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International English in its sociolinguistic contexts; towards a socially sensitive EIL pedagogy.

9780805863376

International English in its sociolinguistic contexts; towards a socially sensitive EIL pedagogy.

McKay, Sandra and Wendy D. Bokhorst-Heng.

Routledge

2008

209 pages

$39.95

Paperback

ESL & applied linguistics professional series

PE1128

There is a great diversity of social and educational contexts in which English is being used and learned around the world today, which, McKay (English, San Francisco State U.) and Bokhorst-Heng (National Institute of Education, Singapore) argue, needs to be taken into account in order to make effective pedagogical decisions about the teaching of English. They offer an examination of the sociolinguistic contexts of English language learning and how it is affected by the larger social, political, and educational setting, and how the linguistic features of English as an international language (EIL) are affected by the social context in which the interaction takes place. The text is designed for pre-service and practicing teachers of English whose students will be using English for international purposes. It contributes to the understanding of EIL, language planning and policy issues, and the need to develop socially sensitive EIL pedagogy.

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