Cultural Globalization and Language Education

Cultural Globalization and Language Education
A Book

by B. Kumaravadivelu,Anonimo

  • Publisher : Yale University Press
  • Release : 2008-01-01
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 9780300111101
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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We live in a world that is marked by the twin processes of economic and cultural globalization. In this thought provoking book, Kumaravadivelu explores the impact of cultural globalization on second and foreign language education.

Globalization of Language and Culture in Asia

Globalization of Language and Culture in Asia
The Impact of Globalization Processes on Language

by Viniti Vaish

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 245
  • ISBN : 1847061834
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An exploration of the impact of globalization on diverse cultures and how this effects the dominant languages across Asian civilisations.

Globalization and Language Teaching

Globalization and Language Teaching
A Book

by David Block,Deborah Cameron

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-06-01
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1134546394
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book considers the issues globalization raises for second language learning and teaching. Block and Cameron's collection shows how, in an economy based on services and information, the linguistic skills of workers becomes increasingly important. New technologies make possible new kinds of language teaching, and language becomes an economic commodity with a value in the global marketplace. This has implications for how and why people learn languages, and for which languages they learn. Drawing together the various strands of the globalization debate, this rich and varied collection of contributions explores issues such as: *The commodification of language(s) and language skills *The use of new media and new technologies in language learning and teaching *The effects of globalization on the language teaching industry *New forms of power and resistance.

China and English

China and English
Globalisation and the Dilemmas of Identity

by Prof. Joseph Lo Bianco,Jane Orton,Prof. Gao Yihong

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 2009-11-26
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 9781847693860
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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It has been said there are more Chinese learning English than there are Americans. We all have a sense that the first decades of the third millennium, including the effects of the global financial recession, signal dramatic changes to the shape of the world to come. China’s emergence as a superpower is one of the few certainties in this rapidly changing world. What is less well realised is the critical role which China’s decisions about English will play in the world’s communication profile. This unique volume explores this question looking at the debates on identity, cultural values and communication practices. Taking a wide-ranging view and uniquely blending both Chinese and Western perspectives the volume explores the critically important cultural consequences of mass English learning in today’s world.

Culture and Foreign Language Education

Culture and Foreign Language Education
Insights from Research and Implications for the Practice

by Wai Meng Chan,Sunil Kumar Bhatt,Masanori Nagami,Izumi Walker

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2015-07-31
  • Pages : 387
  • ISBN : 1501502956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The teaching of culture and interculturality is today viewed as an integral part of foreign language education. This book presents insights from recent research on the role of culture in second/foreign and heritage language education. It contains 14 chapters including an introductory chapter that discusses diachronically the evolving notion of culture and how the sociocultural view of culture as a complex and dynamic concept informs language teaching and language learning research. The chapters following the introduction are organised in four parts focusing on: 1) the teacher's role in integrated language and culture learning; 2) the interrelationship between culture, identity, and language learning and use; 3) the effect of culture on learner characteristics which impact language learning processes and outcomes; and 4) curriculum development aimed at fostering language and culture learning. The chapters in Parts 1 to 3 present contributions from current research - either in the form of the authors' original studies or comprehensive reviews of relevant essential research - which bears important implications for curricular practice in foreign language and language teacher education. This close link between research, theory and practice is also maintained in the two chapters in Part 4, which present developmental projects based on well-grounded theoretical frameworks.

Innovation and change in English language education

Innovation and change in English language education
A Book

by Ken Hyland,Lillian L C Wong

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-06-19
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1135051909
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Questions about what to teach and how best to teach it are what drive professional practice in the English language classroom. Innovation and change in English language education addresses these key questions so that teachers are able to understand and manage change to organise teaching and learning more effectively. The book provides an accessible introduction to current theory and research in innovation and change in ELT and shows how these understandings have been applied to the practical concerns of the curriculum and the classroom. In specially commissioned chapters written by experts in the field, the volume sets out the key issues in innovation and change and shows how these relate to actual practice offers a guide to innovation and change in key areas grounded in research relates theory to practice through the use of illustrative case studies and examples brings together the very best scholarship in TESOL and language education from around the world This book will be of interest to upper undergraduate and graduate students in applied linguistics, language education and TESOL as well as pre-service and in-service teachers, teacher educators, researchers and administrators keen to create and manage teaching and learning more effectively.

