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ELT NEWS - Nicos Sifakis talks about teaching English as a Lingua Franca

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Prepositions

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This worksheet gives main prepositions especially used in spoken and written language. Students can make use of it effectively as it shows how prepositions are used in context because each preposition is shown with at least three exercises.

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Transforming a culture of monoglots - The Guardian

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"That's created a culture where English monolingualism is the norm. Being bilingual or ...
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Eddie Izzard: We're just lazy at foreign languages - BBC News

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Eddie Izzard: We're just lazy at foreign languages
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Eddie Izzard has claimed people who speak English are "just lazy" at learning foreign languages.
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May I have a glass of 'mild' wine? - Times of Malta

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May I have a glass of 'mild' wine?
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And, yet, there is no question that, with English now firmly established as the lingua franca, Malta stands to lose a great deal if it were to become a monolingual country.
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Global English: new goals for a key tool in international business ...

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Applied linguistics researchers and teaching professionals refer to this phenomenon as English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). This new role of English requires users of the language to rethink their language learning goals.
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The Global Imperialism of English: Impacts on Science

The Global Imperialism of English: Impacts on Science | English as an International language | Scoop.it
It is easy to be complacent about English language dominance, especially for native English speakers. But we could be seriously limiting ourselves by not diversifying the current linguistic hegemony.

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English as a Global Language - MorungExpress

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English as a Global Language MorungExpress Today with the fast paced development of the economic sector and the phenomenon of rapid globalization seen in the last few years, there has been an enormous expansion in the field of English language...
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English teaching: Is white right? - Thanh Nien Daily

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English teaching: Is white right?
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Seongjun Kim, a recruiter at a private Hagwon (English academy) in Busan, South Korea, says parents often dictate which native speakers are deemed suitable teachers.
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The decline in UK language learning is a rational market correction - Telegraph.co.uk (blog)

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Our kids will be reduced to shouting slow pidgin English at foreigners. The Foreign Office has called a crisis meeting.
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Lack of language skills is diminishing Britain's voice in the world - The Guardian

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The Guardian Lack of language skills is diminishing Britain's voice in the world The Guardian "It is true that English is an international business language, but knowing your client or supplier's language will help open the initial door and open...
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Languages: All united against dominance of English - Presseurop (English)

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Presseurop (English) Languages: All united against dominance of English Presseurop (English) In response to growing enthusiasm among Europeans for English as a lingua franca, a Romanian intellectual sounds the alarm and calls for a mobilisation to...
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Ministry to scrutinise English qualification of language teachers - VietNamNet Bridge

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Send EmailPrinter. Ministry to scrutinise English qualification of language teachers.
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'How you dey?' Nigerian pidgin English ruffles feathers - Sowetan

'How you dey?' Nigerian pidgin English ruffles feathers - Sowetan | English as an International language | Scoop.it
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All English language teachers to be retrained, says Idris Jusoh - The Malay Mail Online

All English language teachers to be retrained, says Idris Jusoh - The Malay Mail Online | English as an International language | Scoop.it
The Malay Mail Online All English language teachers to be retrained, says Idris Jusoh The Malay Mail Online PUTRAJAYA, Jan 20 — The 20,000 existing English language teachers will be retrained this year to improve their mastery of English, said...
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Column: The case for sending America's unemployed abroad - Torrington Register Citizen

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Column: The case for sending America's unemployed abroad Torrington Register Citizen And though teaching Mandarin to toddlers is now de rigueur in suburban nursery schools from Scarsdale to Santa Monica, fewer than one in 100 Americans can converse...
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English teachers bad at listening and speaking - VietNamNet Bridge

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English teachers bad at listening and speaking
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english teachers, english skills. Retraining cannot help.
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Teaching English as a lingua franca | British Council Voices

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We often hear about 'global English', but how do you teach it? English teachers Katy Davies and Laura Patsko explain how to adapt lessons for speakers of English as a lingua franca (ELF).

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English teachers to study abroad

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The Tokyo Board of Education has taken a bold move — perhaps its first ever — to raise the level of English at public schools. If its plan goes without a hitch, eventually all English teachers at Tokyo’s junior high and high schools will have to study and live in an English-speaking country for three months. The requirement is an attempt to improve English in Japan and should be warmly welcomed by anyone caring about Japan’s low level of English competence. ... The new move is obviously connected to the 2020 Olympics.


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Pidgin English - a Medium for Effective Communication? - Vanguard

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How does English sound to foreign ears? - Metro

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How does English sound to foreign ears?
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'I think British English is very beautiful,' said Rachel Xiao, a native Mandarin speaker who has studied English for three years at language school International House London.
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Universities should be a safe space to talk about race - Mail & Guardian Online

Universities should be a safe space to talk about race - Mail & Guardian Online | English as an International language | Scoop.it
Universities should be a safe space to talk about race Mail & Guardian Online Because if you want to engage with people different from yourself, you are bound to make mistakes — you might inadvertently use offensive language (because that is the...
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A-level languages: is Britain at risk of turning into a nation of monoglots? - The Guardian

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Chinese readers increasingly prefer English books to translations

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Chinese readers increasingly prefer foreign books in English rather than their translated Chinese versions, boosting sales of English language books in China. The growing popularity of English books in China was described as a "surge" by Zhao Wei, publisher at an international publishing house based in Beijing. Zhao was once manager of the China division of Random House, the largest general-interest book publisher in the world.


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A 'surge of English speaking' audiences.

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Inclusiveness begins with language - Inquirer.net

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Inclusiveness begins with language
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Solitary beings that live solely for themselves would have no need for consciousness, and thus no need for language. But man is a social being.
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