Simon Andrewes talks about English as a lingua franca, where English is used as a means of communication for work or study and where native speakers may at best be marginally involved. He also discusses the consequences of this for teachers in the classroom. May 2012, Manchester.

Simon Andrewes talks about English as a lingua franca, where English is used as a means of communication for work or study and where native speakers may at best be marginally involved. He also discusses the consequences of this for teachers in the classroom. 

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I think he is referring to the fact that in many contexts English is used by non-native speakers talking together, for example two businessmen or women from non-English speaking countries having a meeting together. In this example native speakers are not involved or are marginally involved. I hope that helps,Ellen

hello everybody, I'm from Argentina and i would love to know if the seminars are available to do them online... thanking you in advice for a favourable and soon reply
Tania Bortolotti

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