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A Post-Liberal Approach to Language Policy in Education

by John E. Petrovic Multilingual Matters (November 24, 2014)

This provocative defense of language diversity works through the strengths and weaknesses of liberal political theory to inform language policy. The book presents the argument that policy must occupy the space...

The Multilingual Turn in Languages Education: Opportunities and Challenges

by Dr. Jean Conteh & Gabriela Meier Multilingual Matters (September 16, 2014)

Starting from the key idea that learners and teachers bring diverse linguistic knowledge and resources to education, this book establishes and explores the concept of the 'multilingual turn' in languages education...

The Language of Adult Immigrants: Agency in the Making

by Elizabeth R. Miller Multilingual Matters (May 22, 2014)

This book is the first to explore the constitution of language learner agency by drawing on performativity theory, an approach that remains on the periphery of second language research. Though many scholars...

Flexible Multilingual Education: Putting Children's Needs First

by Jean-Jacques Weber Multilingual Matters (May 08, 2014)

This book examines the benefits of multilingual education that puts children's needs and interests above the individual languages involved. It advocates flexible multilingual education, which builds upon children's...

Desiring TESOL and International Education: Market Abuse and Exploitation

by Raqib Chowdhury & Dr. Phan Le Ha Multilingual Matters (January 22, 2014)

This book addresses how Western universities have constructed themselves as global providers of education, and are driven to be globally competitive. It examines how the term 'international' has been exploited...

Codeswitching in University English-Medium Classes: Asian Perspectives

by Roger Barnard & James McLellan Multilingual Matters (December 11, 2013)

In the complex, multilingual societies of the 21st century, codeswitching is an everyday occurrence, and yet the use of students' first language in the English language classroom has been consistently discouraged...

English Language Teachers on the Discursive Faultlines: Identities, Ideologies and Pedagogies

by Assist. Prof. Julia Menard-Warwick Multilingual Matters (November 15, 2013)

This book brings the voices of teachers into the fierce debates about language ideologies and cultural pedagogies in English language teaching. Through interviews and classroom observations in Chile and California,...

Risk in Academic Writing: Postgraduate Students, their Teachers and the Making of Knowledge

by Lucia Thesen & Linda Cooper Multilingual Matters (November 15, 2013)

This book brings together a variety of voices - students and teachers, journal editors and authors, writers from the global north and south - to interrogate the notion of risk as it applies to the production...

Managing Diversity in Education: Languages, Policies, Pedagogies

by Prof. David Little, Dr. Constant Leung & Piet Van Avermaet Multilingual Matters (November 08, 2013)

Diversity - social, cultural, linguistic and ethnic - poses a challenge to all educational systems. Some authorities, schools and teachers look upon it as a problem, an obstacle to the achievement of national...

Minority Populations in Canadian Second Language Education

by Katy Arnett & Dr. Callie Mady Multilingual Matters (August 09, 2013)

Until now, the picture painted of French second language learning in Canada has tended to focus on successful French immersion. This volume offers a broader representation, in response to the demographic changes...

Collaborative Writing in L2 Classrooms

by Dr. Neomy Storch Multilingual Matters (July 04, 2013)

In this first book-length treatment of collaborative writing in second language (L2) classrooms, Neomy Storch provides a theoretical, pedagogical and empirical rationale for the use of collaborative writing...

Inclusive Language Education and Digital Technology

by Elina Vilar Beltran, Dr. Chris Abbott & Jane Jones Multilingual Matters (May 15, 2013)

This volume brings together chapters which collectively address issues relating to inclusive language education and technology. Topics include language teaching to the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and students with...

Testing the Untestable in Language Education

by Amos Paran & Dr. Lies Sercu Multilingual Matters (June 07, 2010)

The testing and assessment of language competence continues to be a much debated issue in foreign language teaching and research. This book is the first one to address the testing of four important dimensions...

Sociolinguistics and Language Education

by Prof. Nancy H. Hornberger & Dr. Sandra Lee McKay Multilingual Matters (June 17, 2010)

This book, addressed to experienced and novice language educators, provides an up-to-date overview of sociolinguistics, reflecting changes in the global situation and the continuing evolution of the field and...

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 in Post-Revolutionary Iran: From Indigenization to Internationalization

by Maryam Borjian Multilingual Matters (February 05, 2013)

This book unravels the story of English, the language of 'the enemies', in post-revolutionary Iran. Drawing on diverse qualitative and quantitative fieldwork data, it examines the nation's English at the two...

Language Teacher Identities: Co-constructing Discourse and Community

by Dr. Matthew Clarke Multilingual Matters (June 06, 2008)

Set in the rapidly changing world of the contemporary United Arab Emirates and bringing together detailed linguistic analysis with cutting edge social theory, this book explores the development of the first...

The Meaning Makers: Learning to Talk and Talking to Learn

by Prof. Gordon Wells Multilingual Matters (August 18, 2009)

The Meaning Makers is about children's language and literacy development at home and at school. Based on the Bristol Study, "Language at Home and at School," which the author directed, it follows the development...

Travel Notes from the New Literacy Studies: Instances of Practice

by Kate Pahl & Dr. Jennifer Rowsell Multilingual Matters (February 06, 2006)

This book joins two important fields, that of literacy and multimodality, with a focus on local and global literacies. Chapters include work on media, popular culture and literacy, weblogs, global and local...

Literacy Practices in Transition: Perspectives from the Nordic Countries

by Anne Pitkänen-Huhta & Lars Holm Multilingual Matters (November 13, 2012)

Literacy Practices in Transition explores the connections between local, situated literacy practices and global processes of mobility in the geographical space of the Nordic countries, an example of contemporary...

