The seventh and latest volume in the TIRF-Routledge “Global Research on Teaching and Learning English” series is now available! Co-edited by Ryan Damerow, TIRF’s Chief Operating Officer, and Dr. Kathi Bailey, TIRF President, Chinese-Speaking Learners of English: Research, Theory, and Practice is now available for purchase online.
The book features chapters with original research written by internationally recognized scholars and TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant awardees. The volume addresses the crucial and growing need for research-based conversations on the contexts, environments, goals, and measures of success for Chinese-speaking learners of English. It includes sections on language assessment, perceptions in university contexts, and technology, especially in relation to young learners, in order to promote in-depth discussion of the teaching and learning of English for native speakers of Chinese.
The volume’s 13 research-based chapters discuss topics such as the impact and implications of using emerging assessment tools; the increase in English for Specific Purposes (ESP) courses; academic speaking and writing; and teaching in an online or hybrid environment. Throughout the book, the authors draw on their knowledge of their multiple contexts, as well as their learners’ needs and goals.
TIRF remains grateful to all the authors featured in this volume for agreeing to forego receiving any royalties related to the sales of this book. Any royalties earned from this publication will be directed to TIRF, which will, in turn, use the funding to further its mission.