ELT in a Changing World: Innovative Approaches to New Challenges
A novel ELT resource for language specialists and teachers across the world, this selection of papers is a collection of the most compelling and innovative ideas presented at a seminar hosted by the Centre of English Language, Aga Khan University, Pakistan, in January 2011, entitled ‘ELT in a Changing World: Innovative Approaches to New Challenges’.
The book is divided into three sections, the first of which is ‘Global change and language learning’. This section offers a guided tour of language teaching evolution, highlighting the merits of enhanced language awareness, self-immersive and input/output-based learning, and innovative pedagogical interventions.
Section Two, ‘Developments in Second Language theory and practice in Pakistan’, reveals the findings of the latest research conducted in Pakistan on language policy scholarship, the development of traditional and e-learning environments, the relationship between language learning and immigration opportunities, and the impact of language ideologies on individual identities.
Section Three, ‘Learning innovations’, discusses the need for change and fresh approaches to English language education, and highlights the efforts made within the context of Pakistan to ensure the successful implementation of holistic, needs-based and socially driven curricula.
Highly readable and virtually jargon free, the book will prove to be an excellent resource for those seeking up-to-date information on the teaching of English in Pakistan and other related parts of the developing world today.
Ms Azra Ahmed is an Assistant Professor at AKU-IED Centre of English Language, Aga Khan University. She has co-edited English and Empowerment in the Developing World and Teaching English in Multilingual Contexts: Current Challenges, Future Directions. Her area of specialisation is e-learning in the context of Pakistan. Her areas of interest include online language education, educational research, and materials development.
Ms Mehnaz Hanzala, a Senior Instructor at the Centre of English Language, Aga Khan University, holds a Masters in English Linguistics from the University of Karachi. She was awarded a silver medal by the Society of Pakistan English Language Teachers for receiving a Certificate of Merit in the ICELT course from the University of Cambridge, UK. She has also co-edited Teaching English in Multilingual Contexts: Current Challenges, Future Directions.
Ms Faiza Saleem, a Senior Instructor at the Centre of English Language, Aga Khan University, holds a Master’s degree in English Linguistics and Literature from the University of Karachi. Ms Saleem completed her online training at Trinity College, UK and Consultants-E, Spain. Her areas of interest include e-learning, and ELT materials development.
Dr Graeme Cane, currently Deputy Director for Training, Research, Assessment and Consultancy at the SEAMEO Regional Language Centre in Singapore, has taught linguistics and literature at universities in a number of developing countries across the world. Dr Cane has written on English linguistics and language in international journals and is currently interested in ways of developing ESL learners’ language awareness.
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