Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language

Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language

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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.Simple English Wikipedia (http://simple.wikipedia.org), for example, provides texts with less complex syntax and reduced vocabulary ... to create different types of online activities (e.g., multiple choice, short answer, jumbled text, crossword) and post them to the Internet. ... for individualized, immediate feedback to students as they learn to revise their essays (Warschauer aamp; Ware, 2006); such programs areanbsp;...


Title:Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language
Author: Lubna Alsagoff, Sandra Lee Mckay, Guangwei Hu, Willy A. Renandya
Publisher:Routledge - 2012-04-23
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