Essays about: "World Englishes"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 13 essays containing the words World Englishes.

  1. 1. Constructing 'the Other': A Study of Cultural Representation in English Language Textbooks

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle (LS); Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle (LS)

    Author : Johanna Ivanoff; Amanda Andersson; [2020]
    Keywords : English Language Textbooks; ELT; cultural representation; Critical Discourse Analysis; CDA; Visual Semiotics; Circles of World Englishes; the hidden curriculum; hegemonic discourses; imagined communities; Orientalism; the Other ;

    Abstract : Educational textbooks have the power to influence pupils’ perception of the world. In the subject of English, this specifically concerns learning about cultures in different parts of the world where English is used. READ MORE

  2. 2. Linguistic Variation in Swedish EFL-Textbooks : A Content Analytical Study of the Representation of Englishes in Swedish Upper Secondary School Materials

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Nellie Lindqvist; [2020]
    Keywords : World Englishes; ELT; EFL; content analysis; qualitative research; quantitative research; textbook evaluation; interviews.;

    Abstract : Nowadays, becoming proficient in merely one variety of English may not be sufficient, since this does not guarantee an ability to communicate with the vast majority of English speakers worldwide (Modiano, 2009; Fang & Ren, 2018). Despite this, studies show that European ELT still largely focus on certain varieties over others (Modiano, 2009); hence, it is interesting to study the materials used within this context. READ MORE

  3. 3. Is teaching GA and RP enough? : A study of Swedish upper secondary students’ attitudes towards varieties of English and their English education

    University essay from Mälardalens högskola/Akademin för utbildning, kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Elin Källstad; [2019]
    Keywords : English as a second language; English varieties; Sweden; upper secondary school; comprehension; attitudes; exposure;

    Abstract : This study focuses on the teaching and learning of English as a second language and how different varieties of English are currently being used in education around the world and in Sweden. The purpose is to examine Swedish upper secondary students’ comprehension of different spoken varieties of English and their attitudes towards these varieties. READ MORE

  4. 4. Native English-Swedish Bilinguals in Sweden : Across the borders of the three circles of English

    University essay from Uppsala universitet/Institutionen för lingvistik och filologi

    Author : Nicholas O'Neill; [2019]
    Keywords : global English; expanding circle; self-perception of sociolinguistic variation; national identity;

    Abstract : With nearly two billion speakers across the world, English has come to exist in all shapes and colors. Many functions and contexts in which English is found in the world are accounted for in the massive scientific effort to document the language’s global development. READ MORE

  5. 5. Teaching English with a Pluricentric Approach: a Compilation of Four Upper Secondary Teachers’ Beliefs

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle (LS); Malmö universitet/Fakulteten för lärande och samhälle (LS)

    Author : Elena Tizzano; Agnes Rauer; [2019]
    Keywords : pluricentric approach; varieties of English; English as an International Language; World Englishes; teacher beliefs;

    Abstract : One of our first courses at the teacher education program introduced us to how the English language could be taught with an approach we had not thought of before. In particular, the course discussed what it could mean for educators of English to implement a pluricentric approach in their teaching. READ MORE