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EIL, ELF, Global English: Teaching and Learning Issues (Linguistic Insights)

EIL, ELF, Global English: Teaching and Learning Issues (Linguistic Insights)

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  • ISBN-13: 9783034300100
  • Publisher: Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften
  • Release Date: Jul 28, 2010
  • Edition: 1st New edition
  • Pages: 376 pages
  • Dimensions: 5.75 x 8.5 x 0.75 inches


How can you teach the English language to global English speakers? Can English be taught as an international language? Is it worth teaching? Isn’t it more proper and profitable to learn a standard variety of English? How realistic and useful is the identification of an EIL/ELF variety? Can an EIL/ELF standard be identified? These are some of the questions the present volume has addressed with the contribution of some of the most qualified scholars in the field of English linguistics. The book is divided into four sections. The first part deals with the definition of English as an international language and English as a lingua franca. Section two takes six different teaching issues into consideration. The third section examines some learning issues and the last part of the volume debates the relationship between teacher and student in an English as a lingua franca environment.

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