The Emotional Rollercoaster of Language Teaching Edited by: Christina Gkonou, Jean-Marc Dewaele, Jim King

Format:
Paperback - 320 pages
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ISBN:
9781788928328
Published:
31 May 2020
Series:
Psychology of Language Learning and Teaching
Publisher:
Multilingual Matters
Dimensions:
234 x 156
Availability:
Forthcoming

Summary

This book focuses on the emotional complexity of language teaching and how the diverse emotions that teachers experience while teaching are shaped and function. The book is based on the premise that teaching is not just about the transmission of academic knowledge but also about inspiring students, building rapport with them, creating relationships based on empathy and trust, being patient and most importantly controlling one’s own emotions and being able to influence students’ emotions in a positive way. The book covers a range of emotion-related topics on both positive and negative emotions which are relevant to language teaching including emotional labour, burnout, emotion regulation, resilience, emotional intelligence and wellbeing among others. These topics are studied within a wide range of contexts such as teacher education programmes, tertiary education, CLIL and action research settings, and primary and secondary schools across different countries. The book will appeal to any student, researcher, teacher or policymaker who is interested in research on the psychological aspects of foreign language teaching.

Author Biography:

Christina Gkonou is Senior Lecturer in TESOL, University of Essex, UK. Her research interests include psychology for language learning and teaching, teacher professional identities, language anxiety and teacher education. She is co-editor (with Mark Daubney and Jean-Marc Dewaele) of New Insights into Language Anxiety (Multilingual Matters, 2017).

Jean-Marc Dewaele is Professor in Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism, Birkbeck, University of London¸ UK. He has been working in the field for close to 30 years and has published extensively on multilingualism and emotion. He is General Editor of Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development.

Jim King is based at the University of Leicester where he directs postgraduate courses in Applied Linguistics and TESOL. His research interests centre around psychological aspects of foreign language education, with a particular focus on learner silence. He is co-editor (with Seiko Harumi) of East Asian Perspectives on Silence in English Language Education (Multilingual Matters, 2020).

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional, Undergraduate




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