Introducing English as a Lingua Franca: an Online Tutorial
About the tutorial
'Introducing English as Lingua Franca' is an online tutorial which aims to raise students' awareness of their own use of English in mixed language groups. The tutorial begins with a brief background to ELF and to a discourse analytic approach to talk-in-interaction. The main section of the tutorial is a description of a group activity which students can do in or outside of class, involving: recording a group discussion; trying transcription; and comparing and discussing a short section of their transcription. The activity is described in detailed steps, making this tutorial one which students should be able to follow without further input from a module tutor. The tutorial contains interactive flashcards of transcription symbols, video and audio of classroom discussion in mixed language groups, and suggestions for further reading.
The tutorial is available:
- as a customisable Word file;
- and as HTML pages which can be imported into Blackboard as a Learning Module.
Download the tutorial (Version 2)
Download the tutorial (Version 1)
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