The journey from EFL to ELF
Marek Kiczkowiak and Robert J. Lowe
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.