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Teaching English in Chile

A Study of Teacher Perceptions of their Professional Identity, Student Motivation and Pertinent Learning Contents

by Katharina Glas (Author)
Thesis 354 Pages

Summary

This book examines the relationship between learner motivation and cultural contents for the teaching of English as a Foreign Language. It takes Chile as an example of the «Expanding Circle of English», where the 21st century has brought new challenges to English teaching. After providing background information on the presence of English in Latin America and Chile, this qualitative study includes the analysis of curricular frameworks, textbooks and teacher interviews. Conclusions propose an explicit, yet critical inclusion of both motivational strategies and cultural themes into educational and curricular policies, learning materials, and teacher training.

Details

Pages
354
ISBN (PDF)
9783653030761
ISBN (Hardcover)
9783631629161
Language
English
Publication date
2013 (July)
Published
Frankfurt am Main, Berlin, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Wien, 2013. 354 pp., 9 tables, 2 graphs

Biographical notes

Katharina Glas (Author)

Katharina Glas received her PhD in English Language Teaching from the University Jena (Germany) and teaches English and Language Pedagogy at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso (Chile).

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