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On the Study of English as a World Lingua Franca: Some Implications for Training in EFL Contexts

On the Study of English as a World Lingua Franca: Some Implications for Training in EFL Contexts

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Title: On the Study of English as a World Lingua Franca: Some Implications for Training in EFL Contexts
Author: Ezza, Elsadig Yahya
Abstract: This paper tries to shed light on the general belief that effective English language training can only take place in English-speaking countries. As a result, it is generally felt that those who were locally trained have always been put at disadvantage by academic institutions in matters pertaining to appointment. Thus, in an attempt to redress the balance, this paper has explored and refuted this belief in the light of the present status of English as a world lingua franca. The paper starts with a detailed explanation of two related concepts that are currently used in the literature: English as a world lingua franca (henceforth ELF) and English as an international language (henceforth EIL) as distinct from the traditional concepts of English as a second language (henceforth ESL) and English as a foreign language (henceforth EFL). It then proceeds to discuss issues pertaining to training in EFL contexts.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/25874
Date: 2009


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