This book considers the role of language education in a rapidly changing world. The authors look at language education from different perspectives: the teaching and learning of foreign or second languages; the role of literacy, oracy and language across the curriculum; the different stakeholders and commercial interests in language education; and the state of language teacher education and language education for teachers of all subjects. Drawing on their extensive experience at all levels of language education, and an array of data and case studies from countries around the world, the authors consider how students might be supported in developing the language awareness and linguistic and communicative competences they urgently need in order to participate fully and confidently in our increasingly diverse societies.
About the Author
Rod Bolitho is a freelance consultant in English Language Teaching and Education. His most recent book is Continuing Professional Development (with Amol Padwad, 2018: Cambridge University Press India). Richard Rossner is a freelance author, consultant in language and languages in education and an Eaquals inspector. His most recent book is Language Course Management (with Brian North, Mila Angelova and Elzbieta Jarosz, 2018: OUP).
Table of Contents
IntroductionChapter 1. The Crucial Role of Language in EducationChapter 2. Changes in Second and Foreign Language Education Chapter 3. The Growing Influence of English in Education Chapter 4. Initial Language Teacher Education – Traditions, Trends and Relevance Chapter 5. Language Teachers’ Professional Development Chapter 6. Language in Pre-service and In-service Teacher Education for Teachers of all SubjectsChapter 7. The Perspectives of Stakeholders in Language Education Chapter 8. Policy Making Chapter 9. Commercial Interests in Language Education Chapter 10. Language in Education, and in Teacher Education: towards New Paradigms