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Globalization and Language Teaching - David, Dr Block

Globalization and Language Teaching

By: David, Dr Block (Editor)

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This book considers the issues globalization raises for second language learning and teaching. Block and Cameron's collection shows how, in an economy based on services and information, the linguistic skills of workers becomes increasingly important. New technologies make possible new kinds of language teaching, and language becomes an economic commodity with a value in the global marketplace. This has implications for how and why people learn languages, and for which languages they learn.
Drawing together the various strands of the globalization debate, this rich and varied collection of contributions explores issues such as:
*The commodification of language(s) and language skills
*The use of new media and new technologies in language learning and teaching
*The effects of globalization on the language teaching industry
*New forms of power and resistance.

The impact of globalization on language teaching in Japan / Ryuko Kubota -- Globalization, diaspora, and language education in England / Roxy Harris, Constant Leung, and Ben Rampton -- Globalization and the commodification of bilingualism in Canada / Monica Heller -- Globalization and the teaching of "communication skills" / Deborah Cameron -- Foreign language learning as global communicative practice / Claire Kramsch and Steven L. Thorne -- Local literacies and global literacy / Catherine Wallace -- "McCommunication" : a problem in the frame for SLA / David Block -- Globalization, methods, and practices in periphery classrooms / A. Suresh Canagarajah -- The global coursebook in English Language Teaching / John Gray.

ISBN: 9780203193679
ISBN-10: 2370005451489
Format: PDF
Language: English
Published: 25th October 2001