English as an International Language

English as an International Language

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Collectively, the chapters in this volume make a significant contribution to the emerging paradigm of English as an International Language (EIL) by exploring various aspects of the English language and its pedagogy in the context of the globalization of this language. The volume shows great deal of promise in terms of expanding the paradigm and also establishing new grounds for thinking, research, and practice.Hence, the curriculum should a#39;focus on the learnersa#39; need to be flexibly competent in international communication through ... If a curriculum is to achieve such a goal, several skills need to be developed. Among these are the following. (1) Explicit attention should be given to introducing and practicing repair strategies, such as asking for clarification, repetition ... above that gaps in linguistic knowledge necessitate the development of mechanisms to solve communication breakdowns.

Title:English as an International Language
Author:Farzad Sharifian
Publisher:Multilingual Matters - 2009


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