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TitleCurriculum: Foreign language learning
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Issue Date2010
PublisherElsevier
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Curriculum: Foreign language learning. In Peterson, P, Baker, E, and McGaw, B (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, v. 1, p. 428-434. Oxford: Elsevier, 2010 How to Cite?
AbstractThis article presents an overview of various issues related to curriculum in foreign language learning, and in particular focuses on learning English as a foreign language (EFL). Foreign language learning is taken to mean the learning of a language other than the learner’s first language (L1), and this language is not ordinarily used in the learner’s everyday life. Thus, foreign language learning contexts are very different from second language learning contexts, for in second language learning contexts, the language being learned is often used in the learner’s larger social context (even though it might not be always used in the learner’s immediate home or community). This distinction should not be seen as categorical, as some contexts lie in between the prototypical foreign language learning contexts and the prototypical second language learning contexts. However, as is discussed in this review, the importance of understanding the sociocultural, sociopolitical, and socioeconomic situatedness of second and foreign language learning in diverse contexts of the world has, until recently, been underrepresented in the literature.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/140955
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dc.contributor.authorLin, AMYen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-23T06:22:30Z-
dc.date.available2011-09-23T06:22:30Z-
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.citationCurriculum: Foreign language learning. In Peterson, P, Baker, E, and McGaw, B (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of Education, v. 1, p. 428-434. Oxford: Elsevier, 2010en_US
dc.identifier.isbn978-0080448930en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/140955-
dc.description.abstractThis article presents an overview of various issues related to curriculum in foreign language learning, and in particular focuses on learning English as a foreign language (EFL). Foreign language learning is taken to mean the learning of a language other than the learner’s first language (L1), and this language is not ordinarily used in the learner’s everyday life. Thus, foreign language learning contexts are very different from second language learning contexts, for in second language learning contexts, the language being learned is often used in the learner’s larger social context (even though it might not be always used in the learner’s immediate home or community). This distinction should not be seen as categorical, as some contexts lie in between the prototypical foreign language learning contexts and the prototypical second language learning contexts. However, as is discussed in this review, the importance of understanding the sociocultural, sociopolitical, and socioeconomic situatedness of second and foreign language learning in diverse contexts of the world has, until recently, been underrepresented in the literature.-
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Encyclopedia of Educationen_US
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.titleCurriculum: Foreign language learningen_US
dc.typeBook_Chapteren_US
dc.identifier.emailLin, AMY: angellin@hku.hken_US
dc.identifier.authorityLin, AMY=rp01355en_US
dc.description.naturepostprint-
dc.identifier.hkuros194770en_US
dc.identifier.volume1en_US
dc.identifier.spage428en_US
dc.identifier.epage434en_US
dc.publisher.placeOxford-

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