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Routledge Research in Language Education


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The Routledge Research in Language Education series provides a platform for established and emerging scholars to present their latest research and discuss key issues in Language Education. This series welcomes books on all areas of language teaching and learning, including but not limited to language education policy and politics, multilingualism, literacy, L1, L2 or foreign language acquisition, curriculum, classroom practice, pedagogy, teaching materials, and language teacher education and development. Books in the series are not limited to the discussion of the teaching and learning of English only.

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TESOL and the Cult of Speed in the Age of Neoliberal Mobility

TESOL and the Cult of Speed in the Age of Neoliberal Mobility

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Osman Z. Barnawi
March 04, 2020

TESOL and the Cult of Speed in the Age of Neoliberal Mobility argues that because the nexus between TESOL and the cult of speed in an age of increased neoliberal mobility has not yet been explicitly unpacked, discussed, identified and theorized, the implications of this socio-economic phenomenon...

The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition: The Case of French and Wolof in Senegal

The Impact of Mother Tongue Illiteracy on Second Language Acquisition: The Case of French and Wolof in Senegal

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Moustapha Fall
February 04, 2020

This text illustrates the crucial role of the mother tongue literacy in second language acquisition by presenting findings from a comparative study conducted in primary schools in Senegal. In addition, the volume provides an in-depth look at the linguistic history of Senegal before, during, and...

Developing Critical Cultural Awareness in Modern Languages: A Comparative Study of Higher Education in North America and the United Kingdom

Developing Critical Cultural Awareness in Modern Languages: A Comparative Study of Higher Education in North America and the United Kingdom

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Elinor Parks
January 29, 2020

This volume explores the relationship between language and culture whilst considering its implications for the teaching of Modern Foreign Languages in higher education. Drawing on a comparative empirical study conducted at universities both in the UK and US, this text problematizes the impacts of a...

Home Schooling in China: Culture, Religion, Politics, and Gender

Home Schooling in China: Culture, Religion, Politics, and Gender

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Xiaoming Sheng
December 05, 2019

Home Schooling in China seeks to provide a better understanding of the social movement of home schooling in China. In this book, the author addresses several major themes of home education, including marketization, social stratification, culture, religion, Confucianism, gender policy, gender, and...

Towards a New Paradigm for English Language Teaching: English for Specific Purposes in Asia and Beyond

Towards a New Paradigm for English Language Teaching: English for Specific Purposes in Asia and Beyond

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Hajime Terauchi, Judy Noguchi, Akira Tajino
November 19, 2019

This book proposes a new paradigm for English language teaching based on concepts from English for Specific Purposes (ESP) research and applications as well as from growing evidence relating pattern recognition to language learning ability. The contributors to the volume argue that learners should...

Worldwide English Language Education Today: Ideologies, Policies and Practices

Worldwide English Language Education Today: Ideologies, Policies and Practices

1st Edition

Ali Al-Issa, Seyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini
November 04, 2019

This book explores the ideologies, policies, and practices of English language education around the world today. It shows the ways in which ideology is a constituent part of the social realities of English language teaching (ELT) and how ELT policies and practices are shaped by ideological...

Project-Based Learning in Second Language Acquisition: Building Communities of Practice in Higher Education

Project-Based Learning in Second Language Acquisition: Building Communities of Practice in Higher Education

1st Edition

Adrian Gras-Velazquez
August 05, 2019

This book showcases pedagogical tools for learning languages through interdisciplinary project-based learning (PBL). Chapters demonstrate a diverse range of PBL activities that help students build communities of practice within classroom settings, and across local and global communities. Too often,...

Teaching English for Tourism: Bridging Research and Praxis

Teaching English for Tourism: Bridging Research and Praxis

1st Edition

Michael Ennis, Gina Petrie
July 19, 2019

Teaching English for Tourism initiates a sustained academic discussion on the teaching and learning of English to tourism professionals, or to students who aspire to build a career in the tourism industry. Responding to a gap in the field, this is the first book of its kind to explore the...

Post-colonial Curriculum Practices in South Asia: Building Confidence to Speak English

Post-colonial Curriculum Practices in South Asia: Building Confidence to Speak English

1st Edition

Asantha U. Attanayake
July 12, 2019

Post-colonial Curriculum Practices in South Asia gives a conceptual framework for curriculum design for English Language Teaching, taking into account context specific features in the teaching–learning settings of post-colonial South Asia. It reveals how the attitudes prevalent in post-colonial...

Teaching Content and Language in the Multilingual Classroom: International Research on Policy, Perspectives, Preparation and Practice

Teaching Content and Language in the Multilingual Classroom: International Research on Policy, Perspectives, Preparation and Practice

1st Edition

Svenja Hammer, Kara Mitchell Viesca, Nancy L. Commins
July 09, 2019

This book brings together research from six different countries across three continents where teacher educators and policy makers are addressing the under-preparation of content teachers to work effectively with multilingual learners. By highlighting this relatively young field of research at an...

Neoliberalism and English Language Education Policies in the Arabian Gulf

Neoliberalism and English Language Education Policies in the Arabian Gulf

1st Edition

Osman Z. Barnawi
June 06, 2019

Over the past two decades, the Arabian oil-rich Gulf countries have faced enormous social, political, economic, cultural, religious, ideological and epistemological upheaval. Through detailed, critical comparative investigation, Neoliberalism and English Language Education Policies in the Arabian...

Shadowing as a Practice in Second Language Acquisition: Connecting Inputs and Outputs

Shadowing as a Practice in Second Language Acquisition: Connecting Inputs and Outputs

1st Edition

Shuhei Kadota
May 03, 2019

Shadowing is a theoretically and empirically well-examined method to develop L2 learners’ listening comprehension (input effect); enhance their subvocal rehearsal mechanism in the phonological working memory for learning new words, formula, and constructions (practice effect); simulate some stages...

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