International Perspectives on English Language Teaching

International Perspectives on Teaching English in Difficult Circumstances

Contexts, Challenges and Possibilities

Editors: Kuchah, Kuchah, Shamim, Fauzia (Eds.)

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  • Enhances an understanding of the socio-cultural, economic and political relationships that underpin ELT in otherwise under-privileged circumstances
  • Offers a practitioner and research-based perspective on ELT and teacher education in difficult circumstances
  • Provides valuable insights for practitioners, teacher educators and policy makers
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This book offers a holistic practitioner and research-based perspective on English Language Teaching and teacher education in difficult circumstances. In addition to extending the current conceptualization of ‘difficult circumstances’ in ELT to include the broader policy issues that may affect ELT in low-to-mid income countries, the book focuses on the challenges faced by practitioners and learners in contexts of confinement, conflict and special education. The chapters in this collection examine the challenges and problems that emerge from the complex current ELT environment, and present examples of contextualized inquiry-based strategies and interventions to address these challenges. Underlining the need to extend the boundaries of the discipline of ELT to include teaching-learning in less privileged contexts, this wide-ranging volume will appeal to students, scholars and practitioners of English Language Teaching.

About the authors

Kuchah Kuchah is Assistant Professor at the University of Bath, UK. He has been involved teacher education and material development projects in sub-Saharan Africa and Europe and has published widely on ELT in challenging circumstances and was recently recognized as one of TESOL International Association’s “30 upcoming leaders” in the field.
Fauzia Shamim is Professor at the English Language Center, Taibah University, Saudi Arabia. She previously headed the Department of English at the University of Karachi, Pakistan. She has trained English language teachers in a variety of settings and countries, and is a founder member of SPELT (Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers).

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“Despite the pioneering work of Hywel Coleman (one of the contributors to this volume) and others, the teaching of English in difficult circumstances has been largely overlooked in Western and Western-oriented academic contexts. With the present global flow and forced displacement of millions of individuals, the need to (re)define the notion of ‘difficult circumstances’, articulating the problems created by these circumstances, and finding solutions to these problem,  has never been more pressing.  Edited by two highly-experienced, and respected scholars, this volume seeks to place the teaching of English in difficult circumstances squarely on the political, pedagogical and academic agenda.” (David Nunan, Professor Emeritus, University of Hong Kong)

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Teaching English in Difficult Circumstances: Setting the Scene

    Pages 1-25

    Kuchah, Kuchah

  • An Almost Invisible ‘Difficult Circumstance’: The Large Class

    Pages 29-48

    Coleman, Hywel

  • Translanguaging as a Pedagogical Resource in English Language Teaching: A Response to Unplanned Language Education Policies in Nepal

    Pages 49-70

    Phyak, Prem

  • Promoting Learner Engagement in a Large University-Level ESL Class in Pakistan

    Pages 73-88

    Khurram, Bushra Ahmed

  • ‘We Learn from Simple Way but Big Big Thing’: Promoting Learner Autonomy in Large Under-Resourced Classes

    Pages 89-108

    Gautam, Ganga Ram (et al.)

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Hardcover $99.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
International Perspectives on Teaching English in Difficult Circumstances
Book Subtitle
Contexts, Challenges and Possibilities
Editors
  • Kuchah Kuchah
  • Fauzia Shamim
Series Title
International Perspectives on English Language Teaching
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-53104-9
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-53104-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-53103-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 259
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