This book explores the ideologies, policies, and practices of English language education around the world today. It shows the ways in which ideology is a constituent part of the social realities of English language teaching (ELT) and how ELT policies and practices are shaped by ideological positions that privilege some participants and marginalize others.

Each chapter considers the multiple ideologies underlying the thinking and actions of different members of society about ELT and how these inform overt and covert policies at the national level and beyond. They examine the implications of investigating ELT ideologies and policies for advancing socio-political understandings of practical aspects such as instruction, materials, assessment, and teacher education in the field.

Introducing new persepctives on the theory and practice of language teaching today, this book is ideal reading for researchers and postgraduate students interested in applied linguistics and language education, faculty members of higher education institutions, English language teachers, and policy makers and planners.

chapter 1|17 pages

Whose English(es)?

Naming and boundary-drawing as language-ideological practices in the global English debate
ByAndrew Sewell

chapter 2|17 pages

Policies of English language teaching as part of the global “war of ideas”

BySeyyed-Abdolhamid Mirhosseini, Shiva Babu

chapter 3|18 pages

The English literature classroom as a site of ideological contestation

ByBrenton Doecke, John Yandell

chapter 4|16 pages

Equal chances for all Namibians through English?

Language ideology and its consequences in the multilingual classroom
ByHelene Steigertahl

chapter 5|16 pages

“Make yourself look as White as possible!”

Navigating privilege in English language teaching in South Korea; an autoethnography
ByJennifer Burton

chapter 6|17 pages

Identity as/in language policy

Negotiating the bounds of equipping “global human resources” in Japanese university-level (language) education
ByNathanael Rudolph

chapter 8|18 pages

The glotopolítica of English teaching to Latinx students in the US

ByOfelia García, Lara Alonso

chapter |11 pages

Ideology in language policy and educational practice

An afterword
ByAnthony J. Liddicoat