It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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International Perspectives in English Language Teaching
The global importance ascribed to English might lead us to assume that the need to learn English is unquestionable and that therefore student motivation is not a problem. In reality, however, local classroom experiences and practices suggest that issues of student (and teacher) motivation are high on the agenda despite or rather because of the significant status English has in educational policy and curricula, high stakes gatekeeping exams and the professional job market. This book brings together motivation-related practical concerns and debates from diverse international contexts and educational settings, and from the perspective of writers who are practitioners as well as researchers. The collection shows how these locally produced insights and issues can have wider global significance, resonating with the experiences and concerns of English teachers and learners across the world. Each chapter concludes with selected 'engagement priorities' offering pointers for discussion and exploration for teachers and teacher educators.