Contemporary Research in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning
This volume is focused on the teaching and acquisition of language for special, professional or general purposes, as well as the needs and challenges associated with foreign language pedagogy in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) or, more generally, Language for Specific Purposes (LSP). It presents innovative methodology and technology-integrated approaches that will serve to benefit teacher development and assist language practitioners in enhancing student investment and motivation. A pragmatic tool for utilization at the local level, this collection provides an international panorama of language pedagogy that is of great use to both junior and senior researchers. It will also serve as a source of inspiration for future and seasoned language practitioners and in-service teacher educators.
Dana Di Pardo Léon-Henri completed her PhD in Applied Linguistics at the University of La Sorbonne, Paris. She is tenured Associate Professor at the University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, France, where she teaches English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Her research is focused on ESP, foreign language teaching and acquisition, pedagogy and didactics, evaluation, artificial intelligence and diagnostic assessment, language policy and professional skills development at the higher education level. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals and volumes, and has been presented at a number of academic conferences abroad.
Dr Bhawana Jain completed her PhD in English at the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis, France. Her research focuses on interculturality, migration and English for Specific Purposes (ESP). Her publications include several book chapters and journal articles, in addition to the paper “Role Play: A Practical Way to Teach Intercultural Communication” in Recherche et pratiques pédagogiques en langues de spécialité (with Dana Di Pardo Léon-Henri, 2017). She has previously taught at the University of Delhi and at the University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne. She is currently teaching at the University of Picardie Jules Verne, France.
"[This] book is not only interesting, but extremely useful. It offers a clear synthesis of the needs and challenges associated with ESP and LSP while giving language practitioners a source of innovative approaches and materials to be implemented in their classrooms. The international nature of the scholars who contributed to this volume also provides a variety of outlooks on foreign language learning and teaching in today’s global society."
Anne-Laure Dubrac, Des causes multifactorielles à l’origine des situations d’enseignement innovantes en Lansad
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