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Educational Bilingualism

New Language Pedagogy

Editor(s): Natalia A. Gunina, Radislav P. Millrood
Contributors: Tatiana Mordovina, Andrey Druzhinin, Ekaterina A Vashurina, Ekaterina A Vashurina, Anna Prokhorova, Anna Prokhorova,

Book Description

This volume focuses on the recent trend in English language pedagogy of “educational bilingualism”, that is, teaching English language, contents and cultures in bilingual lessons. It draws on the critical revision of the monolingual tradition of language instruction rooted in the outdated direct method once powerful at the turn of the 20th century.

The realities of education are that the English language is spreading to foreign lands, circulating alongside native tongues, functioning as a universal communication tool for multinational groups or individuals and emerging as a global language in education.

This book proves the hypothesis that in the epoch of information breakthroughs and global migration, the value of English in education lies in it being the key to innovative knowledge. This leads to its integration with the learners’ own language, providing alternative sources of information and marking cultural self-identity.


ISBN-13: 978-1-5275-3685-2
ISBN-10: 1-5275-3685-8
Date of Publication: 01/10/2019
Pages / Size: 274 / A5
Price: £61.99


Natalia A. Gunina heads the Department of International Professional Communication at Tambov State Technical University, Russia. Her research interests include teaching English for Academic Purposes and English for Specific Purposes to undergraduate and graduate students. She has published a number of articles in national journals and has also co-authored a number of course-books for students of non-linguistic majors, the most recent being English for Professional Communication (2016). She also edited the book Action Research into Teaching English in Russia’s Professional Context (2015).

Radislav P. Millrood received his EdD from Russia’s Academy of Education in Moscow, and is currently Professor in the Department of International Professional and Scientific Communication at Tambov State Technical University, Russia. His research interests embrace research and course development for age groups varying from very young learners to adults, teaching English to research students, giving training in academic writing, and producing computer simulation tools for teaching written discourse. His publications include Applied Linguistics, Language Didactics, and Language Pedagogy, and the articles “How native English speakers can be better English teachers in Russia” in The Internet TESL Journal (1998) and “The role of NLP in Teachers’ Classroom Discourse” in ELT Journal (2004), among others.