English Language Teaching in East Asia Today: Changing Policies and Practices (Language & Linguistics)

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Twenty-seven chapters represent the state of English language teaching in 14 countries, highlighting recent developments, emerging trends, and constraints on the practice. General topics, including mutual intelligibility, the role of specific institutions, the impact of globalization, and the use of new technologies also receive some attention. The contributors are language and education scholars working in the region. Distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation (c) Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This volume highlights current trends, developments and the constraints in English teaching in East Asia today and cover the education systems of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Korea(South), Laos PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Other issues discussed include mutual intelligibility in the variety of English that is emerging in East Asian countries, the cross-national role of the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre (RELC) in Singapore in developing and promoting the teaching of English, and also how computer technology can be harnessed as a self-learning tool for students in learning to write well in English.

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Ho Wah Kam was Dean of the School of Education at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and later Senior Research Fellow at the SEAMEO RELC in Singapore. Associate Professor (Dr) Ruth Y L Wong teaches at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

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