ELF and ELT teaching materials

Galloway, N. (2017) ELF and ELT teaching materials. In: Jenkins, J., Baker, W. and Dewey, M. (eds.) The Routledge Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca. Routledge: Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY, pp. 468-480. ISBN 9781138855328 (doi: 10.4324/9781315717173-38)

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An examination of the literature in the field of ELT materials design and evaluation reveals that recent years have witnessed the inclusion of sections on the global spread of English. This chapter focuses on the need to ensure that twenty-first-century ELT is effective in preparing learners to use English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in global contexts. It examines recent trends in the field of ELT, proposing that the on-going quest for new approaches and methods to ensure that ELT is effective be accompanied with a quest for new conceptualisations of the very subject matter in such materials; the English language. The chapter concludes with a proposed framework to help ELT practitioners adopt and develop materials that reflect the growing use of ELF. The growth in ELF usage, and ELF research showcasing how it differs from native English, presents new challenges to ELT materials writers.

Item Type:Book Sections
Additional Information:Copyright Year 2018.
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Galloway, Dr Nicola
Authors: Galloway, N.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Education
Published Online:30 August 2017

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