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Book - ESL and Applied Linguistics Professional: Principles and Practices for Teaching English as an International Language (2012, Hardcover) in EPUB

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In a growing number of countries, English is required as a foreign language for all students, English language learning is being encouraged at a younger and younger age, and English proficiency tests are key in many high-stakes educational and professional decisions. What general principles should inform a socioculturally sensitive pedagogy and what pedagogical practices would be consistent with these principles?Directly addressing these essential questions, this book explores the pedagogical implications of the continuing spread of English and its role as an international language. In each chapter an expert on a particular aspect of English language teaching reflects on what the spread of English suggests for classroom principles and practice and provides specific examples of practices that are consistent with these principles. All chapters include activities, discussion questions, and an illustrative vignette that encourage teachers to apply the pedagogical practices to their own classroom and to reflect on the effects of such practices. Designed for pre-service and in-service teachers of English around the world, this book fills a critical need in the field., 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.

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