use of L1 in L2 classrooms – although in fact L1 remains widely used by teachers. Why is L1 use still devalued in this context? By observing classes...

Identity, Gender and Teaching English in Japan

by Diane Hawley Nagatomo Multilingual Matters (March 24, 2016)

How do teachers who have chosen to settle down in one country manage the difficulties of living and teaching English in that country? How do they develop and sustain their careers, and what factors shape their...

Face and Enactment of Identities in the L2 Classroom

by Joshua Alexander Kidd Multilingual Matters (February 04, 2016)

This book examines student identities as revealed through the pragmatics of face as observed in the context of English L2 classroom interaction between Japanese students and a native speaker teacher. Classroom...

The Cultural and Intercultural Dimensions of English as a Lingua Franca

by Dr. Prue Holmes & Fred Dervin Multilingual Matters (February 04, 2016)

This book investigates the cultural and intercultural aspects of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Authors discuss how ‘culture’ and the ‘intercultural’ can be understood, theorised and operationalised...