Undergraduate Elt In Sri Lanka

Author: Asantha U. Attanayake
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527523659
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The book looks into the South Asian experience of English language education in the first decade of the 21st century by examining its policies, practices and perspectives in Sri Lanka. It discusses the evolution of English from the language of administration of the former South Asian colony up to its present and intended, although poorly implemented, status as a “link-language” in Sri Lanka. The official removal of English as the language of administration after independence, the twists and turns of its practice in various domains over six decades, and the views of today’s students and teachers reveal that there is more to English language education in a post-colonial context than current theories address. This book concentrates on what educationalists in English Language Teaching do, the goals that curriculum designers must capture, and how post-colonial attitudes towards English hinder the teaching of English as a second language. This book emphasizes that the general principles of teaching English as a second language need specific modifications at the delivery stage in South Asian societies.

Media Culture In Transnational Asia

Author: Hyesu Park
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 1978804148
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Media Culture in Transnational Asia: Convergences and Divergences examines contemporary media use within Asia, where over half of the world’s population resides. The book addresses media use and practices by looking at the transnational exchanges of ideas, narratives, images, techniques, and values and how they influence media consumption and production throughout Asia, including: Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, South Korea, Singapore, Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iran and many others. The book’s contributors are especially interested in investigating media and their intersections with narrative, medium, technologies, and culture through the lenses that are particularly Asian by turning to Asian socio-political and cultural milieus as the meaningful interpretive framework to understand media. This timely and cutting-edge research is essential reading for those interested in transnational and global media studies.

Post Colonial Curriculum Practices In South Asia

Author: Asantha U. Attanayake
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1351129783
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Post-colonial Curriculum Practices in South Asia gives a conceptual framework for curriculum design for English Language Teaching, taking into account context specific features in the teaching–learning settings of post-colonial South Asia. It reveals how the attitudes prevalent in post-colonial South Asian societies towards English negatively influence English language learning. The book provides a comprehensive analysis to design a course for English language teaching that aims at building learner confidence to speak English. Based on original research, the study covers Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The book focuses on the context-specific nature of learners and considers a curriculum design that binds teaching materials and teaching methods together with an aligned assessment. Chapters discuss language attitudes, learner characteristics and English in the context of native languages, and introduce a special type of anxiety that stems from existing language attitudes in a society, referred to as Language Attitude Anxiety. The book will appeal to doctoral and post-doctoral scholars in English language education, students and researchers of sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics as well as curriculum designers of ELT and language policy makers.

Resources In Education

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Teaching English In The Global Village

Author: Supoorna Charuchitta Kulatunga
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This thesis presents a semester long reading/writing programme for Sri Lankan university undergraduates. This was framed by a close examination of two underlying phenomena: the role and status of English in Sri Lanka as a postcolonial space and the global ramifications of the neoliberal ideology which by and large governs the choices made in higher education of today. The insights drawn from this exploration inform the programmatic and pedagogic moves which would be essential in formulating a programme that simultaneously trains the students to achieve success in academia and also critically engage with the hegemonic forces which govern it. In the first chapter, a telescoping of the colonial and postcolonial history of the presence of English in Sri Lanka was attempted, and the timeline corresponds with the long historical periods which shaped the world's economy. In the second chapter, the goal was to explore how the discourses of globalization and neoliberalism influence the operations of the higher education institutions in Sri Lanka, and how it influences English Language Teaching (ELT) practice. The pedagogical rationale, which is the third chapter, presents the justifications for the choice of pedagogical strategies in terms of the content, tasks, assessment and classroom implementation. Finally, as appendices, a full syllabus, semester long schedule and four writing tasks are presented as the proposed reading/writing course for Sri Lankan undergraduates.

Globalization Of Language And Culture In Asia

Author: Viniti Vaish
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 144112957X
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The impact of globalization processes on language is an emergent field in sociolinguistics. To date there has not been an in-depth look at this in Asia, although Asia includes the two most populous globalizing economies of the world, India and China. Covering the major themes in the field of globalization and language, this book will take a look at topics such as English emerging as the medium of instruction for subjects like mathematics and science. Another theme is the rise of Mandarin as a potentially 'global' language networking the Chinese diaspora. The cultural contexts of Asia, specifically the Sinic, Hindu and Islamic civililizations give the processes of globalization and language a unique dimension. This book is suitable for researchers and postgraduate students in all fields of sociolinguistic enquiry.

