Perspectives on Teaching English at the U.S.-Mexico Border
Perspectives on Teaching English at the U.S.-Mexico Border

Perspectives on Teaching English at the U.S.-Mexico Border

ELT in Context Series

FOREIGN LANGUAGE STUDY

60 Pages, 7 x 10

Formats: Paperback

Paperback, $20.95 (US $20.95) (CA $28.95)

Publication Date: January 2015

ISBN 9781942223535

Price: $20.95
 
 

Overview

The U.S.-Mexico border crossing has become an area of study in its own right. However, very few current books focus on language and linguistic factors. Perspectives on Teaching English at the U.S.-Mexico Border adds knowledge, understanding, and insight not only to the field of TESOL, but to other fields as well. Dr. Urzua notes: "Much can be learned from exploring English language teaching at institutions of higher education located in the borderlands, especially in terms of understanding the effects of national and regional educational policies on both sides of the border, the impact of such policies on English language learners, and how issues associated with transnationalism may affect English language teaching."

Author Biography

Alfredo Urzúa holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics (Northern Arizona University) and an MA in TESOL (UCLA). He has worked as a second language teacher educator, researcher, and language program coordinator in Mexico and the United States. He is currently Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at San Diego State University.