TeachingEnglish

Global demand for English is continuing to grow. Governments increasingly recognise the importance of English to their economies and societies, and individuals see English as a tool that can help them to fulfil their personal aspirations.

However, there are complex issues and challenges associated with this scenario. This volume draws together a range of voices from around the world, addressing issues such as:

  • the perceptions of individuals and communities of the role and benefits of English
  • language policy and the introduction of effective change in education systems
  • the use of the mother tongue or English, as a medium of education
  • the role of 'local Englishes' and their use alongside global standard English
  • equity: the widening of access to English
  • the contribution of English to national and international development
  • the role and challenges of English in 'fragile' situations.


Edited by Hywel Coleman


You can download the papers individually below, or as the complete book. The papers in this volume are also available to buy at www.bebc.co.uk

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Dreams and Realities: the complete book0 bytes
1. Developing countries and the English language: Rhetoric, risks, roles and recommendations0 bytes
2. Challenges for language policy, language and development0 bytes
3. Language policy, politics and development in Africa0 bytes
4. Language policy in education and the role of English in India: From library language to language of empowerment0 bytes
5. Allocating resources for English: The case of Indonesia’s English medium International Standard Schools0 bytes
6. English education, local languages and community perspectives in Uganda0 bytes
7. Student perceptions of English as a developmental tool in Cameroon0 bytes
8. English language in Africa: An impediment or a contributor to development?0 bytes
9. A ‘Matthew Effect’ in English language education in a developing country context0 bytes
10. Language and migration: The social and economic benefits of learning English in Pakistan0 bytes
11. English and development in Eritrea0 bytes
12 The discourse of ‘English as a language for international development’: Policy assumptions and practical challenges0 bytes
13. More than just ‘technology’: English language teaching initiatives as complex educational changes0 bytes
14. English as the language for development in Pakistan: Issues, challenges and possible solutions0 bytes
15. English as a tool for conflict transformation0 bytes
16. English language teaching in fragile states: Justifying action, promoting success and combating hegemony0 bytes
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