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Creativity and Innovations in ELT Materials Development Looking Beyond the Current Design

Edited by: Dat Bao | Hardback | 9781783099696

This book brings together renowned scholars and new voices to challenge current practices in ELT materials design in order to work towards optimal learning conditions. It proposes ideas and principles to improve second language task design through novel resources such as drama, poetry, literature and online resources; and it maps out a number of unusual connections between theory and practice in the field of ELT materials development.…

The Multilingual Citizen Towards a Politics of Language for Agency and Change

Edited by: Lisa Lim, Christopher Stroud, Lionel Wee | Paperback | 9781783099641

In this ground-breaking collection of essays, the editors and authors develop the idea of Linguistic Citizenship. This notion highlights the importance of practices whereby vulnerable speakers themselves exercise control over their languages, and draws attention to the ways in which alternative voices can be inserted into processes and structures that otherwise alienate those they were designed to support.…

Representations of the World in Language Textbooks

Author: Karen Risager | Paperback | 9781783099542

This book presents a new and comprehensive framework for the analysis of representations of culture, society and the world in textbooks for foreign and second language learning. The framework is transferable to other kinds of learning materials and to other subjects.…

Language Teacher Psychology

Edited by: Sarah Mercer, Achilleas Kostoulas | Paperback | 9781783099443

To date, the majority of work in language learning psychology has focused on the learner. In contrast, relatively little attention has been paid to teacher psychology.…

Dialogues with Ethnography Notes on Classics, and How I Read Them

Author: Jan Blommaert | Paperback | 9781783099498

This book persuasively argues the case that ethnography must be viewed as a full theoretical system, rather than just as a research method. Blommaert traces the influence of his reading of classic works about ethnography on his thinking, and discusses a range of authors who have influenced the development of a theoretical system of ethnography, or whose work might be productively used to develop it further.…

Third Age Learners of Foreign Languages

Edited by: Danuta Gabrys-Barker | Hardback | 9781783099405

People are increasingly reaching the so-called third age, a period when seniors search for a renewed purpose to life and spend time undertaking activities that they consider motivating, such as the learning of a foreign language. The study of language learning among aging populations has become a fast-growing area of research and this book is one of the first attempts to bring together what we know about this age group and their profil…

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Judging a Book by its Cover…

We’ve been working with book cover designers Latte and Melanie Goldstein at River Design for over a year now, and we thought our readers might like to find out a little more from them about the book design process. In this post Latte answers some questions about book design and gives us an insight into his … Continue reading Judging a Book by its Cover…

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