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SLEC Brown Bag # 1: The Challenge of English as a Lingua Franca and the Role of Learner-User Perspectives

When: Friday, November 08, 2013 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Where: Benjamin : 2212B
Event Type(s): Lecture

by Dr. Terrence Wiley
This presentation discusses the spread of English within the post colonialism contexts and neoliberal globalization processes have been praised and criticized. Some predict English as the world's primary second language, displacing the need to learn other languages. Others decry the when English pushes languages out of the curriculum, threatens other national languages and indigenous languages, or is offered as a remedy for social mobility. This paper notes the need to incorporate learner-user perspectives in order to moderate the potential negative impact of English dominance while facilitating equity and learner-user agency.


For more information, contact:
Steven Kary Sharp
SLEC Program of TLPL Department in College of Education
+1 301 405 3324

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