Reading Time: 4 minutesSwan (2017) argues that ELF is nothing new, that ELF is not necessarily an expression of ownership or personal expression, and that targetlikeness may be a more appropriate focus when concerning pedagogy.
Reading Time: 4 minutesThis article explores discrepancies between the topics included in ELT textbooks and the actual topics of conversation in English learners’ encounters with peers.
Reading Time: 6 minutesThis article discusses research related to three types of interventions that could help English speakers build more successful international communications.
Reading Time: 3 minutesThis article introduces LX as a way to move away from the native/non-native speaker or L1/L2 dichotomy towards a more accurate representation of multi-competent language users.
Reading Time: 3 minutesTribble uses corpus data to argue that the native/non-native speaker dichotomy (and English as a Linga Franca assumptions) does not play a role in academic writing.