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Author Williams, Clay (Clay Hunter), author.

Title Teaching English in East Asia : a teacher's guide to Chinese, Japanese, and Korean learners / Clay H. Williams
Published Singapore : Springer imprint is published by Springer Nature, [2017]


Description 1 online resource
Series Springer texts in education, 2366-7672
Springer texts in education, 2366-7672
Contents Chapter 1 The Foreign English Teacher in East Asia -- Chapter 2 East Asian Educational Settings -- Chapter 3 East Asian Learners -- Chapter 4 Teachers in East Asia -- Chapter 5 Teaching Speaking/Listening in the East Asian Classroom -- Chapter 6 Reading English in the East Asian Classroom -- Chapter 7 Writing English in the East Asian Classroom -- Chapter 8 English Outside of the Classroom
Summary This book investigates the current EFL market in East Asia, focusing on K-12, university, and cram school English education in Japan, China, and Korea. It explores prevailing educational practices by both Asian learners and teachers of English, contrasting them with Western practices, and illuminating why Western pedagogical methods have often encountered tremendous resistance from teachers, administrators, parents, and students in the East Asian classroom context. After establishing this cultural contrast of pedagogical norms, the book presents a series of practical means for adapting Western teaching practices and philosophies to better suit the learning styles of East Asian students and the cultural context and practical realities of the East Asian classroom, offering both Western teachers working in East Asia and native East Asian teachers realistic plans for turning theory into successful practice. These plans are divided by subsections, focusing on the linguistic subskills being taught: listening/speaking, reading, and writing. Each section includes two contrasting lesson plans to demonstrate how the educational theories and practices promoted by the author can often be implemented by making relatively simple changes to existing practices that incorporate a fuller understanding of how to actively assist students in developing new learning styles and behaviors
Subject English language -- Study and teaching -- East Asia
English language -- Study and teaching.
East Asia.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9789811038075