ABSTRACT

D’Angelo, J. (2017). Applying the ‘WE Enterprise’ to expanding circle ELT. Korean Journal of English Language and Linguistics 17-4, 681-699. This paper outlines the major accomplishments of the pluricentric paradigms of world Englishes, EIL, and ELF, and their relevance to new, less-nativist critical approaches to English language pedagogy. More specifically, the paper recommends that for universities in the Kachruvian ‘Expanding Circle’—contexts which were never colonized by Britain or the United States—to compete in the field of global higher education, we must develop an approach to English teaching which goes beyond a traditional 4-skills mentality. We must begin to implement English as a medium of instruction (EMI) programs at our local institutions, in order to provide a platform for our students to interact with those from all over the world. This is not possible for all proficiency level of students. Hence, the paper recommends creating separate ‘normal’ and ‘honors’ tracks. Yet in both cases, the curriculum should be informed by important insights from the ‘WE Enterprise’.

KEYWORD

WE Enterprise, EIL, ELF, pluricentric paradigms, World Englishes

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