Reconceptualizing English Education in a Multilingual Society

English in the Philippines

  • Isabel Pefianco Martin

Part of the English Language Education book series (ELED, volume 13)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. English: Policy, Ideology, and Identity

  4. Teaching English, Teaching in English

  5. Synthesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211

About this book


This book brings together chapters that describe, investigate, and analyze the place of English in education in multilingual Philippines. Unlike most studies on languages in education, which take a neutral, de-contextualized stance, this volume take a pluricentric view of the English language by positioning it in relation to its varieties, as well as to other languages in the country. Because of the changing realities of English in the Philippines, traditional assumptions about the language as monolithic and unchanging, as well as about how it should be taught and learned, need to be revisited and re-conceptualized.


English in the Philippines English language education English language learning English language teaching Language planning and policy Multilingual education Philippine Language Education Second language acquisition Second language learning multilingual society

Editors and affiliations

  • Isabel Pefianco Martin
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of EnglishAteneo de Manila UniversityQuezon CityPhilippines

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-7526-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-7528-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2213-6967
  • Series Online ISSN 2213-6975
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