Selecting an Instructional Variety for an EIL Curriculum

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The linguistic, cultural and functional diversity associated with English today challenges some of the fundamental assumptions of English Language Teaching (ELT) and requires that we revisit our pedagogical practices, especially in classrooms where English is taught as an international language (EIL). One of the first questions teachers and program administrators are confronted with is which instructional variety to use. What options are available and how to arrive at the decision are common follow-up concerns. There are also other important decisions that need to be made in an EIL curriculum, as illustrated in other chapters in this volume; the selection of the instructional variety, however, is one of the most significant ones because it affects other aspects of the curriculum as well, including material selection and assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples and Practices of Teaching English as an International Language
PublisherChannel View Publications
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9781847697042
ISBN (Print)9781847697028
StatePublished - Mar 16 2012

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)


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