Which English? Whose English? Teachers' beliefs, attitudes and practices

This research report presents ‘bottom-up’ perspectives on teacher and learner attitudes to varieties of English.

Data was gathered across five global contexts (China, Thailand, India, Spain and Turkey) through focus groups and classroom recordings with the aim of gauging how practitioners and their learners perceive current issues relating to models, varieties and targets around the teaching of English. While the authors found that a ‘native speaker’ hegemony continues to exist, they also discovered that World Englishes alternatives appeal to both teachers and learners of English. The report concludes with a research agenda and recommendations for pedagogy.
Authors: Tony Young, Steve Walsh and Alina Schartner
This research paper is free to download below as a pdf file.

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