Three long-time TIRF Trustees are collaborating to compile what will be the ninth volume in the Global Research on Teaching and Learning English series, which TIRF co-publishes with Routledge (Taylor & Francis). MaryAnn Christison, Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Linguistics and the Urban Institute for Teacher Education at the University of Utah; JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall, Professor Emerita and former Director of the Language, Literacy, and Culture Ph.D. Program and Co-Director of the MA TESOL Program at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County; and Donna Christian, a Senior Fellow at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, D.C. are serving as co-editors of Research on Integrating Content and Language in Diverse Contexts (working title).

The book will present research on the practice of integrating content and language in diverse contexts where English is used as a medium of instruction for the delivery of subject matter. These contexts motivate different models of instruction and the use of diverse terminology, such as content-based instruction (CBI), sheltered instruction, two-way dual language immersion, English as a medium of instruction (EMI), and content and language integrated learning (CLIL). These research topics intersect with TIRF’s research priorities relative to English language instruction, assessment, and teacher education as they occur in diverse contexts.

As it is currently planned, the book will contain 13 chapters—three invited chapters from senior scholars with expertise in content and language integration and 10 chapters from both TIRF Doctoral Dissertation Grant (DDG) awardees and other researchers. There will also be a foreword, which will be written by an invited author, and a preface/introduction, which will be written by the editors. The aim is to organize the volume into three sections by educational level—integrating content and language in primary, secondary, and post-secondary contexts. 

Research on Integrating Content and Language in Diverse Contexts is expected to be published in March 2022. We will continue to provide updates about this volume in future newsletters and via our website.