Sociopolitical Issues in Language Instruction General Plenary Session

Reflections on Traditional ‘TESOL’ Curricula and New Perspectives

Fri, Nov 12, 20:00-21:00 Asia/Tokyo

Location: Plenary Session #1

The globalisation of the English language raises several questions about how to prepare English language learners in today’s globalised world. Leading scholars to call for a further paradigm shift. In this talk, I explore research in the field of Global Englishes that calls for new perspectives to ensure TESOL curricula match the new sociolinguistic landscape of the 21st century. I end with an examination of Global Englishes technological innovations and a new innovative online network.