Researching Language Teacher Cognition and Practice: International Case Studies

by Roger Barnard & Anne Burns Multilingual Matters (September 03, 2012)

This book presents a novel approach to discussing how to research language teacher cognition and practice. An introductory chapter by the editors and an overview of the research field by Simon Borg precede eight...

Using Film and Media in the Language Classroom

by Dr. Carmen Herrero & Isabelle Vanderschelden Multilingual Matters (July 02, 2019)

This book demonstrates the positive impact of using film and audiovisual material in the language classroom. The chapters are evidence-based and address different levels and contexts of learning around the world....

English as a Lingua Franca for EFL Contexts

by Dr. Nicos C. Sifakis & Natasha Tsantila 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...

Transcending Self and Other Through Akogare [Desire]

by Chisato Nonaka Multilingual Matters (September 26, 2018)

The Japanese concept of akogare has become well known in TESOL-related literature in recent years, usually in the context of interracial sexual desire. In this far-reaching new study of the internationalization...

English a Changing Medium for Education

by Dr. Constant Leung & Prof. Brian V Street Multilingual Matters (July 25, 2012)

In this volume a range of authors from different international contexts argue that the notion of communicative competence in English, hitherto largely referenced to metropolitan native-speaker norms, has to...

English as an International Language: Perspectives and Pedagogical Issues

by Dr. Farzad Sharifian Multilingual Matters (January 08, 2009)

The rapid global spread of the English language has serious linguistic, ideological, socio-cultural, political, and pedagogical implications as it creates both positive interactions and negative tensions between...

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...

Educating Refugee-background Students

by Shawna Shapiro, Raichle Farrelly & Mary Jane Curry Multilingual Matters (April 17, 2018)

This collection of empirical work offers an in-depth exploration of key issues in the education of adolescents and adults with refugee backgrounds residing in North America, Australia and Europe. These studies...

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...

Plagiarism, Intellectual Property and the Teaching of L2 Writing: Explorations in the Detectionbased Approach

by Joel Bloch Multilingual Matters (March 23, 2012)

Plagiarism and intellectual property law are two issues that affect every student and every teacher throughout the world. Both concepts are concerned with how we use texts - print, digital, visual, and aural...

Principles and Practices of Teaching English as an International Language

by Aya Matsuda Multilingual Matters (March 16, 2012)

This book critically examines current ELT practices visàvis the use of English as an international lingua franca. It bridges the gap between theoretical discussion and the practical concerns of teaching English...

Narratives of East Asian Women Teachers of English

by Gloria Park Multilingual Matters (September 13, 2017)

This book is a powerful narrative of how six women experienced their lives alongside their desire to overcome the challenging and empowering nature of the English language. The volume shares who they are as...

Taking Chinese to the World

by Wei Ye Multilingual Matters (September 13, 2017)

In this book the author explores the work and living experiences of Confucius Institute Chinese teachers (CICTs) in the UK, how they interpret and make sense of their sojourning experience, and how this context...

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...

The Socially Responsible Feminist EFL Classroom

by Reiko Yoshihara Multilingual Matters (May 11, 2017)

This book explores the realities of feminist EFL teachers’ lives through interviews and classroom observations with eight EFL teachers at Japanese universities. The data contained in the book broaden our understanding...

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...

A Tale of Two Schools

by Dr. Richard Donato & Prof. G. Richard Tucker Multilingual Matters (September 16, 2010)

This volume documents a sixteen-year longitudinal study of two elementary schools in which Spanish and Japanese foreign language programs were implemented and evaluated. Evaluation of the programs involved documenting...

The Multiliteracies Classroom

by Dr. Kathy A. Mills Multilingual Matters (December 01, 2010)

The multiliteracies approach to literacy education has become established as an accessible and effective paradigm for classroom practice in the 21st century. The Multiliteracies Classroom enlivens this theory...

European Vernacular Literacy

by Prof. Joshua A Fishman Multilingual Matters (June 28, 2010)

In this major new text, Joshua Fishman charts the rise of vernacular literacy in Europe, and the major social, economic, religious, political, demographic, educational and philosophical changes that attended...

Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classrooms

by Dr. Jennifer Miller, Alex Kostogriz & Dr. Margaret Gearon Multilingual Matters (October 20, 2009)

A critical reality of contemporary education in a globalised world is the growing cultural, racial and linguistic diversity in schools and the issues involved in educating increasing numbers of students who...

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...

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...

Exploring the US Language Flagship Program

by Dianna Murphy & Karen Evans-Romaine Multilingual Matters (October 20, 2016)

A number of reports in the US have highlighted the country’s need for improved second language skills for both national security and economic competitiveness. The Language Flagship program, launched in 2002,...

Dialogic Pedagogy

by Dr. David Skidmore & Kyoko Murakami Multilingual Matters (July 27, 2016)

This book provides a wide-ranging and in-depth theoretical perspective on dialogue in teaching. It explores the philosophy of dialogism as a social theory of language and explains its importance in teaching...

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...

Talking About Global Migration

by Theresa Catalano Multilingual Matters (April 28, 2016)

How do migrants describe themselves and their experiences? As the world faces a migration crisis, there is an enhanced need for educational responses to the linguistic and cultural diversity of student bodies,...

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...

Literacy Theories for the Digital Age

by Dr. Kathy A. Mills Multilingual Matters (November 02, 2015)

Literacy Theories for the Digital Age insightfully brings together six essential approaches to literacy research and educational practice. The book provides powerful and accessible theories for readers, including...