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3 Tips for Teaching Business English http://www.global-english.com

How to teach Business English. More at http://www.global-english.com/news/teach-business-english/ 3 top tips and approaches for teaching successful business ...
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David Crystal on Global English

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"David Crystal on Global English", une playlist créée par macmillanELT...

... Macmillan Education on YouTube


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Q and a Idiomatic Expressions, Pronunciation, and West African English - AllAfrica.com

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Q and a Idiomatic Expressions, Pronunciation, and West African English
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"Bush man," especially the way it's used in Nigerian English, isn't Standard English.
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How English Became a Global Language

This video answers the following question: how did a language spoken by 4 million people on an island in the north of Europe become an international language...
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Prince Charles speaks Pidgin English in Papua New Guinea - Telegraph

Prince Charles speaks Pidgin English in Papua New Guinea - Telegraph | Pidgin English | Scoop.it

The Prince of Wales introduces himself as the "nambawan pikinini biltong miss kwin" – the number one child belonging to Mrs Queen – as he speaks in Pidgin English during a visit to Papua New Guinea.


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Nigeria harnesses Pidgin English power

Work has started to study and standardise a language spoken by millions but denied official status, raising hopes for education and communication across West Africa
The traffic gridlock of Nigeria's main city Lagos means that Albanus Olekaibe, a 44-year-old contract driver, spends more of his day listening to radio presenters than to anyone else.
He has been following reports of the latest bribery scandal to beset the World Cup football authorities and he can speak knowledgeably on the midterm elections in the US. But the commentary on current affairs that spills from this big, cheerful man would be incomprehensible to the average English speaker. Olekaibe uses familiar English words but strings them together in a unique way, interspersed with phrases from Nigeria's 500 other languages. Like some 50 million Nigerians he speaks Nigerian Pidgin English.


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‘Writers should write in Pidgin English to standardise the language’

‘Writers should write in Pidgin English to standardise the language’ | Pidgin English | Scoop.it

Salamatu Sule, a graduate of English and Literary Studies from the Kogi State University, Ayingba, just concluded her residency at the Ebedi Writers’ Residency, Iseyin. In this interview with Adewale Oshodi, the multi-talented writer explains why she writes in Pidgin English, and why majority of her writings focus on the problems facing the country.

WHEN did you actually start writing and what inspired you? 
I started writing at a very tender age. I was writing more of scribbles then; writing for me at that time was more of fun. In 1999, I was selected from my secondary school to participate in a poetry competition organised at the UK Bello Theatre by the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA). Then I knew I was going to write poetry. It was in 2010, however, that I delved into writing proper.

On what inspired me, I read a lot and I have read quiet a number of books that have inspired me in their peculiar ways. And one of such books is Chinua Achebe’s Things Fall Apart and Camara Laye’s  The African Child.

Writing in the Pidgin English is not so popular, but you write in Pidgin English as well. Is there any reason for this?
Pidgin, as you know, is a language of the masses, the market people and the media. It has also gained entry into politics as it is a veritable tool used for political campaigns. In this country, we have several writings in pidgin language and one of such is a poetry collection by the late Mamman Jiya Vatsa. For me, what is new about my kind of pidgin poem is the stylistic device and more importantly, the movement to change the word pidgin into what is now called Naija Language; this movement was championed by the Naija Language Academy (Naija Langwej Akademi) with a standard orthography (Standad Naija Otografi) with a new standard spelling system for writers of pidgin language. A language that is widely spoken by the people deserves to be standardised. Therefore, writers should write in Pidgin English to standardise the language.


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Pidgin English - a Medium for Effective Communication? - Vanguard

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Pidgin English - a Medium for Effective Communication?

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Global English | Macmillan

Global English | Macmillan | Pidgin English | Scoop.it

This post contains a selection of links related to language and words in the news. These can be items from the latest news, blog posts or interesting websites related to global English, language change, education in general, and language learning and teaching in particular.


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Nigerian Pidgin English accepted as unofficial second language

The language has its roots in colonial times. It's learned on the streets - but many believe it should be taught in schools.
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David Crystal - Will English Always Be the Global Language?

From the interview with David Crystal in Belgrade on 9 November 2013 Interviewer: Tony O'Brien, British Council Director Western Balkans.
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US ambassador causes a stir by doing a Wazobia Radio interview in Pidgin English

US ambassador causes a stir by doing a Wazobia Radio interview in Pidgin English | Pidgin English | Scoop.it
US ambassador to Nigeria James Entwistle caused a stir in Lagos recently when he spoke in Pidgin English on a Wazobia Radio programme during which he was being quizzed about Nigeria's new gay rights law.
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Nigeria's use of Pidgin English ruffles the feathers of purists

Nigeria's use of Pidgin English ruffles the feathers of purists | Pidgin English | Scoop.it

In a country of 170 million, with hundreds of local languages and dialects, pidgin, rather than official Standard English, is the glue that increasingly binds disparate communities...


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Vlad Rassypninsky's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:41 PM

Nigerian Pidgin English may ruffle the feathers of purists, as Robert Leslie writes in the China Post, but it is English, though it's not its standard form that has become the Global Lingua Franca in the globalized world of today.  The fact that it is fast becoming Nigeria's lingua franca must not be regarded as posing a threat to English as Nigeria's official language. Rather, as a form of a stepping stone, it facilitates the less educated people in Nigeria in eventually acquiring standard English, which opens doors to world-wide communication and to new opportuties in business and education.