For the past several years, I’ve been teaching a seventh-semester applied linguistics course to pre-/in-service English language educators pursuing a four-year degree program in English language teaching at the Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes located in Mexico. This year, I decided to put together a collection of ideas a bit more formally so that my students would 1) have a source of content that they could refer to throughout the semester (for in-class discussions, quizzes, etc.), and would 2) leave the course with hopefully a product that would serve them well for subsequent teaching and research contexts. Also, the hope is to encourage my students to give feedback on how the book is developing so that appropriate changes could be make. The drive behind taking on such a writing project was simply because I have yet to find a book that couples applied linguistics and participatory action research (PAR) in a way that works on many levels:
- EAP educators interested in applied linguistics and PAR.
- Pre-service EFL/ESL educators interested in PAR as part of a course requirement and/or their own professional development.
- In-service EFL/ESL educators interested in PAR and their own professional development.
- Educators in general interested in PAR and their own professional development.
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