© 2019

English Literacy Instruction for Chinese Speakers

  • Barry Lee Reynolds
  • Mark Feng Teng


  • Offers guidance for educators and practitioners of EFL/L2 literacy at the pre-primary/primary, secondary, and university level

  • Provides practical pedagogical resources contextualized for the Greater China region

  • Considers how to apply literacy concepts in language classrooms, and discussions on language and literacy policies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxvi
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. English Literacy Instruction for Pre-primary and Primary Education

  4. English Literacy Instruction for Secondary Education

  5. English Literacy Instruction for Tertiary Education

About this book


Written with an emphasis on instruction, policy, practice, and assessment, this book focuses on English literacy at the pre-primary/primary, secondary, and university level, and discusses literacy policies in the region. An easy-to-read, solidly grounded book, it offers practical, thought provoking resources for classroom teachers and educators. It notably features explanations of key literacy skills, up-to-date research findings, and classroom applications that are contextualized for mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. This book provides pre-service and in-service teachers, English classroom practitioners, language teacher educators, literacy researchers, and students in research/teacher training programs a core set of instructional techniques on how to incorporate literacy-related ideas into English language classrooms. A valuable pedagogical resource for teaching and learning L2/EFL literacy, this book also highlights discussions on language and literacy policies and new examples of actual classroom teachers that have put English literacy instruction into practice.


L2 Literacy and Policy in Greater China EFL Literacy Assessment in China Literacy Instruction and Second Language Acquisition TESOL in China English Curriculum and Instruction in China English as a Foreign Language in China

Editors and affiliations

  • Barry Lee Reynolds
    • 1
  • Mark Feng Teng
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MacauTaipaMacao
  2. 2.Hong Kong Baptist UniversityKowloon TongHong Kong

About the editors

Barry Lee Reynolds is Assistant Professor of English Education in the Faculty of Education at the University of Macau, Macau SAR, China. His extensive list of over 50 publications includes journal articles, book chapters, book reviews, conference papers, and edited books. He has taught EGP, EAP, ESP and trained language teachers in the USA, Taiwan, and Macau.

Mark Feng Teng is a PhD candidate in Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong SAR, China. His professional interests include writing, vocabulary, and identity research. He has published over 40 articles in international flagship journals, including TESOL Quarterly, Applied Linguistics, and Language Teaching Research, among others. Currently, he is serving as a guest editor for several international journals.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title English Literacy Instruction for Chinese Speakers
  • Editors Barry Lee Reynolds
    Mark Feng Teng
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-13-6652-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-6655-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-13-6653-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXVI, 382
  • Number of Illustrations 18 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Language Teaching
    Language Policy and Planning
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