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English Language Teaching through the Lens of Experience

The focus of this volume in our ongoing series has shifted from the technological advances that were the topic of numerous papers in the previous book to more rigorous and empirical research, especially in the linguistics and methodology section. While the former is represented by the majority of papers, methodology still manages to surprise with new findings in often-overlooked areas, such as how to address students with impairments in English Language Teaching (ELT), the use of gesture, and the development of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). The linguistics section starts out with a look at academic English as a lingua franca (ELF) practices, native and non-native English varieties and ELT, pragmatic markers and hedging, and corpora. The compact literary section correlates with the diversity inherent in the field and concerns ethnic writing, indigenous storytelling, animality and elaborations on postmodernist fiction.

As such, this collection of research papers will bring topics and approaches to the attention of a wide spectrum of practitioners as both an impetus and inspiration.


Christoph Haase is a Researcher and Lecturer in English Language and Linguistics. With a background in the natural sciences and in English and German linguistics, he is primarily interested in morphosyntactic phenomena of temporality and causation from a cognitive perspective. His other research interests are in first and second language acquisition, English language teaching, and corpus studies in the field of English for academic purposes. After 10 years at German universities, he has made the English Department at the University of J. E. Purkyně, Czech Republic, his academic home.

Natalia Orlova is the Head of the Department of English and Associate Professor of TEFL at the Faculty of Education, University of J. E. Purkyně, Czech Republic. She has also worked at Herzen State Pedagogical University in Saint-Petersburg, Russia, and is the co-author of a number of textbooks for school and university students. Her main research interests include ways of developing pre-service EFL teachers’ professional competence and cross-cultural issues.

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ISBN: 1-5275-3718-8

ISBN13: 978-1-5275-3718-7

Release Date: 14th August 2019

Pages: 333

Price: £64.99

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