English as an International Language in Asia: Implications for Language Education
Andy Kirkpatrick, Roland Sussex
Springer Science & Business Media, Oct 12, 2012 - Education - 244 pages
Even as Anglophone power wanes in Asia, and China and India rise, the role of the English language in the region continues to develop. How are students in Asian nations such as Vietnam, Malaysia and China itself being taught English? This much-needed overview analyzes the differing language education policies of selected countries that also include Indonesia, Japan and Sri Lanka. Noting ASEAN’s adoption of English as its sole working language, it traces the influence of globalization on English language education in Asia: in many systems, it pushes local languages off the curriculum and is taught as a second language after the national one. Informed by a comprehensive review of current research and practice in English teaching in Asia, this volume considers the many different roles English is playing across the region, as well as offering an informed assessment of the prospects of English—and Chinese—being a universal language of communication.
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Implications for Language Education Part I Education
Implications for Language Education Part II Communication and Lingua Francas
Implications for Language Education Part III Languages and Cultures in Contact
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