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English language education across greater China

English language education across greater China

Author: Anwei Feng
Publisher: Bristol, UK ; Tonawanda, NY : Multilingal Matters, ©2011.
Series: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 80.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats

This volume offers a comprehensive examination of the spread of English and English education across Greater China through sociolinguistic studies of Mainland China, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macau, and in-depth analysis of English language use and education in economically booming areas of Mainland China such as Shanghai and Guangdong and underdeveloped regions like Xinjiang.


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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2011000601
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anwei Feng
ISBN: 9781847693501 1847693504 9781847693495 1847693490 9781847693518 1847693512 9781847694966 1847694969
OCLC Number: 748777842
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 286 pages).
Contents: Introduction: The apex of the 'third wave': English language across greater China / Anwei Feng --
pt. 1. Sociolinguistic profiles of countries and regions across greater China --
The English language in mainland China: a sociolinguistic profile / Jeffrey Gil and Bob Adamson --
English-knowing bilingualism in Singapore: economic pragmatism, ethnic relations and class / T.Ruanni F. Tupas --
English language in Taiwan: an examination of its use in society and education in schools / Irene Wen-ling Chen and Jessie Ju-Chen Hsieh --
Improving the standards and promoting the use of English in Hong Kong: issues, problems and prospects / David C.S. Li --
English use and education in Macao / Ming Yee Carissa Young --
pt. 2. Convergence and divergence of English language use and education in different regions in Mainland China --
The 'English curriculum standards' in China: rationales and issues / Xiaotang Cheng --
Primary school English language teaching in South China: past, present and future / Yuefeng Zhang and Jinjun Wang --
English immersion in mainland China / Haiyan Qiang ... [et al.] --
Family background and English learning at compulsory stage in Shanghai / Weicheng Zou and Shaolin Zhang --
Economic development and the growing importance of the English language in Guangxi / Binlan Huang --
Trilingual education policy ideals and realities for the Naxi in Yunnan / Dongyan Ru Blachford and Marion Jones --
Learning English as third language by Uyghur students in Xinjiang: a blessing in disguise? / Mamtimyn Sunuodula and Anwei Feng.
Series Title: Bilingual education and bilingualism, 80.
Responsibility: edited by Anwei Feng.


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