Theories and Practices in English as an International Language(EIL), World Englishes (WE), English as an Lingua Franca (ELF) Seen in Students Perception Data (1)

Abstract

This symposium addresses the issues of the gap between theoretical stances and inferential data in WE, EIL and ELF, on one hand, and university students' judgments and perception about theoretical stances and inferential data. We collected students' responses about these issues. The participants are students who have taken the cyber course called World Englishes or those who have cyber interactions among Asian countries and who have used English as ELF. In this globalized world, most of learners are exposed to English use in their daily life, such as newspapers, TV, music, movies, the Internet and other social networking services. This suggests that our students must have their own judgments about the functions of English. We try to investigate whether their judgments agree with the factual claims med by WE proponents, and ELF proponents.



Author Information
Michiko Nakano, Waseda University, Japan
Clarence Ng, Australian University of Catholic, Australia
Yi-Ti Lin, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Jui-min Tsai, Tamkang University, Taiwan
Jinjin Feng, Shanghai Jiotang University, China
Yanyan Zhang, Wuhan University, China
Kazuharu Owada, Tokyo College of Music, Japan
Norifumi Ueda, Komazawa University, Japan
Yusuke Kondo, Waseda University, Japan
Satoshi Yoshida, Waseda University, Japan
Sayako Maswana, Waseda University, Japan

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Conference: ACE2013
Stream: Education

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