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Jane Ra and Annette Bradford have caught up with some of the authors of recently published Global Englishes and English-medium instruction work to discuss their projects. Read the latest interviews below.

Interviews GE

Interview with Chris Hall

Interview by Jane Ra Modelling plurilithic orientations to English with trainee teachers: A comparative international study

Project: Modelling plurilithic orientations to English with trainee teachers: A comparative international study Principal researcher: Christopher J Hall (York St John University, UK) Co-researchers: Alice Gruber (Heilbronn University of Applied Sciences, Germany), Yuan Qian (Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China)     1.Can you explain what your project is about?   Raising teachers’ awareness […]

Interview with Tomokazu Ishikawa

Interview by Jane Ra Ishikawa, T. (2020 in press). EMF awareness in the Japanese EFL/EMI context. ELT Journal, 74(4).

What is the importance of Global Englishes (GE) for English language teaching (ELT)?  I’d tend to think from a slightly different perspective(!): What is the importance of ELT without GE? An increasing number of people learn to use English for global communication. Anglophone speakers may also need to learn how to use English as a […]

Interview with Yusop Boonsuk

Interview by Jane Ra Ambele, E. & Boonsuk, Y. (2020). Voices of learners in Thai ELT classrooms: a wake up call towards teaching English as a lingua franca. Asian Englishes. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13488678.2020.1759248, Boonsuk, Y. & Ambele, E. (2019). Who ‘owns English’ in our changing world? Exploring the perception of Thai university students in Thailand. Asian Englishes. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/13488678.2019.1669302 Journal Asian Englishes

1) What is the importance of Global Englishes (GE) for English language teaching (ELT)? Global Englishes (GE) is a phenomenon that challenges many ELT educational stakeholders who usually favor native-English conventions and raises a significant language learning question whether native English standards are still the way to go when English has gone global with pluricentricity, […]

Interview with Denchai Prabjandee

Interview by Jane Ra Prabjandee, D. (2020). Teacher professional development to implement Global Englishes language teaching. Asian Englishes, 22(1), 52-67. DOI: 10.1080/13488678.2019.1624931 Journal Asian Englishes

    1) What is the importance of Global Englishes (GE) for English language teaching (ELT)? I think GE is very important for ELT because it can prepare learners for the messy world of English use in the 21stcentury. The global spread of English challenges the taken-for-granted assumption about the notion of English, English users, […]

Interview with Fan (Gabriel) Fang

Interview by Jane Ra Fang, F., & Widodo, H. P. (Eds.). (2019). Critical perspectives on Global Englishes in Asia: Language policy, curriculum, pedagogy and assessment. Multilingual Matters. Fang Book Cover

  1. What is the importance of Global Englishes (GE) for English language teaching (ELT)? I believe both language practitioners and applied linguistics researchers of English should recognize the current linguistic landscape, where language contact is rather complex, dynamic and emergent. From a traditional EFL native-oriented perspective, in most circumstances, GE is not currently adopted […]

Interviews EMI

Interview with Emma Dafouz and Ute Smit

Interview by Annette Bradford Book details : Dafouz, E. & Smit, U. (2020) ROAD-MAPPING English Medium Education in the Internationalised University. Palgrave Pivot ROADMAPPING book cover

1. What was the impetus behind your recent book “ROAD-MAPPING English Medium Education in the Internationalised University”? Given the exponential growth of the use of English in higher education across the globe, we wanted to argue in detail for our ROAD-MAPPING framework. This model aims to provide a comprehensive theoretical understanding of the different and […]

Interview with Myrna Escalona Sibaja

Interview by Annette Bradford Book details : Escalona Sibaja, M. (2020) Professional Development for EMI Faculty in Mexico The Case of Bilingual, International, and Sustainable Universities. Routledge Focus on English Medium Instruction in Higher Education Escalona Sibaja book cover

1. What was the impetus behind your recent book “Professional Development for EMI Faculty in Mexico: The Case of Bilingual, International, and Sustainable Universities”? I lived in the UK from 2015 to 2017. During a trip to Mexico at the end of 2016, I visited the technological university where I had worked for 14 years. […]

Interview with Joyce Kling

Interview by Annette Bradford Book details : Henriksen, B., Holmen, A., & Kling, J. (Eds.). (2018) English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities Academics’ Voices from the Northern European Context. Routledge Kling Book Cover

Interview by Annette Bradford with Joyce Kling, co-author of the recently published “English Medium Instruction in Multilingual and Multicultural Universities: Academics’ Voices from the Northern European Context”

Interview with Ernst Macaro

Interview by Samantha Curle Book details : Macaro, E. (2018). English Medium Instruction: Content and language in policy and practice. Oxford Applied Linguistics Macaro book cover

Why do you think English as a medium of instruction growing so fast around the globe? Three reasons: 1) the desire for universities to internationalise (and thereby rise in the world rankings) – this needs a lingua franca (English) so that teachers and mixed L1 students can communicate. 2) a growing number of secondary schools […]

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