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Extramural English in Teaching and Learning

From Theory and Research to Practice

Benefits

  • Compares the extramural, out-of-school, informal learning of English with intramural, in-school, formal learning of the English languag

  • Encourages teachers to think about ways to bring extramural English learning into mainstream education at the primary and secondary levels

  • Investigates ways in which learners successfully access resources for foreign language development outside class

Book

Part of the New Language Learning and Teaching Environments book series (NLLTE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiii
  2. From Practice to Theory and Research

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pia Sundqvist, Liss Kerstin Sylvén
      Pages 3-17
    3. Pia Sundqvist, Liss Kerstin Sylvén
      Pages 19-41
    4. Pia Sundqvist, Liss Kerstin Sylvén
      Pages 43-73
    5. Pia Sundqvist, Liss Kerstin Sylvén
      Pages 75-111
    6. Pia Sundqvist, Liss Kerstin Sylvén
      Pages 113-150
  3. From Theory and Research to Practice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Pia Sundqvist, Liss Kerstin Sylvén
      Pages 153-178
    3. Pia Sundqvist, Liss Kerstin Sylvén
      Pages 179-213
    4. Pia Sundqvist, Liss Kerstin Sylvén
      Pages 215-225
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 227-298

About this book

Introduction

This book is unique in bringing together theory, research, and practice about English encountered outside the classroom – extramural English – and how it affects teaching and learning. The book investigates ways in which learners successfully develop their language skills through extramural English and provides tools for teachers to make use of free time activities in primary and secondary education. The authors demonstrate that learning from involvement in extramural English activities tends to be incidental and is currently underutilized in classroom work. A distinctive strength is that this volume is grounded in theory, builds on results from empirical studies, and manages to link theory and research with practice in a reader-friendly way. Teacher-educators, teachers and researchers of English as a foreign language and teachers of English as a second language across the globe will find this book useful in developing their use of extramural English activities as tools for language learning.

Pia Sundqvist is Associate Professor of English at Karlstad University, Sweden, where she obtained her PhD in English Linguistics. Her research interests are extramural English language learning, computer-assisted language learning (especially gaming), L2 vocabulary acquisition, and assessment of L2 oral proficiency, with a focus on primary and secondary school learners.
Liss Kerstin Sylvén is Associate Professor of Language Education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she obtained her PhD in English Linguistics. Her research interests are extramural English language learning, content and language integrated learning (CLIL), L2 vocabulary acquisition, language learning motivation, and individual differences.

Keywords

Second language acquisition incidental learning informal learning teaching methodology teacher education gaming

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Karlstad UniversityKarlstadSweden
  2. 2.University of GothenburgGöteborgSweden

About the authors

Pia Sundqvist is Associate Professor of English at Karlstad University, Sweden, where she obtained her PhD in English Linguistics. Her research interests are extramural English language learning, computer-assisted language learning (especially gaming), L2 vocabulary acquisition, and assessment of L2 oral proficiency, with a focus on primary and secondary school learners.

Liss Kerstin Sylvén is Associate Professor of Language Education at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, where she obtained her PhD in English Linguistics. Her research interests are extramural English language learning, content and language integrated learning (CLIL), L2 vocabulary acquisition, language learning motivation, and individual differences.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Extramural English in Teaching and Learning
  • Book Subtitle From Theory and Research to Practice
  • Authors Pia Sundqvist
    Liss Kerstin Sylvén
  • Series Title New Language Learning and Teaching Environments
  • Series Abbreviated Title New Language Learning and Teaching Environments
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-46048-6
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-46046-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-137-46047-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-46048-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIII, 298
  • Number of Illustrations 16 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics English
    Applied Linguistics
    Language Teaching
    Language Education
    Learning & Instruction
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Reviews

“It is no simple task to write a handbook on a burgeoning research field such as EE that caters to all categories of readers, and on balance, Sundqvist and Sylvén succeed in contributing to the field of ELT by making a case for putting learners’ engagement with English outside school (EE) high on the pedagogical agenda, and by suggesting viable ways of equpping teachers and learners to use EE as an educational resource.” (Per Snoder, ELT journal, Vol. 73 (1), January, 2019)