报告题目： The Future of Global Englishes and English Language Teaching
时间：2018年10月26日周五 10:00 am – 11:30 am
It has been more than 30 years since the proposal of World Englishes (WE) and almost two decades since the proposal of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). Both WE and ELF were designed to challenge the ownership of English and have witnessed multilingualism and multiculturalism in English Language Teaching (ELT). A recent proposal of Global Englishes Language Teaching (GELT), incorporating the notions of WE and ELF, has been applied in several Asian contexts (Fang & Ren, 2018; Galloway & Rose, 2014, 2018; Sung, 2013, 2015); however, ELT in many English as a Foreign Language (EFL) contexts still favours the traditional native-oriented approach. In this speech, I will introduce the concept of Global Englishes (GE), which is an umbrella term that encompasses WE and ELF. I will also address the controversies and difficulties of adopting GELT that are caused by the native-oriented approach and the standardised format of assessment. Next, I will discuss how an optional course entitled Introduction to English as a World Language applied GELT and how it changed the students’ attitudes towards English after they completed the course. Therefore, I will suggest that stakeholders’ awareness of GE needs to be raised against the backdrop of globalisation and that the notion of GE should be included in college ELT to help prepare students for future intercultural communication. Finally, I will conclude my speech by requesting the implementation of a GE-informed approach for ELT.
Fan (Gabriel) Fang obtained his PhD from the Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton, UK, and an MA from the University of Leeds, UK. He is currently Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics at Shantou University, China. His research interests include Global Englishes, language attitude and identity, intercultural communication, and ELT. He has published articles in journals including Asian Englishes, ELT Journal, English Today, Language Teaching Research, System, The Journal of Asia TEFL, and The Asian Journal of Applied Linguistics.