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Educational Linguistics

Essential Competencies for English-medium University Teaching

Editors: Breeze, Ruth, Sancho Guinda, Carmen (Eds.)

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  • ​Provides an innovative, coherent and carefully-assembled perspective on four key competencies essential to learning English as a lingua franca: creativity, critical thinking, learning autonomy and motivation
  • Includes a balanced combination of cutting-edge research and practical guidance  
  • Offers introductions by leading specialists in the field followed by practitioner chapters from different cultures and university contexts
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As English gains prominence as the language of higher education across the world, many institutions and lecturers are becoming increasingly concerned with the implications of this trend for the quality of university teaching and learning. With an innovative approach in both theme and scope, this book addresses four major competencies that are essential to ensure the effectiveness of English-medium higher education: creativity, critical thinking, autonomy and motivation. It offers an integrated perspective, both theoretical and practical, which defines these competences from different angles within ELT and Applied Linguistics, while also exploring their points of contact and applications to classroom routines. This approach is intended to provide practical guidance and inspiration, in the form of pedagogical proposals, examples of teaching practice and cutting-edge research by scholars and university teachers from all over the world. To that end, a leading specialist in the field introduces each of the four competencies, explaining concepts accessibly and synthetically, exposing false myths, presenting an updated state of the art, and opening windows for future studies. These introductions are followed by practitioner chapters written by teachers and scholars from different cultures and university contexts, who reflect on their experience and/or research and share effective procedures and suggestions for the university class with English as a vehicle for instruction.

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“The volume is a valuable reading for ESP practitioners who will find support and guidance on how to promote the four competencies in their teaching, which would enhance their professional status and identity.” (Zuocheng Zhang and Hao Liu, ESP Today, Vol. 6 (1), 2018)

“This volume makes a new and interesting contribution. Drawing from the expertise of scholars from around the world, this book convincingly highlights how Creativity, Critical Thinking, Student Autonomy, and Motivation work as four intertwining strands for enhancing the quality of second language education.” (Gregory Hadley, Ph.D., Niigata University, Japan)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Essential Competencies for English-medium University Teaching
Editors
  • Ruth Breeze
  • Carmen Sancho Guinda
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
27
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-40956-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-40956-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-40954-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-82226-6
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 307
Number of Illustrations
16 b/w illustrations
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