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New Language Learning and Teaching Environments

Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching

The Case of the Middle East and North Africa

Editors: Reinders, H., Coombe, C., Littlejohn, A., Tafazoli, D. (Eds.)

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  • Examines the complex interplay between global and local influences on language policies, curriculum development, the implementation of new teaching methods, and the integration of technology
  • Includes examples from across the MENA region, including Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Lebanon and the United Arab Emirates
  • Brings together experiences at all levels of language education to identify the origins of change and the factors influencing its success
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This edited collection presents a study of innovation in teaching, learning, assessment and teacher development practices in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA). The thirteen research-based chapters in this collection examine recent innovations in English language teaching, drawing on classroom, administrative and learning experiences from seven of the countries in the region. The major trends analyzed across the volume include the language skills of reading and writing and the prevalence of technology and technology-enhanced instruction. It highlights that innovative teaching, learning and assessment practices that are now in place in virtually all levels of English language teaching and learning from primary school to university to adult education sectors, and reflects on possible ways forward for innovation in the field of ELT. This book will provide valuable insight for scholars of applied linguistics and practitioners working in language policy, 

About the authors

Hayo Reinders is TESOL Professor and Director of the doctoral programme at Anaheim University, USA, and Professor of Applied linguistics at KMUTT, Thailand. He is founder of the global Institute for Teacher Leadership.
Christine Coombe is Associate Professor at Dubai Men's College, UAE, and Past President of TESOL International Association (2011-2012).
Andrew Littlejohn has around 20 years’ experience of working in the Middle East, including Bahrain, Qatar and Oman and is the author of numerous books and materials on English language teaching.
Dara Tafazoli is a PhD candidate in Language and Culture at the University of Cordoba, Spain. His previous books include: Multiculturalism & Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (edited with M. Romero, 2017), and Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Technology-Enhanced Language Learning (edited with M. E. Gomez Parra & C. Huertas Abril, 2018).

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“The Middle East and North Africa, torn though it remains by political problems, and made of nations that generally support a national language (Arabic, Turkish, Persian or Hebrew) has responded to globalization by innovative programs in teaching English. This pioneering collection provides a fine picture of this important development and offers many lessons to other regions.” (Bernard Spolsky, Professor Emeritus, Bar-Ilan University, Israel)

 

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching: The Case of the MENA

    Pages 1-18

    Coombe, Christine (et al.)

  • Refugees from MENA Learning Languages: Progress, Principles and Proposals

    Pages 19-38

    Traxler, John (et al.)

  • Plugging the Gap: Supporting Primary School Teachers to Create Culturally Appropriate English Language Teaching (ELT) Materials

    Pages 39-59

    Rich, Sarah (et al.)

  • Task-Based Learning and Teaching in Egypt

    Pages 61-83

    Boraie, Deena (et al.)

  • Innovation in Writing Instruction: Towards Nurturing Confident, Motivated and Academically Honest L2 Writers

    Pages 85-107

    Esseili, Fatima

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eBook $79.99
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Hardcover $139.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching
Book Subtitle
The Case of the Middle East and North Africa
Editors
  • Hayo Reinders
  • Christine Coombe
  • Andrew Littlejohn
  • Dara Tafazoli
Series Title
New Language Learning and Teaching Environments
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-13413-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-13413-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-13412-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 285
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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