This volume presents a survey of the latest results and discussions in the research on English Language Teaching (ELT), bringing together researchers from four continents and 11 different countries to discuss current topics and issues in the field. In doing so, it offers a debate in a conducive and intellectually charged environment which enables the reader to gain insights into new technologies, ideas and concepts of practitioners working at very different research and teaching institutions. The papers collected in this volume provide ample evidence of the lively atmosphere and the interesting conversations present in ELT in recent years. Much has changed in the research of ELT; the field has become more technical and applied on the one hand and more theoretically informed on the other. As such, it is a particular achievement of this volume that it enables the diverse disciplines under the umbrella of ELT to communicate and exchange their approaches. It is in this way that linguists can talk to methodologists and cultural studies scholars cooperate with literary scholars. The tripartite structure of this book reflects this. The first part is dedicated to linguistic issues and contains a number of both large-scale and micro-scale studies. The second section collects papers from the cultural and literary studies field. The concluding segment concerns new approaches in methodology and offers two very technical contributions on CLIL.
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Christoph Haase is a Researcher and Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. With a background in the natural sciences and in English and German linguistics, he is primarily interested in morphosyntactic phenomena of temporality and causation from a cognitive perspective. His other research interests are in first and second language acquisition, English language teaching, and corpus studies in the field of English for academic purposes. After 10 years of working at German universities, he currently teaches at the English Department at the University of J. E. Purkyn, Ústí nad Labem. Natalia Orlova is the Head of the Department of English and Associate Professor of TEFL at the Faculty of Education of the University of J. E. Purkyn in Ústí nad Labem. She has also worked at Herzen State Pedagogical University in Saint-Petersburg, and has presented papers at various TESOL conventions in the USA and held workshops for teachers in a variety of countries. She is also a co-author of a number of textbooks for school and university students, and currently heads the EU-funded project NEFLT. Her main research interests include ways of developing pre-service EFL teachers professional competence and cross-cultural issues. Joel Cameron Head is a teacher of English Literature and Composition with a special interest in poetry and poetics, and has studied in both California and the Czech Republic. After a stint in publishing in New York City, he served for five years in the US Army as a Russian linguist. A native of the American West, he has travelled widely, and taught in Europe, North Africa, Asia, and North America. He lives with his wife and two children in the Czech Republic, where he has worked for nine years at J.E. Purkyn University in Ústí nad Labem.
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Book Description Cambridge Scholars Pub, 2015. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 305 pages. 8.25x6.00x1.00 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk1443877921