Teaching English as an International Language

Teaching English as an International Language

Rethinking Goals and Approaches

Format: Paperback
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Winner: Ben Warren Prize 2002

Shortlisted for: Frank Bell Prize

English is the major language of international communication, knowledge of which is an increasingly valuable asset. But which English, and how? This book provides an accessible overview of this increasingly important field.

  • ISBN: 978-0-19-437364-7
  • Price: $ 38.00

English is the major language of international communication, knowledge of which is an increasingly valuable asset. But which English, and how? This book provides an accessible overview of this increasingly important field.

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Key features

  • Describes the spread of English worldwide and its practical and educational consequences
  • Discusses the problem of how we define standards when the notion of a single 'standard' form of English is no longer valid
  • Explores the critical role of culture in language teaching
  • Looks at the implications of English as an international language for current teaching methods
  • Suitable for trainee and practising teachers and other ELT professionals, especially curriculum and materials developers.

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English is the major language of international communication, knowledge of which is an increasingly valuable asset. But which English, and how? This book provides an accessible overview of this increasingly important field.