Innovating EFL Teaching in Asia

Innovating EFL Teaching in Asia

By: John Adamson (editor), Theron Muller (editor), Philip Shigeo Brown (editor), Steven Herder (editor)Paperback

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This collection offers a distinctly Asian voice for English language education and addresses some of the unique needs of Asian learners in EFL contexts. Teachers and researchers from nine Asian countries present some of the most current and innovative research in five distinct and fascinating areas of EFL teaching and learning.

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KIRSTEN ANDERSON Researcher, educator and teacher in the USA WILL BAKER teaches Applied Linguistics, Intercultural Communication and ELT at the University of Southampton, UK EVA BERNAT Lecturer in TESOL and Coordinator of the Master of Education in Applied Linguistics program at the School of Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia MARK DE BOER Project Faculty Manager at Iwate University, Northern Japan JUNKO MATSUZAKI CARREIRA Full-Time Lecturer at Tokyo Future University, Japan ITJE CHODIDJAH Lecturer in the English Department in Uhamka University, Jakarta, Indonesia PETER CLEMENTS Associate Professor of English in the Faculty of Education at Shizuoka University, Shizuoka, Japan ROSEMARY ERLAM Senior Lecturer in the Department of Applied Language Studies and Linguistics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand XI FANG Teacher and researcher based in China ANDREW FINCH Professor of English Education at Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Republic of Korea SUSAN GRAY teaches at the Faculty of Education at the University of Auckland, New Zealand JAMES HALL Associate Professor at the Iwate University Faculty of Education, Japan TOSHIO HISAOKA teacher of English at a senior high school in Japan TAKERU ISHIGAME Curriculum Coordinator at Iwate University Faculty of Education Affiliated Elementary School, Japan YASEMIN KIRKGOZ Lecturer based in Turkey WENDY Y. K. LAM Associate Professor in the Department of English at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong FUMIKO MURASE teaches English in Japan PARVATHY NARAYANAN Educational Researcher based in India GILL PALMER teaches as Oxford Brookes University, UK CHUTIGARN RAKTHAM has worked as an English teacher at a Thai university for the past twelve years BARBARA HOSKINS SAKAMOTO has taught English and ESL in the US and EFL in Japan for more than twenty years CHOHEI TAKAHASHI Chief of Research at Iwate University Faculty of Education Affiliated Elementary School, Japan TOMOKO YAMAZAKI Professor at the Iwate University Faculty of Education, Japan HONGZHI YANG is in the School of Education, the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia HUAHUI ZHAO Postdoctoral Researcher at Umea University, Sweden


List of Tables and Figures Foreword Acknowledgements Notes on the Contributors List of Abbreviations Introduction; T.Muller PART I: DEFINING THE ASIAN EFL CONTEXT; T.Muller & P.S.Brown Teaching the New English Curriculum: An Ethnographic Study in a Chinese High School; X.Fang Global Cultures and Identities: Refocusing the Aims of ELT in Asia Through Intercultural Awareness; W.Baker Training the Pesantren: Intercultural Materials for Islamic Boarding Schools in Indonesia; G.Palmer & I.Chodidjah Language Learning Styles and Beliefs of EFL University Students In Korea: Are They Really Stereotypical?; A.Finch PART II: EMPOWERING ASIAN VOICES; J.Adamson Learner Autonomy in Asia: How Asian Teachers and Students See Themselves; F.Murase How Thai National Culture Can Be Used to Explain Students' Behavior; C.Raktham Co-Constructing Teacher Beliefs Towards Qualifications: Insights From Interviews in the Japanese Context; J.Adamson 'Reconceptualizing' Self as a Teacher in a Malaysian Context; R.Erlam & S.Gray PART III: INNOVATING TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN ASIA; T.Muller Promoting Strategy Teaching as an Innovative Practice in the Asian EFL Oral Classroom; W.Y.K.Lam Innovating a Vocabulary Learning Strategies Program; P.S.Brown Classroom Discourse Analysis of Student Use of Language Scaffolding During Tasks; T.Muller & M.De Boer Innovating EFL Teaching of Reading: An Activity Theory Perspective on Chinese Teachers' Readiness to Adapt to Educational Reform; H.Yang & E.Bernat PART IV: TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS IN ASIA; B.Hoskins Sakamoto Exploring Teachers' Implementation of the Recent Curriculum Innovation in ELT in Turkish Primary Education; Y.Kirkgoz Affective Factors Contributing to Intrinsic Motivation for Learning English Among Elementary School Students in Japan; J.M.Carreira Adapting English Picture Books to an EFL Context: A Study of Collaboration Between Elementary School Teachers and TEFL Practitioners in Rural Japan; J.M.Hall , T.Yamazaki , C.Takahashi & T.Ishigame Let's Speak English: Bridging the Linguistic Divide in Tamil Nadu; K.A.Anderson & P.P.Narayanan PART V: INNOVATING TEACHING WRITING IN ASIA; S.Herder Extensive Writing: A Fluency-First Approach to EFL Writing; S.Herder & P.Clements Who Takes The Floor? Peer Feedback or Teacher Feedback: An Investigation of Chinese University English Learners' Use and Understanding of Peer and Teacher Feedback On Writing; H.Zhao Assessing EFL Writing: Meaningful Innovations Through SFL; T.Hisaoka Epilogue: Description and Evaluation of the Process of Creating this Book; T.Muller & J.Adamson Index

Product Details

  • publication date: 13/12/2011
  • ISBN13: 9780230301528
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 325
  • ID: 9780230301528
  • weight: 380
  • ISBN10: 0230301525

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