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Visions and Revisions

Studies in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics


Edited By Przemysław Łozowski and Katarzyna Stadnik

The papers reflect on «visions» and «revisions» of selected theoretical and applied linguistic issues. Methodologically, they all reflect and contribute to the polarization between form- and substance-oriented approaches that are typically identified with, respectively, structural and functional paradigms. The diversity of standpoints exemplified and the divergence of operational tools employed make the volume a representative spectrum of the on-going developments in how language is conceptualized and analyzed as both an abstract entity and as a medium of communication, language teaching and learning included. For this reason, the readers will find as much of structural considerations as of functional reflections and practical applications.
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Teaching English as an international language in the Modern Philology Curriculum: a case for a Distributed Blended Training Model


Abstract. The traditional EFL/ESL distinction as well as the adoption of RP, General British or American English as standards for language teaching have been recently questioned with a growing interest in multilingualism, spread of English and emergence of New Englishes. At the same time, practical skills of language teaching to international students in transnational contexts are becoming a staple for a language teacher’s skills inventory. The present paper addresses the notion of implementing aspects of culturally rich teacher training in the modern philology curriculum, stressing the role of telecollaboration as a learning framework. This is done by contrasting two different instructional scenarios, used for sensitizing teacher trainees to the sociocultural context of foreign language acquisition.

Key words: EIL, English as a Lingua Franca, World Englishes, Kachru’s circles

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