Current Index To Journals In Education Semi Annual Cumulations 1988 Jan To June

Author: Oryx Press Staff
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Linguistics And Language Behavior Abstracts

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University Of Colombo Review

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Navasilu

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Teaching English As A Second Language Second Edition

Author: MANISH A. VYAS
Editor: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120351525
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English Language Teaching (ELT), especially English as a Second Language (ESL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL), has been witnessing unprecedented changes in curriculum, teaching methodology, and the application of learning theories. This has created a demand for teachers who can teach English to learners of varied cultural, socio-economic and psychological backgrounds. The book, in its second edition, continues to discuss the modern trends, innovations, as well as the difficulties and challenges in teaching and learning ESL in a non-native context. The book, with contributions from many experts (each one specializing in a particular field) from countries such as UK, USA, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nigeria, Sri Lanka, China, and Japan, provides new methods, strategies and application-oriented solutions to overcome the problems in a practical way. The book deals with all topics pertinent to English as a Second Language or English for the non-native speakers, and these are further reinforced by a large number of examples and quotations from different sources. The new edition comes along with thoroughly improvised chapters on Narrative Inquiry for Teacher Development (Chapter 13) and Mass Media, Language Attitudes and Language Interaction Phenomena (Chapter 23): to provide an insight on the innovative approaches in Teacher training and in classrooms, and new approaches and changing language dimensions in the world of media, and in general. What distinguishes the text is its focus on modern innovations and use of technology in ELT/CLT (Communicative Language Teaching). Postgraduate Students of English, teachers, teacher-trainees (B.Ed./M.A. Education/M.Ed.), and teacher-educators who are concerned with teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) should find this book immensely helpful.a

Access To Uk Higher Education

Author: British Council
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This is the second edition of this reference guide for anyone involved with, or interested in, opportunities for overseas students to study in the United Kingdom. Compiled from the latest data provided by state sector further and higher education institutions and accredited independent institutions, this book gives detailed information about the education and training facilities available in the UK to overseas students.

The Annual Report

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The Education Index

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British Education Index

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Current Index To Journals In Education

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The Handbook Of Asian Englishes

Author: Kingsley Bolton
Editor: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118791800
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The first volume of its kind, focusing on the sociolinguistic and socio-political issues surrounding Asian Englishes The Handbook of Asian Englishes provides wide-ranging coverage of the historical and cultural context, contemporary dynamics, and linguistic features of English in use throughout the Asian region. This first-of-its-kind volume offers a wide-ranging exploration of the English language throughout nations in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and East Asia. Contributions by a team of internationally-recognized linguists and scholars of Asian Englishes and Asian languages survey existing works and review new and emerging areas of research in the field. Edited by internationally renowned scholars in the field and structured in four parts, this Handbook explores the status and functions of English in the educational institutions, legal systems, media, popular cultures, and religions of diverse Asian societies. In addition to examining nation-specific topics, this comprehensive volume presents articles exploring pan-Asian issues such as English in Asian schools and universities, English and language policies in the Asian region, and the statistics of English across Asia. Up-to-date research addresses the impact of English as an Asian lingua franca, globalization and Asian Englishes, the dynamics of multilingualism, and more. Examines linguistic history, contemporary linguistic issues, and English in the Outer and Expanding Circles of Asia Focuses on the rapidly-growing complexities of English throughout Asia Includes reviews of the new frontiers of research in Asian Englishes, including the impact of globalization and popular culture Presents an innovative survey of Asian Englishes in one comprehensive volume Serving as an important contribution to fields such as contact linguistics, World Englishes, sociolinguistics, and Asian language studies, The Handbook of Asian Englishes is an invaluable reference resource for undergraduate and graduate students, researchers, and instructors across these areas.

Reframing English Education In Asia

Author: Evelyn Doman
Editor: American Academic Press
ISBN: 1631817299
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English language teaching (ELT) has changed dramatically over the past decade in Asia, an area of the world where English is taught as a foreign language, rather than a second language. A drastic movement has been made from the traditional Grammar-Translation Method to more communicative approaches to teaching and learning, such as project-based and task-based learning. In this book, the authors outline the development of ELT in Asia in the past decade in the wider context of educational reform in the region which puts greater value on the acquisition of English and in student-centered classrooms. Given the growing importance of English and the enormous energy and enthusiasm in the region for learning the language in both formal and informal contexts, ELT will continue to flourish. University and secondary school teachers and researchers from five different Asian countries share methodologies and innovative programs that they have found to be successful in their classrooms, including ideas for technology-enhanced language learning. This volume offers insight into the daily academic lives of secondary and university English language classrooms across the region and shows how English is currently being reframed in this vibrant region.