New Language Learning and Teaching Environments

Extramural English in Teaching and Learning

From Theory and Research to Practice

Authors: Sundqvist, Pia, Sylvén, Liss Kerstin

  • Compares the extramural, out-of-school, informal learning of English with intramural, in-school, formal learning of the English languag
  • Encourages teachers to think about ways to bring extramural English learning into mainstream education at the primary and secondary levels
  • Investigates ways in which learners successfully access resources for foreign language development outside class
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About this book

This book is unique in bringing together theory, research, and practice about English encountered outside the classroom – extramural English – and how it affects teaching and learning. The book investigates ways in which learners successfully develop their language skills through extramural English and provides tools for teachers to make use of free time activities in primary and secondary education. The authors demonstrate that learning from involvement in extramural English activities tends to be incidental and is currently underutilized in classroom work. A distinctive strength is that this volume is grounded in theory, builds on results from empirical studies, and manages to link theory and research with practice in a reader-friendly way. Teacher-educators, teachers and researchers of English as a foreign language and teachers of English as a second language across the globe will find this book useful in developing their use of extramural English activities as tools for language learning.

About the authors

Pia Sundqvist is Associate Professor of English at Karlstad University, Sweden, where she obtained her PhD in English Linguistics. Her research interests are extramural English language learning, computer-assisted language learning (especially gaming), L2 vocabulary acquisition, and assessment of L2 oral proficiency, with a focus on primary and secondary school learners.
Liss Kerstin Sylvén is Associate Professor of Language Education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she obtained her PhD in English Linguistics. Her research interests are extramural English language learning, content and language integrated learning (CLIL), L2 vocabulary acquisition, language learning motivation, and individual differences.

Reviews

“This timely and lucidly written volume represents a major theoretical and pedagogical step forward for English language teaching, one that unites the vibrancy and authenticity of living language use in the world with innovative teacher-mediated instructional practice.” (Steven L. Thorne, Associate Professor, Portland State University, USA)

“Connecting practice to theory and research, this book is wonderfully useful to anyone who wishes to un-tap the vast potential of Extramural English (EE) in L2 English learning and teaching in an increasingly globalized digital world. The authors have provided numerous practical examples to illustrate how this can be done while providing theoretically based principles. Highly recommended.” (Angel Lin, Professor, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Sundqvist, Pia (et al.)

    Pages 3-17

  • Global and Extramural English: Classroom Challenges

    Sundqvist, Pia (et al.)

    Pages 19-41

  • English in Schools from Various National Perspectives

    Sundqvist, Pia (et al.)

    Pages 43-73

  • Age, Motivation, and Theories of L2 Learning

    Sundqvist, Pia (et al.)

    Pages 75-111

  • Evidence from Extramural English Informing English Language Teaching

    Sundqvist, Pia (et al.)

    Pages 113-150

Buy this book

eBook £55.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-46048-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover £69.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-46047-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Extramural English in Teaching and Learning
Book Subtitle
From Theory and Research to Practice
Authors
Series Title
New Language Learning and Teaching Environments
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-46048-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-46048-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-137-46047-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 298
Number of Illustrations and Tables
16 b/w illustrations
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