Language Education in a Changing World Challenges and Opportunities Author: Rod Bolitho, Richard Rossner

Format:
Paperback - 184 pages
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ISBN:
9781788927840
Published:
31 Mar 2020
Series:
New Perspectives on Language and Education
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Forthcoming

Summary

This book considers the importance of language education in a rapidly changing world. The authors look at language education from different perspectives: the teaching and learning of foreign or second languages; the role of literacy, oracy and language across the curriculum; the part played by different stakeholders in educational policy; and the current state of language teacher education and the ways in which language is addressed in the education of teachers of all subjects. Drawing on their extensive experience of language education, and on case studies and data from around the world, the authors consider how a different approach to language in education might help students to develop the language awareness and linguistic and communicative competences they need in order to participate fully and confidently in our increasingly diverse societies.

Author Biography:

Rod Bolitho is a freelance consultant in English Language Teaching and Education. His most recent book is Continuing Professional Development (with Amol Padwad, 2018: Cambridge University Press India).

Richard Rossner is a freelance author, consultant in language and languages in education and an Eaquals inspector. His most recent book is Language Course Planning (with Brian North, Mila Angelova and Elzbieta Jarosz, 2018: OUP).

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate




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