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Teaching English as an International Language: Problems and Research Questions

  • Maria WysockaEmail author
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Part of the Second Language Learning and Teaching book series (SLLT)

Abstract

The fact that English has become a means of global communication at present appears to have been the cause of different changes that can be observed in the language system itself as well as in the process of its teaching, learning and use. The purpose of the present chapter is to show the nature of these new phenomena and to point to the necessity of organizing specific research in particular fields. The most important areas of studies will then include: (1) factors determining the development of English as an international language, (2) the rules of simplification of language material, (3) the influence of English on other languages, whose users acquire it as an international language, (4) the nature of the acquisition process of English as an international language, (5) the characteristic features of its teaching and learning, (6) the possibilities of forming an optimal method of teaching English as an international language, (7) concentrating on intercultural communication, (8) teacher education and teacher qualifications, (9) the features of the learner and user of English as an international language, and (10) the nature of strategies of communication in English as an international language.

Keywords

Native Language Native Speaker Neutralization Process Alternative Assessment International Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of English StudiesUniversity of SilesiaSilesiaPoland

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