English as a Lingua Franca for EFL Contexts Edited by: Nicos C. Sifakis, Natasha Tsantila

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ISBN:
9781788921770
Published:
15 Oct 2018
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234 x 156
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Summary

This book explores the interfaces of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) pedagogy. It presents the theoretical aspects of ELF, discusses issues and challenges that ELF raises for the EFL classroom, and demonstrates how EFL practitioners can make use of ELF theorizing for classroom instruction, teacher education, developing language learning materials, policymaking and testing and assessment. Accounts of innovative and practical pedagogical practices and researchers’ insights from diverse geographical, cultural and institutional contexts will inform and inspire EFL practitioners to reconsider their practices and adopt new techniques in order to meet their learners’ diverse communicative needs in international contexts.

Review:

ELF has both enriched and problematized aspects of ELT. The discussions in this expertly edited volume provide an ELF perspective on key aspects of ELT principles and practice. This is an invaluable professional development resource for English Language teachers and teacher educators working in different world locations. Highly recommended.

- Constant Leung, King's College London, UK

With a broad range of theoretical discussions and practical suggestions, this book provides an excellent and accessible introduction to how studies of English as a Lingua Franca are not only relevant to – but essential for – English language teaching. The volume moves us away from a dependency on native-speaker norms and provides alternatives that can be considered and adapted by teachers to suit their own contexts and needs.

- Ahmar Mahboob, The University of Sydney, Australia

Author Biography:

Nicos C. Sifakis is an Associate Professor in the School of Humanities, Hellenic Open University, Greece. He is the co-editor of English Language Education Policies and Practices: A Mediterranean Perspective (with Yasemin Bayyurt, 2017, Peter Lang).

Natasha Tsantila is an Associate Lecturer in the School of Arts and Sciences, Deree College – The American College of Greece. She is the co-editor of ELF: Pedagogical and Interdisciplinary Perspectives (with J. Mandalios and M. Ilkos, 2016, Deree – The American College of Greece).

Readership Level:

Postgraduate, Research / Professional


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