Teaching English Overseas

Teaching English Overseas : A Guide for Native-speaker Teachers of English Preparing to Work Overseas

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This book is for native-speaker teachers of English preparing to work overseas. It looks at the way in which social, political, economic, and cultural factors can influence the language classroom. It also contains many practical suggestions on how to cope with the professional problems and misunderstandings which can occur in overseas contexts.show more

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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 162.56 x 238.76 x 12.7mm | 317.51g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • figures, tables
  • 0194328147
  • 9780194328142

Table of contents

Acknowledgements; Introduction; PART ONE: THE LARGER CONTEXT; 1. Language teaching and the sociopolitical context; Theoretical background; - Language planning; - Nationalism versus nationism; Case studies; - A-modal nations: Cameroon; - Uni-modal nations: Malaysia; - Multi-modal nations: The Philippines; Conclusion; - Exploring and researching the ideas; - Suggestions for further reading; 2. Language teaching and the economic context; Theoretical background; - Motivation and attitudes; - Language spread; Case studies; - Thailand; - The Philippines; Conclusion; - Exploring and researching the ideas; - Suggestions for further reading; 3. Language teaching and the cultural context; Theoretical background; - Multicultural classrooms; - Ethnography; - Culture in materials; Case studies; - Saudi Arabia; - Japan; Conclusion; - Exploring and researching the ideas; - Suggestions for further reading; PART TWO: THE EDUCATIONAL CONTEXT; 4. Language teaching and the language education context; Theoretical background; - Language education policies; - Curriculum guidelines; - The varieties of English; Case studies; - English as a required subject: Malaysia; - English as a medium of instruction: The Philippines; - English as an elective subject: Japan; Conclusion; - Exploring and researching the ideas; - Suggestions for further reading; 5. Language teaching and the institutional context; Theoretical background; - English teaching institutions; - Securing employment; Case studies; - Public institutions: Turkey; - Privately funded institutions: Tanzania; - Private institutions: Spain and Japan; Conclusion; - Exploring and researching the ideas; - Suggestions for further reading ; Glossary; Bibliography; Appendix; Indexshow more

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