Category Archives: English as a Lingua Franca

English as a Lingua Franca – what’s it all about? (Part 1 of 3: English around the world)

Kachru’s 3 circles explained re English as a Lingua Franca with a task to get TESOL brains working. Part 1 of 3 posts on ELF. Continue reading

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Reflections on Chia Suan Chong talking about English as a Lingua Franca

  The constantly inspiring Chia Suan Chong kicked off the first day of IATEFL at the BESIG PCE by talking about politeness and some of her MA research on requests. For those who caught her on the recent BESIG webinar, … Continue reading

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English as a Lingua Franca: should we change our teaching?

Should teachers change or modify what we teach considering the global importance of an accommodating ELF? Continue reading

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