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TEFL Interviews 31: Jennifer Jenkins on Global Englishes

Today we are delighted to bring you an interview with Professor Jennifer Jenkins. The interview was conducted at the University of Southampton in the south of England, where Jennifer is the Chair of Global Englishes and Director of the Centre for Global Englishes. 208 more words


Should we ban poetry writing?

so I was reading a lot of books for my school lately, roughly one a week which was quite a marathon for me. Of course since it is for literature, there are all kinds of books which I read. 430 more words

L3. Activity 1.3: Global Language

  • What is a global language? Is it the same as a lingua franca?

A Global Language is a language that is so spread that is learned by many people as an L1, L2 or L3 world wide. 453 more words


Class Task 1


  • Which factors do you think that make a language to be ´global`?

There are many reasons that make English a global language.

#global English

The Past, Present, and Future of World English by David Crystal (Summary)

The prospect of English becoming a global language is uncertain as there is no historical precedence. That is why is necessary to have a look to what happened in its past in order to speculate about its future. 1,049 more words


TEFL: The basics

TEFL: The basics 

For many TEFL is a foreign adventure combined with the perks of a job. It’s irresistible to some and a curiosity for others. 373 more words