Critical Perspectives on Global Englishes in Asia: Language Policy, Curriculum, Pedagogy and Assessment
Edited by: Fan Fang, Handoyo Puji Widodo
Although the notion of Global Englishes (GE) has been widely discussed in the literature, few books consider how GE can be translated into educational practice. This book addresses the incorporation of GE into language policy and curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices, and focuses on a wide range of geographical and language contexts. Incorporating GE into language curriculum, pedagogy and assessment practices calls for a reframing of our pedagogical practices that take into account the use of Englishes in intercultural and multicultural encounters where people have different first languages and cultural backgrounds. This book will be of interest to policymakers, curriculum developers and practitioner-researchers in the area of English language education.
This collection provides well-argued critiques of the use of native speaker models and standards for English teaching. The authors, taking into account a wide range of contexts, propose the adoption of the concept of global English(es) (GE) and provide thoughtful suggestions of how principles of GE can inform the English language teaching practice.
Andy Kirkpatrick, Griffith University, AustraliaAsia is of immense importance to the field of Global Englishes, as it is a vibrant multilingual region, where the impact of Global Englishes is as complex as it is pervasive. This superb volume expertly explores the implications for language education policy and practice by casting a critical eye over issues central to the field's development.
Heath Rose, University of Oxford, UK
Fan Fang is an Associate Professor in the College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University, China. His research interests include Global Englishes, language attitudes, identity and intercultural communication. He has published various articles and chapters in the area of applied linguistics and education.
Handoyo Puji Widodo has taught English in China, Indonesia and the USA. Widodo has published extensively in refereed journals and edited volumes. His areas of specialization include language teaching methodology, language curriculum and materials development, systemic functional linguistics (SFL) in language education, and teacher professional development. His work has been grounded in socio-semiotic, socio-cognitive, sociocultural, and critical theories of language pedagogies.
Preface. Jennifer Jenkins
Chapter 1. Fan (Gabriel) Fang & Handoyo Puji Widodo: Critical Perspectives on Global Englishes
Chapter 2. Ryuko Kubota: A Critical Examination of Common Beliefs about Language Teaching: From Research Insights to Professional Engagement
Chapter 3. Ting Zhang & Yongyan Zheng: English is the Default Language? – A Study of International Students' Language Needs in the Chinese Higher Education Context
Chapter 4. Ishamina Athirah Gardiner & David Deterding: Language selection and assessment in Brunei Darussalam
Chapter 5. James Dean Brown: Global Englishes and the International Standardized English Language Proficiency Tests
Chapter 6. Maria Luz Elena N. Canilao: Looking through the eyes of Global Englishes: Enhancing English language teaching in multicultural classrooms
Chapter 7. Jim Chan: Contextualising Teaching English as a Local/Global Language: A Bottom-up Sociolinguistic Investigation
Chapter 8. James D'Angelo: From Learners to Users: Reframing a Japanese University Curriculum towards a "WE Enterprise" – Informed EMI Model
Chapter 9. Ali Fuad Selvi: Talking the Talk but not Walking the Walk? – Preparing Teachers for Global Englishes Pedagogy
Chapter 10. Zhichang Xu: Practices of Teaching Englishes: Pedagogical Reflections and Implications
Chapter 11. Yue Chen & Cong Zhang: Reform and Opportunities: China English in Chinese Higher Education
Chapter 12. Handoyo Puji Widodo & Fan (Gabriel) Fang: GE-Oriented English Language Education