English as a Lingua Franca

August 13, 2011

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ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) has been a point of discussion since the 90s and still remains a highly contentious issue in the world of teaching.

Annette Stemmerich explained what is meant by ELF, why the discussion around ELF is so heated, and what research has been conducted in this area to support the claims made by ELF proponents.

We looked at some of the issues in the classroom, in particular in teaching pronunciation, and its role in testing.