Linguistic rights and language policy issues in relation to English as a Lingua Franca

E-learning course for undergraduate English Studies programmes

Limited public version

Magnuczné dr. Godó Ágnes

University of Miskolc
2017 (Updated: 2021)





UNIT 1 Orientation
Lesson 1/1 Test your knowledge of Global English!

Lesson 1/2 Fact file

Lesson 1/3 Language issues in global communication

Lesson 1/4 Revision

UNIT 2 What is a Global Language?
Lesson 2/1 Criteria

Lesson 2/2 Candidates for the Global Language status

Lesson 2/3 Can Chinese become a Global Language?

Lesson 2/4 Revision

UNIT 3 The evolution of Global English: History, labels and speakers
Lesson 3/1 How did it come to this? The evolution of Global English

Lesson 3/2 World Englishes, International English, English as a Lingua Franca?

Lesson 3/3 Circles of English

Lesson 3/4 Revision

UNIT 4 English as a threat: Cultural and linguistic imperialism
Lesson 4/1 Do we want a common language?

Lesson 4/2 Linguistic imperialism

Lesson 4/3 Values and myths

Lesson 4/4 Revision

UNIT 5 Counteracting the threat: Language ecology and plurilingualism
Lesson 5/1 Language ecology

Lesson 5/2 European plurilingualism

Lesson 5/3 Problems with multilingualism and plurilingualism

Lesson 5/4 Revision

UNIT 6 Democratising the non-native speaker
Lesson 6/1 English as a Lingua Franca

Lesson 6/2 From teaching English as a Foreign Language to teaching English as a Lingua Franca

Lesson 6/3 A new pidgin? The criticism of ELF

Lesson 6/4 Revision

UNIT 7 Teachers’ and learners’ perspectives on ELF
Lesson 7/1 Teachers’ opinions about ELF world-wide

Lesson 7/2 Hungarian teachers’ perspectives

Lesson 7/3 Language learners’ perspectives in Hungary and abroad

Lesson 7/4 Revision

UNIT 8 Round-up
Lesson 8/1 Key vocabulary 

Lesson 8/2 Key ideas

Lesson 8/3 Interpretation and criticism

Lesson 8/4 Design lesson plans

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