as a Global Language
Embrace the international nature of English in your classroom!
The English language has crossed borders, permeated cultures, and been adopted by speakers of other languages worldwide as a lingua franca. This course examines the linguistic roots of English and its widespread adoption and provides resources, activities, and points of reflection English language teachers can immediately apply in the classroom.
Module 1 Understanding Why English Became a Global Language
Module 2 Attitudes Towards English as a Global Language
Module 3 Global English: Practical Applications in the Classroom
When you graduate, you’ll be able to:
Explain the difference between key terms such as Global English, World Englishes, and English as a Lingua Franca
Describe Kachru’s Three Circles of English
Identify why English has prevailed as a global language and which linguistic features of English have helped it spread
Examine personal attitudes toward English as a global language and how to encourage students to examine their own attitudes towards English as a global language
Identify ways to support a global approach to English teaching and English language professionals
Apply activities for teaching English as a global language in the classroom
Requirements to take this course:
18 years of age.
An intermediate or higher level of English proficiency (B1 level, according to the CEFR, the Common European Framework Reference for Language).
Teaching experience or a general TEFL/TESOL certificate (recommended).
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Work at your own pace - complete in as little as 3 weeks!
Instructional videos, downloadable resources, quizzes & activities, and discussion board.
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