Incorporating world Englishes into undergraduate ESL education courses

Burcu Ates, Zohreh Eslami, Katherine Landau Wright

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Abstract

English has become the language of global communication and users around the globe are adapting it to meet their needs. It is essential for teachers to keep pace with the changing expectation of its users to be able to prepare students for the realities they encounter in today's globalized world. The purpose of our study was to incorporate world Englishes perspectives into required undergraduate ESL education courses in a teacher education program that prepares PreK-6 generalist and grades 4-8 content area teachers in the southwestern United States. Qualitative and quantitative research findings revealed that preservice teachers vastly benefited from exposure to world Englishes perspectives. The study has pedagogical implications for teacher education programs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-501
Number of pages17
JournalWorld Englishes
Volume34
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2015
Externally publishedYes

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  • Linguistics and Language
  • Anthropology
  • Language and Linguistics
  • Sociology and Political Science

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Incorporating world Englishes into undergraduate ESL education courses. / Ates, Burcu; Eslami, Zohreh; Wright, Katherine Landau.

In: World Englishes, Vol. 34, No. 3, 01.09.2015, p. 485-501.

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Ates, Burcu ; Eslami, Zohreh ; Wright, Katherine Landau. / Incorporating world Englishes into undergraduate ESL education courses. In: World Englishes. 2015 ; Vol. 34, No. 3. pp. 485-501.
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