Important Tasks of English Education: Asia-wide and Beyond

| September 30, 2005
Important Tasks of English Education: Asia-wide and Beyond

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David Nunan
University of Hong Kong

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Professor David Nunan is Director of the English Centre and Professor of Applied Linguistics at the University of Hong Kong. He has worked as an ESL/EFL teacher, researcher, curriculum developer, and materials writer in many parts of the world, including Australia, Oman, Japan, Singapore, Thailand, and the UK.

Professor Nunan has published books on language teaching curriculum development, discourse analysis, second language teacher education, language teaching methodology, and research methods in applied linguistics.

Dr. Nunan is on the Advisory Board of the Asian EFL Journal.

We need to look deeply at times into the specific needs of learners in Asia and the Pacific region who we cannot forget are still very much living in local contexts -not only an evidently increasingly global one. That being said, there is much to learn from these studies that can be borrowed and lent across a number of frontiers. Further, it is evident that we must not exclude research into second language learning because of it its geographical or cultural source. That has to underlay an important part of the integrity of research and this book is very much devoted to that principle.

See pages: 5 – 8

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