English Language Education Policy in Asia

  • Robert Kirkpatrick

Part of the Language Policy book series (LAPO, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Robert Kirkpatrick, Thuy Thi Ngoc Bui
    Pages 1-23
  3. M. Obaidul Hamid, Elizabeth J. Erling
    Pages 25-48
  4. Hema Ramanathan
    Pages 113-126
  5. Gregory Paul Glasgow, Daniel Leigh Paller
    Pages 153-180
  6. Syed Abdul Manan, Maya Khemlani David, Francisco Perlas Dumanig
    Pages 219-244
  7. Marilu Rañosa Madrunio, Isabel Pefianco Martin, Sterling Miranda Plata
    Pages 245-264
  8. Jeehyae Chung, Taehee Choi
    Pages 281-299
  9. Dilini Chamali Walisundara, Shyamani Hettiarachchi
    Pages 301-332
  10. John Macalister
    Pages 333-343
  11. Amrita Kaur, David Young, Robert Kirkpatrick
    Pages 345-361

About this book


This volume offers comprehensive 'state-of-the-art' overviews of educational policies concerning the teaching of English in a large number of Asian countries. Each contribution is written by a leading expert and gives a clear assessment of current policies and future trends. Starting with a description of the English education policies in the respective countries, the contributors then delve into the 'nuts and bolts' of the English education policies and how they play out in practice in the education system, in schools, in the curriculum, and in teaching. Topics covered include the balance between the acquisition of English and the national language, political, cultural, economic and technical factors that strengthen or weaken the learning of English.


English language policy Indonesia english education policy thailand english language education policy asia english language teaching policy middle east language policy china language policy myanmar

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert Kirkpatrick
    • 1
  1. 1.English FacultyGulf University of Sci & TechnologyHawallyKuwait

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22463-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22464-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1571-5361
  • Series Online ISSN 2452-1027
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