Tag Archives: Nativisation of English

Teaching by West Bengal’s new book

Inspired by communicative language-teaching methods, a group of teachers in West Bengal are writing a coursebook that they hope will bring English alive in classrooms. The textbook teaches the variety of English spoken locally rather than standard British English and … Continue reading

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Chinese whispers as lingua franca

China’s economic power is changing attitudes to Mandarin in southeast Asia, but while the number of learners is growing, English retains its dominance in the region, for now, reports John Aglionby. This article looks at some of the reasons for … Continue reading

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