This short session encourages participants to explore the role of the English language in the world today. Critical analysis allows connections to be made between the spread of English and the spread of a neoliberal, corporate-driven model of globalisation.
The session then moves on to explore and discuss alternative roles that English can play as a global lingua franca, and provides some examples of how English language teaching methods and approaches can contribute towards a more socially just, emancipatory model of global society. The session ends with a brief overview of how the UWS MEd TESOL Programme develops knowledge, skills and capacities to allow English language professionals to engage effectively with key issues within the field of TESOL.
This session is ideal for anyone with a keen interest in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
We anticipate that the session will last around 45 minutes (including time for questions).
This session is free to attend but advanced registration is required. A link to join the session will be sent to the email that you have registered with.
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