From the Back Cover
This volume is a practical, topical book for service-learning and language educators in applied linguistics and related disciplines such as English, foreign language education, hearing and speech sciences, and TESOL. While introducing readers to up-to-date and unique approaches to and research on first- and second-language acquisition, language policy and planning, language testing and methodology, assessment, bilingualism, and interlanguages, this book also raises questions central to many undergraduate and graduate courses with social justice themes by addressing educational, linguistic, and human rights issues.
The projects and methods described here emphasize the importance of second language proficiency for establishing and sustaining academic community partnerships in today's multilingual and multicultural societies. Moreover, the authors make a convincing case for promoting and preparing learners for educated and engaged citizenship in both local and global arenas.
This book is divided into four parts:
Theoretical framework for developing service-learning projects in applied linguistics
Domestic service-learning efforts
International service-learning efforts
Service-learning research reports representing Spanish, TESOL teacher education, and composition studies
About the Author
Adrian J. Wurr
is assistant professor of English at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. Josef Hellebrandt
is chair of the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures and associate professor of Spanish at Santa Clara University.