Symposium: "Boğaziçi University ELF-Day Series I", Satuday, 24 February 2018 in Ayhan Şahenk Garanti Kültür Merkezi. For further information, please click here.
King’s College, London
Title of the Talk: “ELF Pedagogy and The Changing Nature of English and English Language Teaching”
The global reach of the English language and its subsequent manifold linguistic developments give rise to multiple pedagogic implications. In this paper, my aim is to move beyond a discussion of these implications to a consideration of ELF in application, exploring possibilities for an ELF-informed pedagogy. In this light, I see language teacher education as central in exposing language teachers and trainees to the changing nature of English, and in promoting critical reflection on established in language teaching practices. Through analysis of an online survey and semi-structured interviews and focus groups conducted among pre-service and in-service language teachers I will discuss how ELT practitioners’ attitudes are changing as the English language and their professional practices evolve. The paper aims to answer the following question: As English changes, how do ELT practitioners’ attitudes towards language and language teaching (need to) change?
Martin Dewey is senior lecturer at King’s College London, where he is programme director for an MA in Applied Linguistics & ELT. His research focuses on the globalization of English, exploring the nature and status of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), particularly in relation to investigating the relevance of ELF for language teacher education. He has presented and published widely on this work. He is coauthor (with Alessia Cogo) of Analysing English as a Lingua Franca: A Corpus-based Analysis (Continuum, 2012) and coeditor (with Jennifer Jenkins & Will Baker) of The Handbook of English as a Lingua Franca (Routledge, 2018).