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Innovations in Flipping the Language Classroom

Theories and Practices

  • Jeff Mehring
  • Adrian Leis

Table of contents

About this book


This book provides advice on flipping from a vast range of topics related to second and foreign language teaching, such as assessment, pronunciation, speaking, listening, reading, writing, and content-based language teaching. Based on insights from other professionals in the field, it helps teachers of English as a foreign language better understand the idea of a flipped classroom. The book provides examples for teachers who wish to start flipping their own classes and additional ideas for those who are already flipping.


English as a Second Language English as a foreign language flipped learning flipped classroom computer-assisted language learning Foreign language education English language education educational technology Individual instruction

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeff Mehring
    • 1
  • Adrian Leis
    • 2
  1. 1.Freelance Instructional DesignerWest BendSingapore
  2. 2.Miyagi University of EducationSendaiJapan

About the editors

Dr. Jeff Mehring is a freelance teacher trainer. He completed his doctorate in Learning Technologies in the Graduate School of Education and Psychology at Pepperdine University with the dissertation topic “An Exploratory Study of the Lived Experiences of Japanese Undergraduate EFL Students in the Flipped Classroom.” Dr. Mehring is a seasoned educator with exceptional leadership, analytical, communication, technological and organizational skills. He has over twenty years’ experience in both corporate and educational technology arenas, as well as extensive experience developing and maintaining small businesses, managing employees, and designing new curricula that incorporate 21st century learning skills.

Dr. Adrian Leis is an associate professor at Miyagi University of Education in Sendai, Japan. He completed his doctorate in Educational Informatics at Tohoku University, Japan. His doctorate focused on the effects of flipped learning on increasing output from students studying in EFL environments. He has spent 18 years teaching English at a variety of Japanese academic institutions from kindergarten to university. Adrian began flipping his classes in 2012 in order to help deaf and hard-of-hearing students integrate smoothly into regular classes. He has since published and presented on flipped learning and other areas of computer-assisted language learning, especially on the effects on student motivation in various countries, and has also conducted workshops on effective flipped learning. His research interests include computer and mobile-assisted language learning and second-language learning motivation.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovations in Flipping the Language Classroom
  • Book Subtitle Theories and Practices
  • Editors Jeffrey Mehring
    Adrian Leis
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-6967-3
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4976-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-6968-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VIII, 230
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Education
    Learning & Instruction
    Educational Technology
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