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning

Handbook of Research in Second Language Teaching and Learning
A Book

by Eli Hinkel

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2011-01-25
  • Pages : 1016
  • ISBN : 1136863958
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This landmark volume provides a broad-based, comprehensive, state-of-the-art overview of current knowledge and research into second language teaching and learning. All authors are leading authorities in their areas of expertise. The chapters, all completely new for Volume 2, are organized in eight thematic sections: Social Contexts in Research on Second Language Teaching and Learning Second Language Research Methods Second Language Research and Applied Linguistics Research in Second Language Processes and Development Methods and Instruction in Second Language Teaching Second Language Assessment Ideology, Identity, Culture, and Critical Pedagogy in Second Language Teaching and Learning Language Planning and Policy. Changes in Volume 2: captures new and ongoing developments, research, and trends in the field surveys prominent areas of research that were not covered in Volume 1 includes new authors from Asia, Australia, Europe, and North America to broaden the Handbook’s international scope. Volume 2 is an essential resource for researchers, faculty, teachers, and students in MA-TESL and applied linguistics programs, as well as curriculum and material developers.

Biliteracy and Globalization

Biliteracy and Globalization
English Language Education in India

by Viniti Vaish

  • Publisher : Multilingual Matters
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 126
  • ISBN : 1847690327
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book analyzes how the urban disadvantaged in the city of New Delhi learn English. Using qualitative methods the author discusses the pedagogy, texts and contexts in which biliteracy occurs and links English language teaching and learning in India with the broader social and economic processes of globalization in a developing country. The study is situated in a government school, a site where classrooms have rarely been qualitatively described, and where the Three Language Formula (TLF) is being fundamentally transformed due to increasing demand from the community for earlier access to the linguistic capital of English. Through research conducted in a call centre the author also shows what the requirements of new workplaces are and how government schools are trying to meet this demand.

Globalization of Language and Culture in Asia

Globalization of Language and Culture in Asia
The Impact of Globalization Processes on Language

by Viniti Vaish

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2010-05-13
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 144112957X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The impact of globalization processes on language is an emergent field in sociolinguistics. To date there has not been an in-depth look at this in Asia, although Asia includes the two most populous globalizing economies of the world, India and China. Covering the major themes in the field of globalization and language, this book will take a look at topics such as English emerging as the medium of instruction for subjects like mathematics and science. Another theme is the rise of Mandarin as a potentially 'global' language networking the Chinese diaspora. The cultural contexts of Asia, specifically the Sinic, Hindu and Islamic civililizations give the processes of globalization and language a unique dimension. This book is suitable for researchers and postgraduate students in all fields of sociolinguistic enquiry.

Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning

Mobility and Localisation in Language Learning
A View from Languages of the Wider World

by Jane Fenoulhet,Cristina Ros i Solé

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2010
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 9783034301503
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For most language learners, mobility is now the starting-point rather than the end-point of language learning. Rather than learning a language in order to go abroad, learners are used to moving from country to country, from culture to culture. This volume of essays explores the different attitudes to language learning generated by globalisation and shows how the local still has an impact on the language-learning classroom. The contributors have collaborated through the Languages of the Wider World Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning based at University College London and the School of Oriental and African Studies. The essays in the book span both reflection on language learners' shifting identities and the pedagogies of a range of less widely taught languages in which the national language has acquired fresh emphasis in the context of globalisation. How might the tension between mobility and localisation best be exploited to the benefit of language learners?

Globalization and Internationalization in Higher Education

Globalization and Internationalization in Higher Education
Theoretical, Strategic and Management Perspectives

by Felix Maringe,Nick Foskett

  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Release : 2012-11-06
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1441120718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Universities all over the world are increasingly recognising the challenges of globalization and the pressures towards internationalization. This collection draws together a wealth of international experience to explore the emerging patterns of strategy and practice in internationalizing Higher Education. Questions considered include: • How is the concept of globalization in the context of higher education understood by those who lead universities across the world? • What new challenges are being created as universities seek to become more international? • Which forms of leadership are needed and will be needed in the future in these transforming institutions and how are they going about preparing for and achieving this?

