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LINGUIST List 18.3739

Fri Dec 14 2007

Books: Applied Linguistics: Liu

Editor for this issue: Hannah Morales <hannahlinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Simone Gilson, English Language Teaching in China: Liu

Message 1: English Language Teaching in China: Liu
Date: 12-Dec-2007
From: Simone Gilson <sgilsoncontinuumbooks.com>
Subject: English Language Teaching in China: Liu
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Title: English Language Teaching in China
Subtitle: New Approaches, Perspectives and Standards
Published: 2007
Publisher: Continuum International Publishing Group Ltd

Book URL: http://www.continuumbooks.com

Author: Jun Liu
Hardback: ISBN: 0826490360 9780826490360 Pages: 360 Price: U.K. £ 75.00
Paperback: ISBN: 0826480764 9780826480767 Pages: 360 Price: U.K. £ 25.00

This book examines the importance of English language teaching in China,
but also the need for this teaching to be modernised in order for China to
better join the world economy. The current trend within English teaching in
China is for 'communicative competence' - that is, being able to
communicate with linguistic, pragmatic, discourse and strategic competence.
This volume argues that such a theoretical framework of communicative
competence needs to be expanded to address both global needs and local
contexts, if English language teaching in China is to be successful. The
contributors to this volume examine every aspect of language teaching and
suggest new ways in which communication and grammar can be balanced.

The chapters include coverage of:
* the importance of English in a global world
* the theoretical framework of communicative competence
* the role of grammar in learning English
* assessing and evaluating communicative competence
* the starting age of learning English
* teaching language skills in the post-methods era
* using multimedia in teaching and testing
* online learning and self-learning
* teacher training through empowerment.

With its balance of theory and practice, and internationally renowned
contributors, this guide to new approaches, perspectives and standards in
language teaching will be essential reading for academics interested in
applied linguistics and second language acquisition, and English language
teaching professionals.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Written In: English (eng )

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