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Teaching English as a Lingua Franca

The journey from EFL to ELF

Marek Kiczkowiak and Robert J. Lowe

Delta Publishing

ISBN: 9783125017351

Like other titles in this excellent series of teacher development books, this book contains three sections: A, B and C. Part A provides a rich, insightful and critical exploration of the concept of ‘native-speakerism’, historical perspectives and a description of current beliefs. Part B is practical. The 40- plus activities successfully promote an ELF mindset. Part C encourages further investigation. The description of ‘neutral English’, a form of the language divorced from any cultural roots, is intriguing. A meticulously researched book, the authors draw on a wide range of sources and give a clear idea of the complexities of ELF. A challenging, rewarding read.

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Pete Sharma
Pete Sharma
Pete is a teacher and teacher trainer with a Masters in Educational Technology and ELT from Manchester University, and a background in business English teaching. He is a lecturer in EAP at Warwick University, and an active consultant with many organisations. Pete's book reviews are provided courtesy of BEBC: www.bebc.co.uk.
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