Stimulating languages and learning: global perspectives and community engagement

Austin, Gavin and O'Neill, Shirley (2020) Stimulating languages and learning: global perspectives and community engagement. Deep Education Press, Blue Mounds, Wisconsin, United States. ISBN 978-1-939755-48-3


Abstract

Acquisition of English as an added language is a worldwide challenge, and although a well-recognised educational need in a diversity of contexts, learners’ success largely depends on the quality of pedagogy and extent of reform away from the traditional method. Moreover, while learning environments differ in opportunities to foster English language learning, research continues to highlight how a multiplicity of issues may negatively impact learners’ success in spite of the advantages of new digital communication technologies and availability of teacher professional learning. In response to this, Stimulating Languages Learning: Global Perspectives and Community Engagement, as a research book, examines current shifts in the field, making connections and acknowledging identified strengths and innovative practices, and solutions, at both the local and global level. By drawing upon a range of exemplars from Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines, Senegal, South Korea, and Vietnam, it illuminates related issues, such as pre-service teacher education, refugee learners’ need for English for work, and the importance of first language maintenance. In highlighting the importance of curriculum, learner attributes and pedagogical approaches, learning materials and testing, along with opportunities for language learning outside the classroom, this publication is ideal for professionals involved in TESOL and teaching English as a Foreign language and its improvement.


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Item Type: Book (Commonwealth Reporting Category A)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Copyright © 2020 Deep University Inc. Permanent restricted access to Front Matter, in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Education (1 Jul 2019 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - College for Indigenous Studies, Education and Research (1 Nov 2014 -)
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2020 06:08
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2021 05:08
Uncontrolled Keywords: TESOL; Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages; TEFL; Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Fields of Research (2008): 20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
20 Language, Communication and Culture > 2003 Language Studies > 200303 English as a Second Language
Fields of Research (2020): 39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390407 Inclusive education
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390410 Multicultural education (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Māori and Pacific Peoples)
39 EDUCATION > 3904 Specialist studies in education > 390401 Comparative and cross-cultural education
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/40133

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