This paper aims to contribute to the contemporary debate on English as a Lingua Franca by exploring two closely related issues that may become crucial should ELF gain a central role in the didactic practices of European universities at large. First, it enters the biased terrain of ELT materials used at university level to show their present unsuitability to create an ELF-friendly environment. It then attempts to see how a more fertile ground may be created by a) making full use of the resources provided by postcolonial studies and b) by filling in three main discrepancies that at present seem to divide English as a Lingua Franca studies in Europe from the developments of Lingua Franca English taking place in other parts of the world.

Help for the ELF world. Contributions from the Ex-Colonial World

Roberta Cimarosti
2012-01-01

Abstract

This paper aims to contribute to the contemporary debate on English as a Lingua Franca by exploring two closely related issues that may become crucial should ELF gain a central role in the didactic practices of European universities at large. First, it enters the biased terrain of ELT materials used at university level to show their present unsuitability to create an ELF-friendly environment. It then attempts to see how a more fertile ground may be created by a) making full use of the resources provided by postcolonial studies and b) by filling in three main discrepancies that at present seem to divide English as a Lingua Franca studies in Europe from the developments of Lingua Franca English taking place in other parts of the world.
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