Centre for Global Englishes seminar: “English as a Lingua Franca in Asia: Suggestions for ELT/ELF Policy and Pedagogy”

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The next Centre for Global Englishes (CGE) seminar will take place on Wednesday 22nd April 2015 from 5:00 – 6:30pm in Lecture Theatre C, Building 65, Avenue Campus. The talk is entitled “English as a Lingua Franca in Asia: Suggestions for ELT/ELF Policy and Pedagogy” and will be delivered by Andy Kirkpatrick from Griffith University. All welcome!

Here is the abstract for this seminar:
In this presentation I shall review recently conducted research studies which used data from the Asian Corpus of English (ACE) ACE. ACE is a corpus of some one million words of naturally occurring data of English used as a spoken lingua franca by Asian multi-linguals. 8 data collection teams across Asia worked together to collect and transcribe the corpus. ACE is now freely accessible and stored at the Hong Kong Institute of Education.

The studies looked at the cultural settings of topics discussed in the ACE corpus, the marking or non-marking of tenses and the communicative strategies of ELF speakers. The presentation will conclude with proposals, based on the research findings, for regional ELT / ELF policy and pedagogy.

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