As we are striving forward towards the end of the second decade of the 21st century, a lot of changes and innovations will certainly take place in different fields, especially in English language teaching and learning. Technological advancement does play a major role in teaching and learning languages. Teaching professionals from all levels have used various strategies or methods (project-based, flipped classroom, and the like) targeting at arousing learners’ interest, increasing their motivation, and enhancing their language proficiency. They, however, often complain that despite the invention of new materials as well as devices and the employment of strategies, actual classroom teaching and learning have not really been changed and advanced. How will we face these problems?
- English Teachers’ Association-Republic of China
- Department of Applied English, Ming Chuan University
Professor Diane Pecorari, currently Head of Department of English, City University of Hong Kong, works within the area of English Applied Linguistics. Her research has investigated aspects of English for academic purposes and second-language writing, (including source use and plagiarism), and the widespread and growing phenomenon of English medium instruction.
Professor James P. Lantolf earned his Ph.D. in Linguistics The Pennsylvania State University, PA, USA in 1974. He is currently George and Jane Greer Professor Emeritus of Language Acquisition and Applied Linguistics, Director of the Center for Language Acquisition, and Co-director of Center for Advanced Language Proficiency Education and Research at this University.