Edited Books

Reynolds, B.L., & Teng, M.F. (under contract). Innovative Approaches in Teaching English Writing to Chinese Speakers. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. (ISBN: 978-1-5015-1779-2)

About this Book

Informed by theory, research, and classroom practice, the volume provides a systematic overview of critical L2 writing issues. Additionally, with the aim to support instruction across all levels of education for Chinese speakers, this book introduces pre-service and in-service teachers to new teaching ideas, techniques, and practice.

Reynolds, B.L., & Teng, M.F. (2019). English Literacy Instruction for Chinese Speakers. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan. (ISBN: 978-981-13-6652-9)

About this Book

Written with an emphasis on instruction, policy, practice, and assessment, this book focuses on English literacy at the pre-primary/primary, secondary, and university level, and discusses literacy policies in the region. An easy-to-read, solidly grounded book, it offers practical, thought provoking resources for classroom teachers and educators. It notably features explanations of key literacy skills, up-to-date research findings, and classroom applications that are contextualized for mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan. This book provides pre-service and in-service teachers, English classroom practitioners, language teacher educators, literacy researchers, and students in research/teacher training programs a core set of instructional techniques on how to incorporate literacy-related ideas into English language classrooms. A valuable pedagogical resource for teaching and learning L2/EFL literacy, this book also highlights discussions on language and literacy policies and new examples of actual classroom teachers that have put English literacy instruction into practice.

Li, M.Y. & Reynolds, B.L. (2017). (Eds.) Research into Second Language Chinese and English Literacy Instruction. Taoyuan, Taiwan/Taipei, Taiwan: National Central University Press & Yuan-Liou Publishing Co., Ltd. (ISBN: 9789865659165)

About this Book

Research into Second Language Chinese and English Literacy Instruction represents the cross-fertilization of ideas between educators and researchers of Chinese and English as second languages. Covering issues of curriculum, academic literacy, and corpora for data driven learning, the chapters in this volume are written in a clear and understandable style, providing an up-to-date look into the teaching and learning of L2-English and L2-Chinese in the Taiwan context. Written and edited by second language researchers and teachers, this volume is intended not only as a reference for second language researchers but also as resource for language teachers and other school practitioners that deal with educating English and Chinese language learners.

Wible, D., Li, M.Y., & Reynolds, B.L. (2013). (Eds.) Second Language Reading and Writing: Investigations into Chinese and English. Jhongli, Taiwan/Taipei, Taiwan: National Central University Press & Yuan-Liou Publishing Co., Ltd. (ISBN: 978-986-03-6856-7)

About this Book

The International Conference on Chinese and English as a Second Language (C/ESL) was organised by the Language Centre of National Central University in May of 2009 as the fourth such conference hosted bi-annually to foster an interchange between Chinese and English language educators and researchers. After a rigorous post-conference review process, this volume, published by the NCU Press and Yuan-Liou Publishing Co., Ltd. represents the cross-fertilisation of ideas between educators and researchers of Chinese and English as second languages. Maintaining the tradition of second language literacy as the focus of C/ESL, the chapters in this volume are divided into three sections: language analysis, digital applications, and language pedagogy.

Edited Journal Special Issues

Reynolds, B.L., & Teng, M.F. (in process). Incidental and Informal Vocabulary Learning [Special Issue]. TESOL Journal.

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Reynolds, B.L., & Teng, M.F. (in process). Teaching English Reading and Writing to Young Learners [Special Issue]. Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching.

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Reynolds, B.L., & Teng, M.F. (2019). Literacy Development for Primary and Secondary English Language Learners Across the Greater China Region [Special Issue]. The Asian EFL Journal. 23(5).

About this Issue

This special issue, Literacy Development for Primary and Secondary English Language Learners Across the Greater China Region, is a timely response to scholars’ and practitioners’ interests in English literacy development for L1-Chinese primary and secondary learners across the Greater China region. Along with the wide acceptance of the English language, education policies in the region have further increased learners’ exposure to English through compulsory lessons, particularly at the primary and secondary levels. Accordingly, the introduction of literacy instruction is happening at an ever increasingly earlier age, resulting in ELT researchers and practitioners seeking routes to develop literacy for primary and secondary learners across the region. The articles and book reviews for this issue are balanced in terms of educational context with half focused on primary education and half focused on secondary education with contributions from scholars in mainland China, Hong Kong SAR, Macau SAR, and Taiwan.