Multilingual Education

English as an International Language in Asia: Implications for Language Education

Editors: Kirkpatrick, Andy, Sussex, Roland (Eds.)

  • Provides much-needed research on the role of English in education in East and Southeast Asia
  • Gives insights on education policy changes and consequences of the 2009 ASEAN Charter, making English its sole working language Includes information on the influence of the globalizing and nationalizing movements on local languages
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Even as Anglophone power wanes in Asia, and China and India rise, the role of the English language in the region continues to develop. How are students in Asian nations such as Vietnam, Malaysia and China itself being taught English? This much-needed overview analyzes the differing language education policies of selected countries that also include Indonesia, Japan and Sri Lanka. Noting ASEAN’s adoption of English as its sole working language, it traces the influence of globalization on English language education in Asia: in many systems, it pushes local languages off the curriculum and is taught as a second language after the national one. Informed by a comprehensive review of current research and practice in English teaching in Asia, this volume considers the many different roles English is playing across the region, as well as offering an informed assessment of the prospects of English—and Chinese—being a universal language of communication.

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From the book reviews:

“This well-considered book navigates the linguistic and educational terrains of English as an international Language in the Asian continent … . the volume offers considerable insights into the situation of English in Asia by providing detailed descriptions of the role, functions, and impact of English in various contexts across the continent. … this collection provides relevant sources for Applied Linguistics researchers, MA students, and/or anyone who may be interested in English in Asian contexts.” (Sonia Morán Panero and Melissa H. Yu, ELT Journal, Vol. 68 (4), October, 2014)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kirkpatrick, Andy (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • World Englishes and Asian Englishes: A survey of the field

    Bolton, Kingsley

    Pages 13-26

  • English as an International Language in Asia: Implications for language education

    Kirkpatrick, Andy

    Pages 29-44

  • The Complexities of Re-reversal of Language-in-Education Policy in Malaysia

    Gill, Saran Kaur

    Pages 45-61

  • English in Multicultural and Multilingual Indonesian Education

    Hamied, Fuad Abdul

    Pages 63-78

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eBook $119.00
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  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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  • ISBN 978-94-017-8353-8
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English as an International Language in Asia: Implications for Language Education
Editors
  • Andy Kirkpatrick
  • Roland Sussex
Series Title
Multilingual Education
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-007-4578-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-007-4578-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-94-007-4577-3
Softcover ISBN
978-94-017-8353-8
Series ISSN
2213-3208
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 244
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