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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