Current Perspectives on Teaching World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca

The purpose of this article is to explore recent research into World Englishes (henceforth WEs) and English as a Lingua Franca (ELF),1 focusing on its implications for TESOL, and the extent to which it is being taken into account by English language teachers, linguists, and second language acquisition researchers. After a brief introduction comparing the current situation with that of 15 years ago, I look more closely at definitions of WEs and ELF. Then follows an overview of relevant [...]

Decoloniality at school, from the perspective of school leaders

English language teacher, who worked in teacher training, and library manager, who gave a new role to the library space, share their experiences

My experience: The challenge of involving teachers in the decolonial approach

Ruan Nunes, English language teacher, who worked with monitoring interns and teacher training in language schools and the municipal network of Rio de Janeiro (RJ)

My experience: Library as a space for debate and exchange of information

Ivanilma de Oliveira Gama, substitute head at the library of the Federal Centre for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca (Cefet-RJ), in Rio de Janeiro, Itaguaí campus

Decolonial approach brings a critical look at the teaching of the English language

By giving space and voice to productions from countries considered peripheral, students learn to value this knowledge, understand the wider meaning of studying a foreign language and bridge the gap between global debates and their local realities

Renaming english and educating teachers of a global Language

The recent literature on the English language has been unanimous in discussing its uniqueness in contemporary life and highlighting its relations with mobility, virtual communication and economic processes. The naming of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) invites several questions about traditional concepts of linguistics and the teaching of English as a foreign language. In […]

English as a lingua franca: recent developments

Given the current position of English as a global lingua franca, this article aims to discuss recent developments in this area of study, based on the papers presented at the 7th International Conference on English as a Lingua Franca, which was held in Athens, Greece, in September 2014. Under the topics: i) theorizing about ILF; […]

English for daily life

Find out why the approach of teaching English as a lingua franca introduced by the BNCC points up diversity and the everyday uses of the language, beyond its status as a foreign language.

Beyond the UK and USA: the presence of english around the world

This task sequence was designed as a final project for the discipline of Didática da Língua Inglesa. Thus, this class plan was done under the orientation of my professor, Anamaria Welp. However, as it was not a Practicum discipline, it was never put into practice inside a classroom. For the fulfillment of this project, the […]

Frankly speaking: reading the concept of “English as a lingua franca” within the National Common Core Curriculum in light of bakhtinian thought

This paper aims at analysing the concept of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) which underlies the English language guidelines in the National Common Core Curriculum – Elementary Schools (BNCC). It starts with the presentation of the main definitions of such polemic and multivocal concept, with an emphasis on its first theorizations dated from the […]