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Language Learning in Anglophone Countries

Challenges, Practices, Ways Forward

Editors: Lanvers, Ursula, Thompson, Amy S., East, Martin (Eds.)

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  • Proposes a sociolinguistic, socio-cultural and socio-political approach to language learning
  • Discusses similarities and differences between Northern Europe, the Americas and Australasia
  • Covers a broad range of education sectors, including primary, secondary and tertiary settings
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This edited book focuses on the state of language learning in Anglophone countries and brings together international research from a wide range of educational settings.  Taking a contextual perspective on the language learning crisis currently facing Anglophone countries, the authors examine systemic challenges, real-world practices, and broader cultural trends that have an impact on the uptake of modern foreign languages in different Anglophone settings. This book will be of interest to scholars working in applied linguistics and language education, particularly those with a focus on educational policy and Global English. 

About the authors

Ursula Lanvers is Associate Professor for Language Education at the University of York, UK. She has published widely on language education policy, language learner motivation, language education theory, attitudes and language learner beliefs, and English Medium Instruction. 

Amy S. Thompson is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Department Chair of the Department of World Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics at West Virginia University, USA. Her teaching experience includes a range of theoretical and methodological courses in applied linguistics. 

Martin East is Professor of Language Education in the School of Cultures, Languages and Linguistics, Faculty of Arts, at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, where he primarily teaches courses in language teaching and learning. 



Table of contents (25 chapters)

Table of contents (25 chapters)
  • Introduction: Is Language Learning in Anglophone Countries in Crisis?

    Pages 1-15

    Lanvers, Ursula (et al.)

  • Language Learning in New Zealand’s Schools: Enticing Opportunities and Enduring Constraints

    Pages 19-36

    East, Martin

  • The Place of Foreign Languages in the Irish Education System: Towards a More Strategic Approach

    Pages 37-52

    Bruen, Jennifer

  • English Monolingualism in Canada: A Critical Analysis of Language Ideologies

    Pages 53-70

    Sterzuk, Andrea (et al.)

  • Shifting Ideologies: The Seal of Biliteracy in the United States

    Pages 71-88

    Hancock, Charlotte R. (et al.)

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eBook $119.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-56654-8
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $159.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Language Learning in Anglophone Countries
Book Subtitle
Challenges, Practices, Ways Forward
Editors
  • Ursula Lanvers
  • Amy S. Thompson
  • Martin East
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-56654-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-56654-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-56653-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXIV, 516
Number of Illustrations
24 b/w illustrations
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