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Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching

The Case of China

  • Hayo Reinders
  • David Nunan
  • Bin Zou

Benefits

  • Analyses the impetus for educational changes in China

  • Draws on first-hand experience for a comprehensive insight into innovation in language education in China

  • Offers insight into changes in language learning that can be implemented elsewhere

Book

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. David Nunan, Hayo Reinders, Bin Zou
    Pages 1-16
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 329-332

About this book

Introduction

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.

Keywords

language education education reform chinese identity in china innovation in languages languages in china teaching in china english in china

Editors and affiliations

  • Hayo Reinders
    • 1
  • David Nunan
    • 2
  • Bin Zou
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of EducationUnitec Institute of TechnologyAucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.University of Hong KongPokfulamHong Kong
  3. 3.Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool UniversitySuzhouChina

About the editors

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 he 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.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Innovation in Language Learning and Teaching
  • Book Subtitle The Case of China
  • Editors Hayo Reinders
    David Nunan
    Bin Zou
  • Series Title New Language Learning and Teaching Environments
  • Series Abbreviated Title New Language Learning and Teaching Environments
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-60092-9
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-1-137-60091-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-349-93836-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-137-60092-9
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 332
  • Number of Illustrations 7 b/w illustrations, 1 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Applied Linguistics
    Language Education
    Language Teaching
    Chinese
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Reviews

“This book’s up-to-date, consolidated, and comprehensive exposition of empirical studies in pedagogy and its suggestions on EFL educational innovation in China will certainly appeal to researchers, practitioners, and policymakers.” (Yuehai Xiao, Yunzhuo Ma and Wenting Chan, Australian Review of Applied Linguistics, Vol. 44 (1), 2021)