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The Journal of English Language and Literature , Vol.60, No.1, 91 ~ 107, 2014
Teaching De-Anglo-Americanized English for International Communication
Nobuyuki Hino
In the age of globalization, languages leave the hands of their native speakers. This trend is especially conspicuous with English today, sometimes referred to as “Englishes,” symbolizing the linguistic and cultural diversity in the three circles of English.the Inner Circle (e.g. British English), the Outer Circle (e.g. Indian English), and the Expanding Circle (e.g. Korean English). While the traditional teaching of English based on Anglo-American values should certainly continue in its own right, substantial changes are required when the purpose of English language education is focused on international communication. This paper discusses how English may be taught as a lingua franca beyond the linguistic and cultural framework of native speakers, as to the issues of materials, methodologies, and models. In short, the content of teaching materials needs to reflect the diversity of English including non-native varieties. Methodologies for teaching English should also be accommodated in accordance with local sociocultural factors. Most significantly, models of English will be liberated from native speaker norms for free expression of indigenous values. As concrete examples of such pedagogical practice, the author`s efforts to teach de-Anglo-Americanized English are presented. They include a weekly radio talk-show program between non-native speakers of English for which he served as the host, as well as his current university classes where real-time news across the world are used as authentic materials to enable the students to participate in the community of users of English as an international language.
Key Words
English as an International Language, EIL, World Englishes, WE, English as a Lingua Franca, ELF, de-Anglo-Americanization of English, EIL education,영미문학, 문화연구, 비교문학, 비평이론, English and American Literature, cultural studies, comparative literature, critical theory
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