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Teaching and assessing EIL in local contexts around the world

Author: Sandra McKay; James Dean Brown
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2016. ©2016
Series: ESL and applied linguistics professional series.
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English today is both a global language and at the same time embedded in a great variety of social contexts, resulting in linguistic and pedagogical variation. Taking a new look at the teaching and assessing of English as an international language (EIL), this text highlights overarching principles and provides specific strategies for responding to questions and challenges posed by the changing demographics of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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McKay, Sandra.
Teaching and assessment in EIL classrooms.
New York : Routledge, 2015
(DLC) 2015007558
(OCoLC)908715242
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sandra McKay; James Dean Brown
ISBN: 9781317668411 1317668413 9781315769097 1315769093
OCLC Number: 918622160
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 181 pages).
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Dedication; BRIEF CONTENTS; CONTENTS; Introduction; 1 The Social and Educational Context of EIL Classrooms; The Current Status of English; Varieties of English: Common Features; Varieties of English: Public Attitudes; Varieties of English: The Question of Standards; Current Trends in English Education; Summary; Discussion Questions; Application Tasks; 2 EIL Teachers, Learners, and Classroom Interaction; EIL Teachers; EIL Learners; EIL Classroom Interaction; Summary; Discussion Questions; Application Tasks; 3 Key Aspects of EIL Students' English Needs. The Impossible Dream of Speaking Fluent EnglishSetting Narrower and More Realistic Goals; Defining Local EIL; Doing Informal Locally Defined EIL Needs Assessment; Summary; Discussion Questions; Application Tasks; 4 Teaching and Assessing Grammar; English Diversity; Standard English and EIL Instructional Targets; Grammar Teaching in EIL Classrooms; Assessing Grammar in EIL Classrooms; Summary; Discussion Questions; Application Tasks; 5 Teaching and Assessing Oracy; Defining Oracy; Defining Fluency; Defining Intelligibility; Keys to Teaching EIL Oracy; Assessing EIL Oracy; Summary. Discussion QuestionsApplication Tasks; 6 Teaching and Assessing Literacy; Cultural Issues and Written Texts; Responding to and Assessing L2 Texts in EIL Contexts; Cultural Issues and the Reading Process; Assessing L2 Reading in EIL Contexts; Summary; Discussion Questions; Application Tasks; 7 Integrating Computer-Mediated Language into EIL Classrooms; Linguistic Corpora; Available Corpora Useful for EIL Teaching; Using Corpora in the Classroom; Other Specific Uses of Technology in the EIL Classroom; Important Considerations in Low Technology Environments; Technology in EIL Assessment; Summary. Discussion QuestionsApplication Tasks; EIL Teaching/Learning Principles; Index.
Series Title: ESL and applied linguistics professional series.
Responsibility: Sandra Lee McKay and James Dean Brown.
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English today is both a global language and at the same time embedded in a great variety of social contexts, resulting in linguistic and pedagogical variation. Taking a new look at the teaching and assessing of English as an international language (EIL), this text highlights overarching principles and provides specific strategies for responding to questions and challenges posed by the changing demographics of English language learners and users around the world. Teaching and Assessment in EIL Classrooms introduces an original, coherent framework in which needs analysis, pedagogical principles ...

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