Introducing… IATEFL Reflections

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From the outset, it was clear that this year’s IATEFL conference would have plenty to offer for those interested in the role of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF), with David Graddol reminding us in the opening plenary that:

“English has changed in most countries from being a foreign language to a basic skill required by children.”

“A new generation is growing up across the world who speak English, potentially eroding any special advantage for countries who already have English.”

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But as well as talks directly related to ELF and/or pronunciation, there were plenty of other presentations touching on themes relevant to these two areas.  We’re going to look at three of these themes in our series of ‘IATEFL reflections’ posts:

  1. Adapting and supplementing a coursebook
  2. Raising students’ awareness of pronunciation features
  3. Recognising diversity

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3 thoughts on “Introducing… IATEFL Reflections

  1. Pingback: Adapting and supplementing the coursebook – IATEFL Reflection #1 | ELF Pronunciation

  2. Pingback: Raising students’ awareness – IATEFL Reflection #2 | ELF Pronunciation

  3. Pingback: Diversity – IATEFL reflection #3 | ELF Pronunciation

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