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About this book

Introduction

The Second Handbook of English Language Teaching provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English language teaching in international contexts. Over 70 chapters focus on the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second-language acquisition and pedagogy. In countries around the globe, English has become the second language taught most frequently and intensively. In many countries, particularly in Asia, government policies have made English a part of the curriculum from primary school on. Demand for English teaching by parents and adult learners is fueled by the desire to increase economic competitiveness, globalization of the workforce, immigration, and a move toward lifelong learning. Immigration has led to an increased demand for English-language teaching even in countries where English is the dominant language.

Keywords

english as a second language english language identity english language learners english language teaching language policy and english language teachers professional development

Editors and affiliations

  • Xuesong Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SARHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-58542-0
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-58542-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2197-1951
  • Series Online ISSN 2197-196X