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Trends and Developments for the Future of Language Education in Higher Education

Trends and Developments for the Future of Language Education in Higher Education
Author(s)/Editor(s): Catherine Hua Xiang (London School of Economics and Political Science, UK)
Copyright: ©2022
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-7226-9
ISBN13: 9781799872269
ISBN10: 1799872262
EISBN13: 9781799872283

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Language education tends to require more face-to-face interaction and longer hours of both teaching and learning. The challenges of ensuring the future and development of the discipline, especially after a time of crisis, is equally unprecedented. A comprehensive overview of the global picture of best practices as well as research in recent times are needed in the field of language education, particularly in higher education settings. The changing nature of language education in terms of its policy, curriculum design, methodology, and innovation is an essential discussion to advance the field. It is critical to explore how a more collaborative, global, and interdisciplinary mindset, as well as technologically driven approaches have emerged through recent years and how it will continue to shape the future development in the field.

Trends and Developments for the Future of Language Education in Higher Education captures the current trends and ongoing development within language education through a global picture of the best practices as well as the latest research on language education in higher education settings. The chapters cover changes in policy, curriculum design, methodology, and innovation in the modern language education landscape. While focusing on the current situation of language education and the changes that it has been undergoing, this book also provides information on future development and the overall outlook of language education. This book is ideal for teachers, instructional designers, curricula developers, inservice and preservice teachers, administrators, teacher educators, practitioners, researchers, academicians, and students looking for an overview of the current position of language education in higher education.



Author's/Editor's Biography

Catherine Xiang (Ed.)
Catherine Hua Xiang works in the Language Centre at the London School of Economics. Her major research interest is in the field of applied linguistics, cross-cultural communication and pragmatics. Her PhD research looks into speech acts; particularly, it explores the linguistic and cultural differences in apology strategies used in UK and China. She is also interested in teaching material development in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language and is the author of 'Mastering Chinese' - a textbook for complete beginners of Mandarin Chinese. She is currently researching the implications of e-learning in foreign language teaching and learning.

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