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Arizona's monolingual and prescriptive approach to teaching English continues to capture international attention. This book examines the experiences of those involved in Arizona's language policy on a daily basis, highlighting the importance of local perspectives as well as preparing and professionalizing teachers of English learners.
By David Little
This book combines detailed accounts of classroom practice with empirical and case-study research and a wide-ranging engagement with applied linguistic and pedagogical theory. Points for discussion encourage readers to relate the argument of each chapter to their own context, and the book concludes with some reflections on teacher education.
Contributors from various contexts explore the extent to which performative approaches, emphasising the role of the body as a learning medium, can achieve deep intercultural learning and create rich opportunities for intercultural encounters that transport students beyond the parameters of conventional approaches to language and culture education.
Content and Language Integrated Learning CLIL is a form of education that combines language and content learning objectives. This volume focuses on conceptualising integration, exploring it from three intersecting perspectives concerning curriculum and pedagogic planning, participant perceptions and classroom practices.
By Lauren Zentz
Against the background of language and nation formation in Indonesia, this book demonstrates how language planning is inseparable from the broader actions of the state, and how postcolonial nationalism and globalization have had profound implications for language use and state actions to control it.
This book investigates language learning by young learners in instructed contexts and the potential for mixed methods to allow for a comprehensive understanding of early language learning. Chapters present recent studies undertaken in numerous countries and contexts and examine the complexity of early language learning.
By Jane Klobas
In this revised second edition, the authors offer a presentation of quantitative research methods for tourism researchers. This accessible and rigorous guide covers common issues in statistical analysis of data and the most widely-used techniques as well as several newer and less common approaches to data analysis.
Hand-in-hand with the continuing drive to recruit international students to Western universities goes an interest in student engagement. However, it is often unclear exactly what is meant by engagement. This book goes beyond the policy rhetoric to provide a practice-based explication of international student engagement and its enabling conditions.
By Heath Rose
This is the first book devoted to exploring issues of learning written Japanese, focusing on the challenges the writing system poses for the second language learner. It weaves together previous research on Japanese second language acquisition and kanji learning with original studies on self-regulation and kanji learning strategies.
This book explores how complex systems theory can contribute to the understanding of classroom language learner motivation through an extended examination of the dynamic conditions operating in a foreign language classroom in Japan. Its reflexive, narrative approach shines light on the evolving nature of research and role of the researcher.