Teaching English as an International Language : Implementing, Reviewing, and Re-Envisioning World Englishes in Language Education
(Routledge Studies in World Englishes ; : 4)
Taylor & Francis 2017/09
285 p. 24 cm.
Using a 3-year undergraduate program of EIL in an Australian university as a research site, this book provides a detailed account of actual classroom practices that raise students' awareness of World Englishes and engage them in learning how to communicate interculturally.
How do teachers inspire students to learn to appreciate different Englishes? Has anyone tried to teach world Englishes? If so, what do they do and how do they feel about it? Most importantly, do students see the benefits in learning about world Englishes? This book responds to these questions by 1) offering a clear and solid foundation for the development of English as an International Language (EIL)-oriented curricula in an English Language program and a teacher education program, 2) critically reviewing the current pedagogical principles and practices of teaching EIL, and 3) offering an alternative way of conceptualising and teaching EIL. Using a three-year undergraduate program of EIL in an Australian university as a research site, this book provides a detailed account of actual classroom practices that raise students' awareness of world Englishes and engage them in learning how to communicate interculturally. This book is the first of its kind that explores the teaching of EIL in a country where English is a predominant and national language.
Table of Contents
1 The need to teach EIL 2 Teaching EIL: calls to implement change 3 Studying teaching EIL 4 The journey to implement change: an autobiographical narrative 5 EIL teachers implementing change 6 Reviewing change: from teachers' perspectives 7 EIL students' responses to change 8 Reviewing change: from students' perspectives 9 Re-envisioning a program of ongoing inquiry