Studies in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
Edited By Przemysław Łozowski and Katarzyna Stadnik
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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