This book evaluates the origins of processes of change in language teaching in China, and the factors influencing their success. Examining diverse experiences and drawing on the perspectives of academics from the top institutions in the country, the authors analyse the complex interplay between global and local influences on language policies. Encouraging discussion of the significant education reforms that have taken place in China in recent years, this work will be of interest to students and scholars of language education, English as a Second Language and applied linguistics.
Hayo Reinders is Professor of Education and Head of Department at Unitec, New Zealand, and Dean of the Graduate School at Anaheim University, USA. His research interests include educational technology, learner autonomy, and out-of-class learning, and has published over 20 books. He is the editor of the ‘New Language Learning and Teaching Environments’ series for Palgrave Macmillan.
David Nunan is Chair of the Research Committee, Director of the MA TESOL Program and Director of the David Nunan Institute for Language Education at Anaheim University, USA. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Hong Kong, China. He has published over 100 books and articles in the areas of curriculum and materials development, classroom-based research and discourse analysis.
Bin Zou is Senior Tutor / Associate Professor at the Language Centre, Xi’an Jioatong Liverpool University, China. His research interests include English Language Teaching, Computer Assisted Language Learning and English for Academic Purposes. He is an executive committee member of the China English for Academic Purposes Association and an executive committee member of the China Computer-Assisted Language Learning Association.