Continuing on from the previously published Primary School English-Language Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice (Moon & Spolsky, 2012), this book compiles the proceedings which took place at the 2011 annual conference of AsiaTEFL which took place in Seoul, Korea. It surveys the current status, practices, challenges, and future directions of Secondary English education in 11 diverse countries - in Israel, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, Vietnam and China. Given the importance of secondary English education as the central feature for continuing development of target language and culture in English language teaching in Asia, each contributed chapter includes key policies, theories, and practices related to the development and implementation of country-specific curricular and instructional programs in secondary English educational contexts in these countries. Secondary School English Education in Asia: From Policy to Practice critically analyses both sides of the English language debate – from advantages to complications – in its chapters including:

  • Educating for the 21st Century: The Singapore Experience
  • Miles to Go …: Secondary Level English Language Education in India
  • English Language Education Innovation for the Vietnamese Secondary School: The Project 2020
  • Exploring the Value of ELT as a Secondary School Subject in China: A Multi-goal Model for English Curriculum

Secondary School English Education in Asia will appeal to English Language Teaching (ELT) researchers, teacher educators, trainee teachers and teachers, primarily those teaching in Asia.

chapter |11 pages


ByKiwan Sung

part 1|69 pages

Upgrading secondary english teaching through innovative changes

chapter 1|18 pages

English in secondary education in Israel

BySusan Holzman

chapter 3|14 pages

Secondary English education in Japan

An overview and a preview
ByJudy Noguchi

chapter 3|18 pages

Innovating secondary English education in Korea

ByYoung Shik Lee

chapter 4|18 pages

Educating for the 21st century

The Singapore experience
ByPeter Teo

part 2|74 pages

Bridging gaps in policy development and implementation

chapter 5|18 pages

Secondary English education in Bangladesh

A critical review
ByArifa Rahman

chapter 6|20 pages

Miles to go …Secondary English language education in India

ByRavinder Gargesh

chapter 7|25 pages

The teaching of English at secondary schools in Indonesia

ByDidi Sukyadi

chapter 8|10 pages

Globalisation and the evolution of english language education in Malaysian secondary schools

ByRaja Mazuin bte Raja, Abdul Aziz, Ramesh Nair

part 3|58 pages

Valuing critical needs of society and learners

chapter 9|21 pages

Updating English textbooks

The case of Pakistani secondary schools
BySamina Amin Qadir, Sarwet Rasul

chapter 10|19 pages

English language education innovation for the vietnamese secondary school

The Project 2020
ByLe Van Canh

chapter 11|17 pages

Exploring the value of ELT as a secondary school subject in China

A multi-goal model for the English curriculum
ByYafu Gong, Adrian Holliday