Language Policy, Culture, and Identity in Asian Contexts

Language Policy, Culture, and Identity in Asian Contexts
A Book

by Amy B.M. Tsui,James W. Tollefson

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2017-09-25
  • Pages : 284
  • ISBN : 1351560883
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Bringing together scholarship on issues relating to language, culture, and identity, with a special focus on Asian countries, this volume makes an important contribution in terms of analyzing and demonstrating how language is closely linked with crucial social, political, and economic forces, particularly the tensions between the demands of globalization and local identity. A particular feature is the inclusion of countries that have been under-represented in the research literature, such as Nepal, Bangladesh, Brunei Darussalam, Pakistan, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Korea. The book is organized in three sections: Globalization and its Impact on Language Policies, Culture, and Identity Language Policy and the Social (Re)construction of National Cultural Identity Language Policy and Language Politics: The Role of English. Unique in its attention to how the domination of English is being addressed in relation to cultural values and identity by non-English speaking countries in a range of sociopolitical contexts, this volume will help readers to understand the impact of globalization on non-English speaking countries, particularly developing countries, which differ significantly from contexts in the West in their cultural orientations and the way identities are being constructed. Language Policy, Culture, and Identity in Asian Contexts will interest scholars and research students in the areas of language policy, education, sociolinguistics, applied linguistics, and critical linguistics. It can be adopted in graduate and advanced undergraduate courses on language policy, language in society, and language education.

Challenging Boundaries in Language Education

Challenging Boundaries in Language Education
A Book

by Achilleas Kostoulas

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2019-06-08
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 3030170578
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edited collection challenges the perceptions of disciplinary, linguistic, geographical and ideological borders that run across language education. By highlighting commonalities and tracing connections between diverse sub-fields that have traditionally been studied separately, the book shows how the perspectives of practitioners and researchers working in diverse areas of language education can mutually inform each other. It consists of three thematic parts: Part I outlines the field of language education and challenges its definition by highlighting additional theoretical constructs that have tended to be viewed as separate from language education. Part II investigates curricular boundaries, showing how the language-learning curriculum can be enriched by connections with other curricular areas. Lastly, Part III looks into the challenges and opportunities associated with language education against the backdrop of globalisation.

Native-speakerism in English Language Teaching

Native-speakerism in English Language Teaching
The Current Situation in China

by Junshuan Liu,Songqing Li

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2019-11-04
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 1527542777
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is the first systematic, large-scale study of the current situation of native-speakerism in the realm of China’s English Language Teaching (ELT). By extending the semantic scope of native-speakerism initially defined by Adrian Holliday, the book offers a critical examination of how this language ideology is enacted, reproduced, reinforced and legitimized in everyday ELT practice within the theoretical framework of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). Both quantitative and qualitative analyses were conducted to explore and interpret the attitudes and perceptions of students, teachers and administrators as the major stakeholders engaged in ELT practice, with a primary focus on English language varieties, cultural orientations, and teaching methodologies.

The Power of Identity and Ideology in Language Learning

The Power of Identity and Ideology in Language Learning
Designer Immigrants Learning English in Singapore

by Peter I. De Costa

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2016-05-09
  • Pages : 173
  • ISBN : 3319302116
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This critical ethnographic school-based case study offers insights on the interaction between ideology and the identity development of individual English language learners in Singapore. Illustrated by case studies of the language learning experiences of five Asian immigrant students in an English-medium school in Singapore, the author examines how the immigrant students negotiated a standard English ideology and their discursive positioning over the course of the school year. Specifically, the study traces how the prevailing standard English ideology interacted in highly complex ways with their being positioned as high academic achievers to ultimately influence their learning of English. This potent combination of language ideologies and circulating ideologies created a designer student immigration complex. By framing this situation as a complex, the study problematizes the power of ideologies in shaping the trajectories and identities of language learners.

Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners

Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners
A Book

by John M. Norris,John McE. Davis,Veronika Timpe-Laughlin

  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release : 2017-04-21
  • Pages : 318
  • ISBN : 1351863169
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Second Language Educational Experiences for Adult Learners provides an up-to-date review of the theory and practice of adult second language education. The primary objective is to introduce core ideas that should inform the design, development, and delivery of language learning experiences that take the typical forms of materials, courses, teaching, and assessment. Divided into three sections, the book first addresses what we know about adult second language acquisition and how individuals may acquire languages differently from each other. In the second section, key educational design elements—from pedagogical methods to curriculum to assessment—are then introduced from the perspective of research-based understandings about effective practices. Rounding out the volume is an overview of critical issues for language educational innovation, including supporting teachers, localizing materials and instruction, evaluating and improving education, and working with technology. Each chapter concludes with a set of recommended “design principles” that should guide readers toward high-quality, valuable, and empirically supported language educational experiences. This volume will be of interest to researchers and students investigating instructed language learning, designers creating useful language learning materials, and language teaching innovators seeking to improve outcomes in diverse instructional settings around the world.

Transformative Learning and Online Education: Aesthetics, Dimensions and Concepts

Transformative Learning and Online Education: Aesthetics, Dimensions and Concepts
Aesthetics, Dimensions and Concepts

by Yuzer, T. Volkan,Kurubacak, Gulsun

  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Release : 2010-06-30
  • Pages : 468
  • ISBN : 1615209867
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"This book brings together online distance education, transformative online learning, and the aesthetics concepts discussing innovation, creativity, inclusion, society, culture, mobility, usability, discourse, feminism, ecology and spirituality"--Provided by publisher.

Interculturality in Chinese Language Education

Interculturality in Chinese Language Education
A Book

by Tinghe Jin,Fred Dervin

  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release : 2017-06-27
  • Pages : 185
  • ISBN : 1137583223
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book calls for a change in the way interculturality is introduced in Chinese language education, while the demand for Chinese language teaching increases around the world. The concept of culture – as in the phrase ‘Chinese culture’ – has often been one of the main emphases of Chinese language education, providing students with facts about China and ‘recipes’ on how to meet Chinese people and how to behave like them. However, Chinese culture, like all cultures, does not constitute a closed system, but is constantly evolving and exchanging with other cultures. This unique volume comprises studies from around the world that promote intercultural awareness, dialogue, and encounters in Chinese language education. Written in a clear and readable style, this book will appeal to a diverse readership, from practising and training teachers of Chinese, to researchers interested in language and intercultural education.

Cross-Curricular Dimensions of Language Learning and Teaching

Cross-Curricular Dimensions of Language Learning and Teaching
A Book

by Marek Krawiec

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2014-06-19
  • Pages : 275
  • ISBN : 1443861898
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This volume discusses a variety of aspects of cross-curricularity in language learning and teaching. It highlights the multidimensional character of language classes conducted at different educational levels, from pre-school to the university level, and discusses several important issues from a theoretical perspective, providing certain practical solutions and implications to the enumerated problems. The material of the book is divided into four parts, essentially reflecting the main areas of interest here. These parts deal with such notions as language learning and teaching; media in foreign language didactics; art and literature in language education; and (inter-)culturality and cross-curricularity in language learning and teaching. The book will be particularly useful to teacher-practitioners and scholars interested in various forms of integrating the content of different school subjects in language education.

Language Learning and Intercultural Understanding in the Primary School

Language Learning and Intercultural Understanding in the Primary School
A Practical and Integrated Approach

by Wendy Cobb,Virginia Bower

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-11-30
  • Pages : 206
  • ISBN : 1000467686
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Language Learning and Intercultural Understanding in the Primary School shows how to deliver a progressive and holistic embedded language curriculum. It provides guidance on inclusive approaches for students with English as an additional language, including native speakers in the target language as well as language awareness activities that maximise links with learning in English. Practical and accessible, it contains classroom examples, plans, resources and pedagogical approaches all underpinned by theory, research and practice. Each chapter examines specific themes relating to language, culture, identity and wellbeing, providing rich discussions and a range of perspectives. Case studies ‘bring to life’ the examples provided, and reflection points offer the reader the opportunity to pause and consider an idea, resource, or challenging concept before moving on. Presenting a lived narrative of shared voices, the authors invite readers to learn about their own cultural and linguistic identities and how these relate to their practice. This is a must-read for teachers, language specialists and school leaders who wish for a clear rationale for the role of language, culture, identity and wellbeing within and beyond the curriculum.