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The University of Southampton
Centre for Global Englishes

Research to classroom practice: Global Englishes and ELT textbooks  Seminar

Modern Languages and Linguistics
17:00 - 18:30
9 November 2016
Building 65, Lecture Theatre C Avenue Campus SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this seminar, please email Dr Ying Wang at .

Event details

Part of the annual seminar series for the Centre for Global Englishes (CGE).

“the prevailing orientation in…..ELT materials still remains undoubtedly towards ENL” (Jenkins, 2012: 487).

Theoretical and empirical work within the field of Global Englishes raises crucial questions about established modes of practice in the ELT profession. The pedagogical implications of such research have been attracting an increasing amount of attention in recent years, yet little attention has been placed on ELT materials specifically. In order to create pedagogical change within the field of ELT, we need to look at various aspects of the learning and teaching process: “it is not enough to simply say that ELF has implications for pedagogy” (Dewey, 2012: 143). ELT materials are a central part of the learning and teaching process; they provide language input and are often used to determine the syllabus. The continued orientation towards native English, as outlined by Jenkins (2012) above, clearly warrants serious attention. This presentation examines current textbooks, which have been identified as one of the main barriers to Global Englishes Language Teaching (GELT) (Galloway, 2011; Galloway and Rose, 2015). A central thesis of this talk focuses on the need to ensure that 21st century ELT is effective in preparing learners to use ELF in global contexts. It examines recent trends in the field of ELT, proposing that the on-going quest for new approaches and methods be accompanied with a quest for new conceptualisations of the very subject matter in such materials; the English language. The talk ends with a proposed framework to help ELT practitioners adopt and develop materials that offer more than a mere superficial awareness of Global Englishes.


Speaker information

Dr Nicola Galloway, University of Edinburgh. My main research interest is in the field of global Englishes. Within this field, my research has included looking at English learners' attitudes towards English and ELT, global Englishes curriculum design and materials development, and the incorporation of Global Englishes into English teacher education programmes. I am also interested in academic language practices and how the increasing internationalisation of the student population is shaping higher educational institutions in both English and non-English speaking contexts.

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