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Jane Ra and Annette Bradford have caught up with some of the authors of recently published Global Englishes and English-medium instruction work to discuss their projects. Read the latest interviews below.
Dr Jane RaRole : GE team : Research Review Coordinator Jane Ra is a lecturer at the Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia (RILCA), Mahidol University, Thailand.
Dr Annette BradfordRole : EMI team : Research Review Coordinator Researcher focusing on the internationalization of higher education and English-medium instruction
Oxford EMI, Temple University Japan, Yokosuka Council on Asia-Pacific Studies
Interview with Yusop BoonsukInterview by Jane Ra Ambele, E. & Boonsuk, Y. (2020). Voices of learners in Thai ELT classrooms: a wake up call towards teaching English as a lingua franca. Asian Englishes. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13488678.2020.1759248, Boonsuk, Y. & Ambele, E. (2019). Who ‘owns English’ in our changing world? Exploring the perception of Thai university students in Thailand. Asian Englishes. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13488678.2019.1669302
1) What is the importance of Global Englishes (GE) for English language teaching (ELT)? Global Englishes (GE) is a phenomenon that challenges many ELT educational stakeholders who usually favor native-English conventions and raises a significant language learning question whether native English standards are still the way to go when English has gone global with pluricentricity, […]
Interview with Denchai PrabjandeeInterview by Jane Ra Prabjandee, D. (2020). Teacher professional development to implement Global Englishes language teaching. Asian Englishes, 22(1), 52-67. DOI: 10.1080/13488678.2019.1624931
1) What is the importance of Global Englishes (GE) for English language teaching (ELT)? I think GE is very important for ELT because it can prepare learners for the messy world of English use in the 21stcentury. The global spread of English challenges the taken-for-granted assumption about the notion of English, English users, […]
Interview with Fan (Gabriel) FangInterview by Jane Ra Fang, F., & Widodo, H. P. (Eds.). (2019). Critical perspectives on Global Englishes in Asia: Language policy, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Multilingual Matters.
1. What is the importance of Global Englishes (GE) for English language teaching (ELT)? I believe both language practitioners and applied linguistics researchers of English should recognize the current linguistic landscape, where language contact is rather complex, dynamic and emergent. From a traditional EFL native-oriented perspective, in most circumstances, GE is not currently adopted […]
Interview with Joyce KlingInterview by Annette Bradford Book details : Henriksen, B., Holmen, A., & Kling, J. (Eds.). (2018) English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities Academics’ Voices from the Northern European Context. Routledge
Interview by Annette Bradford with Joyce Kling, co-author of the recently published “English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities: Academics’ Voices from the Northern European Context”
Interview with Ernst MacaroInterview by Samantha Curle Book details : Macaro, E. (2018). English Medium Instruction: Content and language in policy and practice. Oxford Applied Linguistics
Why do you think English as a medium of instruction growing so fast around the globe? Three reasons: 1) the desire for universities to internationalise (and thereby rise in the world rankings) – this needs a lingua franca (English) so that teachers and mixed L1 students can communicate. 2) a growing number of secondary schools […]