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 Language issues in global communication
Lesson 1/2 Test your knowledge of Global English
Lesson 1/3 Fact file
Lesson 1/4 Revision

UNIT 2 What is a global language?
Lesson 2/1 What makes a global language?
Lesson 2/2 Candidates for the global language status
Lesson 2/3 Can Chinese become a global language?
Lesson 2/4 Revision

UNIT 3 Global English
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
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’ perspective
Lesson 7/3 Language learners’ perspectives in Hungary and abroad
Lesson 7/4 Revision

UNIT 8 Round-up
Lesson 8/1 Closing vocabulary test
Lesson 8/2 Key ideas
Lesson 8/3 Interpretation and criticism
Lesson 8/4 Design a lesson plan

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