Conclusion: Teaching English in Difficult Circumstances—Lessons Learnt and the Way Forward
The concluding chapter highlights the major themes and lessons learnt from the contributions to this volume, representing the myriad worlds in which English is taught across three continents, that is, Asia, Africa and Latin America. The differences in terms of resource provision, affordability or teaching-learning environment, such as large under-resourced classrooms and ELT in a prison or refugee camp, require the ELT profession to be responsive to the varied contexts of its ‘agents’ and ‘clients’ (teachers and learners) and explore a variety of approaches including technology-based solutions, classroom research and the use of skilled local teachers’ knowledge and expertise to address local exigencies within the global trends in ELT.
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