Emerging Issues in TEFL: Challenges for South Asia

Hardcover | August 16, 2009

EditorSabiha Mansoor, Aliya Sikander, Nasreen Hussain

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The emerging need for English as an international language for higher education, work, as well as business and trade in South Asia is posing a number of challenges for language planners, educationists, teachers and students. This book authored by some of the leading specialists andpractitioners in the field is a timely addition to the learning and teaching of English as a second or foreign language. The book provides insights into the complex issue of language planning and makes recommendations for a bilingual education policy in which English, the national language and theethnic languages are part of a framework that leads to additive bilingualism thus enriching the verbal repertoire of South Asians for various purposes, and providing them equal opportunities to access higher education and employment. This volume is also a valuable resource for educationists andteachers equipping them with the latest approaches and methodologies in teaching English as well as useful strategies for managing large classes, developing educational materials, as well as assessments that are suitable for learners in South Asia.

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The emerging need for English as an international language for higher education, work, as well as business and trade in South Asia is posing a number of challenges for language planners, educationists, teachers and students. This book authored by some of the leading specialists andpractitioners in the field is a timely addition to the ...

Dr. Sabiha Mansoor is presently Professor and Dean, Beaconhouse National University, Pakistan. She has a Ph.D. in Education and a Master's degree in TEFL from Reading University, UK as well as a Master's degree in English Literature from Punjab University. Nasreen Hussain is an Associate Professor at the Aga Khan University Centre of ...
Format:HardcoverDimensions:350 pages, 8.5 × 5.43 × 0.87 inPublished:August 16, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

President's MessageDean's MessagePrefaceAcknowledgementsEditor's NoteAbbreviationsKeynote Speech1. Hilary Nesi: EAP in the Information Age: What Should We Start Teaching, What Can We Stop Teaching?Section I: Language Planning for Higher Education1. Tariq Rahman: Language Policy, Multilingualism and Language Vitality2. Sabiha Mansoor: Regional languages in Pakistan: Issues in Higher Education3. Muhammad Raji Zughoul: Globalization and EFL/ ESL Pedagogy: Implications4. Roudaba Shuja: Language Planning in Higher EducationSection II : Teacher Education1. Nasreen Hussain: Transferring professional development with changing time2. Arifa Rahman: College teachers' perceptions of ELT: Relevance to teacher training3. Ayesha Bashiruddin: Learning English and Learning to Teach English: The Case of two Teachers of English in Pakistan4. Naz Rassool: Quality Issues in Language Teaching in Higher Education5. Jai Raj Awasthi: Teacher Education with special reference to English language teaching in Nepal6. Noreen Mirza: Mentoring: A concept for Teacher DevelopmentSection III: Modern Approaches to Learning and Teaching of English1. Maya David: Relational and Power Concerns for ESP Teachers2. Fatima Dar and Zubeda Kassim Ali: Cooperative learning: Is it an aid to learning?3. Samina A. Qadir: Conversational implicatures act as Hedges4. Nasreen M. Ahsan: Is there a beginning and an end to learning?5. Christine Coombe: Washback and the impact of High-stakes Tests on Teaching and learning. Teaching-learning strategies6. Shaheera Jaffar: Teaching critical thinking through literature7. Sarah Z. Khan: Computer mediated communication for language learning