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Title: Globalization and Language Teaching
Edited By: David Block
Deborah Cameron

David Block and Deborah Cameron, University of London,

In this book, renowned linguists David Block and Deborah Cameron along with a host of contributors contemplate the issues that globalization raises for second language learning and teaching. This collection shows how, in an economy based on services and information, the linguistic skills of workers becomes increasingly important. New technologies make possible new kinds of language teaching, and language becomes an economic commodity, invaluable in the global marketplace, creating implications for how and why people learn language and which languages they learn. Drawing together the various strands of the globalization debate, this rich and varied collection of contributions explores issues such as the commodification of language(s) and language skills; the use of new media and new technologies in language learning and teaching; the effects of globalization on the language teaching industry; new forms of power and resistance.

December 2001: 208 pp
Hb: 0415242754: $90.00 #55.00
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Introduction, David Block and Deborah Cameron
I. The Global and the Local
1. The Impact of Globalization on Language Teaching in Japan,
Ryuko Kubota
2. Globalization, Diaspora and Language Education in England,
Roxy Harris, Constant Leung and Ben Rampton
3. Globalization and the Commodification of Bilingualism in Canada, Monica Heller
II. Zones of Contact
4. Globalization and the Teaching of "Communication Skills,"
Deborah Cameron
5. Foreign Language Learning as Global Communicative
Practice, Claire Kramsch and Steven L. Thorne
6. Local Literacies and Global Literacy, Catherine Wallace
III. Methods and Materials
7. "McCommunication": A Problem in the Frame for SLA,
David Block
8. Globalization, Methods and Practice in Periphery Classrooms,
A. Suresh Canagarajah
9. The Global Coursebook in English Language Teaching,
John Gray

Publication Year: 2001
Publisher: Routledge (Taylor and Francis)
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Format: Hardback
ISBN: 0415242754
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Pages: 208
Prices: $90.00/GBP55.00

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0415242762
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 208
Prices: $27.95/GBP16.99