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International Perspectives on English Private Tutoring

Theories, Practices, and Policies

Palgrave Macmillan
  • Aims to bridge the gap between the fields of “Shadow Education” (private tutoring) and ELT

  • Argues that classroom and out-of-class settings are equally important in shaping learning experiences

  • Uncovers how Covid-19 has shaken up the landscape of language teaching and learning

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Table of contents (15 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Private Tutoring: A Global Phenomenon in ELT

    • Kevin Wai Ho Yung, Anas Hajar
    Pages 1-14
  3. Practices and Policies of English Private Tutoring: Case Studies in English as an Additional Language Countries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 93-93
    2. English Private Tutoring: The Case of Brazil

      • Alexandre Ventura, Candido Alberto Gomes
      Pages 139-157
  4. English Private Tutoring for Immigrants and Ethnic Minorities in English-Speaking Countries

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 217-217
    2. Private Tutoring in English: Lessons Learnt and Ways Forward

      • Anas Hajar, Kevin Wai Ho Yung
      Pages 267-279
  5. Back Matter

    Pages 281-284

About this book

This book focuses on private tutoring (sometimes also known as “shadow education”), an important but neglected topic in applied linguistics and language education research. Private tutoring has become a popular out-of-school learning activity worldwide. While its scope and definition are expanding, private tutoring commonly refers to the “paid service students used to supplement their learning of academic subjects at school outside school hours” (Yung, 2019). Around the world, English language is one of the most popularly enrolled subjects in private tutoring, including both English as a first language and English as an additional language (EAL). Despite its popularity and implications for theories, practices, and policies, research on English private tutoring is still in its infancy. This book aims to provide an international perspective on the interface between applied linguistics and comparative education and open up an agenda for discussion in theories, practices, and policies in English language teaching (ELT). It will be of interest to students, scholars, and policy-makers in these and related areas. 

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Curriculum and Instruction, The Education University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

    Kevin Wai Ho Yung

  • Graduate School of Education, Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan

    Anas Hajar

About the editors

​Kevin Wai Ho Yung is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the Education University of Hong Kong. 

Anas Hajar is an associate professor in the Graduate School of Education at Nazarbayev University, Astana, Kazakhstan. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: International Perspectives on English Private Tutoring

  • Book Subtitle: Theories, Practices, and Policies

  • Editors: Kevin Wai Ho Yung, Anas Hajar

  • Series Title: International Perspectives on English Language Teaching

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-26817-5

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: Social Sciences, Social Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-031-26816-8Published: 01 June 2023

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-26819-9Due: 15 June 2024

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-26817-5Published: 31 May 2023

  • Series ISSN: 2946-3238

  • Series E-ISSN: 2946-3246

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXIV, 284

  • Number of Illustrations: 9 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Applied Linguistics, Language Education, Language Policy and Planning, Education Policy

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eBook USD 109.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
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  • Own it forever
Hardcover Book USD 139.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
  • Free shipping worldwide - see info

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