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Scripts of Servitude Language, Labor Migration and Transnational Domestic Work

Author: Beatriz P. Lorente | Paperback | 9781783098989

This book examines how language is a central resource in transforming migrant women into transnational domestic workers. Focusing on the migration of women from the Philippines to Singapore, the book unpacks why and how language is embedded in the infrastructure of transnational labor migration that links migrant-sending and migrant-receiving countries.…

Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range From Theory to Practice

Edited by: Manuela Wagner, Dorie Conlon Perugini, Michael Byram | Paperback | 9781783098897

This ground-breaking book is the first to describe in detail how teachers, supported by university educators and education advisers, might plan and implement innovative ideas based on sound theoretical foundations. Focusing on the teaching and learning of intercultural communicative competence in foreign language classrooms in the USA, the authors describe a collaborative project in which graduate students and teachers planned, impleme…

Changing Creative Writing in America Strengths, Weaknesses, Possibilities

Edited by: Graeme Harper | Paperback | 9781783098804

In this compelling collection of essays contributors critically examine Creative Writing in American Higher Education. Considering Creative Writing teaching, learning and knowledge, the book recognizes historical strengths and weaknesses.…

Language, Education and Neoliberalism Critical Studies in Sociolinguistics

Edited by: Mi-Cha Flubacher, Alfonso Del Percio | Paperback | 9781783098675

This edited volume presents an empirical account of how neoliberal ideas are adopted on the ground by different actors in different educational settings, from bilingual education in the US, to migrant work programmes in Italy, to minority language teaching in Mexico. It examines language and education as objects of neoliberalization and as powerful tools and sites through which ideological principles underpinning neoliberal&#…

Language Learner Autonomy Theory, Practice and Research

Author: David Little, Leni Dam, Lienhard Legenhausen | Paperback | 9781783098583

This is the first book on language learner autonomy to combine comprehensive accounts of classroom practice with empirical and case-study research and a wide-ranging engagement with applied linguistic and pedagogical theory. It provides a detailed description of an autonomy classroom in action, focusing on Danish mixed-ability learners of English at lower secondary level, and reports the findings of a longitudinal research project that…

Crosslinguistic Influence and Distinctive Patterns of Language Learning Findings and Insights from a Learner Corpus

Edited by: Anne Golden, Scott Jarvis, Kari Tenfjord | Hardback | 9781783098767

This book details patterns of language use that can be found in the writing of adult immigrant learners of Norwegian as a second language (L2). Each study draws its data from a single corpus of texts written for a proficiency test of L2 Norwegian by learners representing 10 different first language (L1) backgrounds.…

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The Importance of Intercultural Understanding in Today’s World

This month we published Teaching Intercultural Competence Across the Age Range edited by Manuela Wagner, Dorie Conlon Perugini and Michael Byram. In this post the editors explain how their book addresses the challenges involved in teaching intercultural competence. The importance of intercultural understanding cannot be overstated in today’s world. It is no surprise then that educationists of all […]

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