Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Global Scope and Politics of ELT: Critiquing Current Policies and Programs

  3. Goals and Focus of the ELT Program: Problematizing Content and Pedagogy

  4. Assessment and Evaluation in ELT: Shifting Paradigms and Practices

  5. The Learner and the Learning Environment: Creating New Communities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 571-571
    2. Marianne Nikolov, Jelena Mihaljević Djigunović
      Pages 577-599
    3. David M. Palfreyman, Philip Benson
      Pages 661-681
    4. Zoltán Dörnyei, Christine Muir
      Pages 719-736
    5. Steve Walsh, Olcay Sert
      Pages 737-755
    6. Michael W. Marek, Wen-Chi Vivian Wu
      Pages 757-777
  6. Constructs of Language in ELT: Breaking the Boundaries

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 779-779
    2. David Deterding, Christine Lewis
      Pages 785-798
    3. Samuel Barclay, Norbert Schmitt
      Pages 799-819

About this book


The Second Handbook of English Language Teaching provides a comprehensive examination of policy, practice, research and theory related to English language teaching in international contexts. Over 70 chapters focus on the research foundation for best practices, frameworks for policy decisions, and areas of consensus and controversy in second-language acquisition and pedagogy. In countries around the globe, English has become the second language taught most frequently and intensively. In many countries, particularly in Asia, government policies have made English a part of the curriculum from primary school on. Demand for English teaching by parents and adult learners is fueled by the desire to increase economic competitiveness, globalization of the workforce, immigration, and a move toward lifelong learning. Immigration has led to an increased demand for English-language teaching even in countries where English is the dominant language.


english as a second language english language identity english language learners english language teaching language policy and english language teachers professional development

Editors and affiliations

  • Xuesong Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.University of New South WalesSydneyAustralia

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