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Departing from Tradition: Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning

Departing from Tradition: Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning

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  • ISBN-13: 9781443887991
  • Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date: Apr 15, 2016
  • Edition: 1st Unabridged
  • Pages: 244 pages
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 8.25 x 1.0 inches

Overview

English language teaching methods and language learning styles have changed dramatically over the past decade in Asia and the surrounding regions. Huge efforts are being made by teachers from the K-12 system, as well as at the tertiary level, to move away from the traditional Grammar-Translation Method towards more communicative approaches to teaching and learning, including the use of project- and task-based learning and technology-enhanced language learning, just to name a few of the more frequently used methodologies. In this book, the authors shed light on the changes in ELT in Asia and the region over the past 10 years or so as seen in the wider context of language policy, which puts greater value on the acquisition of English and the new directions in learner-centered classrooms which encourage student autonomy and voice and place students as active decision-makers in the learning process. With the title of "Departing from Tradition: Innovations in English Language Teaching and Learning", this book showcases some of the innovations in ELT that are currently happening in this rapidly growing field. Given the growing importance of English and the enormous energy and enthusiasm in the region for learning the language in both formal and informal contexts, ELT will continue to flourish. This volume will offer insights into the tremendous changes that have been made in secondary and university English language classrooms across the region.

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