Innovating Efl Teaching In Asia

Paperback | January 15, 2012

EditorTheron Muller, Steven Herder, John Adamson

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This collection offers a distinctly Asian voice for English language education and addresses some of the unique needs of Asian learners in EFL contexts. Teachers and researchers from nine Asian countries present some of the most current and innovative research in five distinct and fascinating areas of EFL teaching and learning.

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This collection offers a distinctly Asian voice for English language education and addresses some of the unique needs of Asian learners in EFL contexts. Teachers and researchers from nine Asian countries present some of the most current and innovative research in five distinct and fascinating areas of EFL teaching and learning.

THERON MULLER is a Teacher Trainer, EFL teacher, and co-owner of the Noah Language Center, Nagano, Japan. STEVEN HERDER has been teaching EFL in Japan since 1989 and is Associate Professor, Department of International Studies, Doshisha Women's College of Liberal Arts. JOHN ADAMSON is Associate Professor, Department of International St...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:328 pages, 9.67 × 5.61 × 0.74 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword
Acknowledgements
Notes on the Contributors
List of Abbreviations
Introduction: T.Muller
PART I: DEFINING THE ASIAN EFL CONTEXT: T.Muller & P.S.Brown
Teaching the New English Curriculum: An Ethnographic Study in a Chinese High School; Xi Fang
Global Cultures and Identities: Refocusing the Aims of ELT in Asia Through Intercultural Awareness; W.Baker
Training the Pesantren: Intercultural Materials for Islamic Boarding Schools in Indonesia; G.Palmer & I.Chodidjah
Language Learning Styles and Beliefs of EFL University Students In Korea: Are They Really Stereotypical?; A.Finch
PART II: EMPOWERING ASIAN VOICES: J.Adamson
Learner Autonomy in Asia: How Asian Teachers and Students See Themselves; F.Murase
How Thai National Culture Can Be Used to Explain Students' Behavior; C.Raktham
Co-Constructing Teacher Beliefs Towards Qualifications: Insights From Interviews in the Japanese Context; J.Adamson
'Reconceptualizing' Self as a Teacher in a Malaysian Context; R.Erlam & S.Gray
PART III: INNOVATING TEACHING METHODOLOGY IN ASIA: T.Muller
Promoting Strategy Teaching as an Innovative Practice in the Asian EFL Oral Classroom; W.Y.K.Lam
Innovating a Vocabulary Learning Strategies Program; P.S.Brown
Classroom Discourse Analysis of Student Use of Language Scaffolding During Tasks; T.Muller & M.De Boer
Innovating EFL Teaching of Reading: An Activity Theory Perspective on Chinese Teachers' Readiness to Adapt to Educational Reform; Hongzhi Yang & E.Bernat
PART IV: TEACHING YOUNG LEARNERS IN ASIA: B.Hoskins Sakamoto
Exploring Teachers' Implementation of the Recent Curriculum Innovation in ELT in Turkish Primary Education; Y.Kirkgöz
Affective Factors Contributing to Intrinsic Motivation for Learning English Among Elementary School Students in Japan; J.M.Carreira
Adapting English Picture Books to an EFL Context: A Study of Collaboration Between Elementary School Teachers and TEFL Practitioners in Rural Japan; J.M.Hall, T.Yamazaki, C.Takahashi & T.Ishigame
Let's Speak English: Bridging the Linguistic Divide in Tamil Nadu; K.A.Anderson & P.P.Narayanan
PART V: INNOVATING TEACHING WRITING IN ASIA: S.Herder
Extensive Writing: A Fluency-First Approach to EFL Writing; S.Herder & P.Clements
Who Takes The Floor? Peer Feedback or Teacher Feedback: An Investigation of Chinese University English Learners' Use and Understanding of Peer and Teacher Feedback On Writing; Huahui Zhao
Assessing EFL Writing: Meaningful Innovations Through SFL; T.Hisaoka
Epilogue: Description and Evaluation of the Process of Creating this Book; T.Muller & J.Adamson
Index