The impact of ELF concepts on pre-service english teachers: Instructor and student perspectives

Chiou Lan Chern, Jean Curran

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English as a lingua franca (ELF) first emerged in the academic literature at the end of the 20th century. Since then, there has been an ever-increasing amount of research devoted to this topic. This line of research has identified new challenges that educators will likely face as their previous training and current practice might not match the changing landscape of English language use. ELF research has yielded new information related to how individuals communicate in an ELF context; therefore, most researchers have emphasized the need to fully explore the pedagogical impact of the findings from ELF research (Jenkins, 2006; Jenkins, Cogo & Dewey, 2011; Mauranen, 2012).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-30
Number of pages6
JournalEnglish Today
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Jun 1


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Language and Linguistics
  • Linguistics and Language

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