Books that Support Church-based ESL/EFL Ministries
The Gift of the Stranger: Faith, Hospitality, and Foreign Language Learning: This book discusses the value-laden nature of foreign language teaching into new territory by exploring its spiritual and moral dimensions. David Smith and Barbara Carvill show how the Christian faith sheds light on the history, aims, content, and methods of foreign language education. They also propose a new approach to the field based on the Christian understanding of hospitality.
Smith, D. & Carvill B. (2000). The Gift of the Stranger: Faith, Hospitality, and Foreign Language Learning. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.