Great ideas here and some resources worth exploring. I’m becoming more and more interested in pronunciation (for both speaking and comprehension) and the issue of ELF is one that cannot be ignored. Good stuff here. Thanks Katy and Laura!
ELF Pron recently had the pleasure of attending and presenting at ELF7, the 7th annual international conference of English as a Lingua Franca, which was held from 4-6 September 2014 in Athens, Greece.
During the conference, we were fortunate enough to get four great people together, all key names in the fields of ELF (English as a lingua franca) and teacher education. We asked them three questions:
1. How did you become interested in ELF?
2. Why do you think it’s important for teachers to be aware of ELF?
3. What advice would you give to teachers who are interested in learning more about ELF but don’t really know where to start?
You can read the full interview below. The interviewees introduce themselves briefly at the start, but you can also find out more about them (and the people, concepts, literature and resources they mention) by clicking on the highlighted words in the text.
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