Dr Richards highly recommends this article by Professor Gregory Hadley. It reports on one of the few empirical studies that have been conducted to assess the effectiveness of global English textbooks, using the the Interchange series as an example.
The authors’ modest subtitle, An Introduction, could suggest that the book would appeal only to those who know little about the topic. Yet, as this review aims to show, in fact, its contents would be helpful to teachers at various stages of their EMI teaching journey. It would also be useful for teacher educators, researchers and administrators involved in this growing phenomenon.
The Language Teaching Research Quarterly is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes research within the area of second or foreign language teaching. They have produced a special issue (Volume 33) in honour of Jack C. Richards.
Below are links to PDFs of the individual articles.
Richards and Pun’s experiences of EMI in various contexts make this book an engaging read for anyone in the field. With its broad coverage and in-depth treatment of essential topics in EMI, this volume is indispensable reading for EMI researchers, classroom teachers, EMI policymakers and administrators, as well as students on TESOL teacher training programs.
A book edited by David Nunan and Jack Richards, Language Learning Beyond the Classroom, has received an excellent write-up in ELT Journal. Reviewer Phil Benson concluded:
Nunan and Richards end their preface to the book by outlining several themes that emerge from it. Out-of-class activities, they argue, address some of the limitations of classroom-based learning, especially through opportunities for authentic language use and real communication. Benefits include, in addition to the development of language and communication skills, enhanced confidence and motivation, personal growth, and intercultural awareness. They also conclude that there is a need to integrate out-of-class and classroom learning, by setting clear goals for out-of-class activities, preparing students, and providing follow-up activities. These are sound conclusions to a book that deserves to be widely read and discussed.