Event Date: 13th November 2021

About the Webinar:

It is no surprise today that the status of English has changed to become more diverse given the global utilization of the language by mostly nonnative multilingual and multicultural speakers who use and teach English in EFL contexts. Regardless of this continued linguistic diversification, most EFL teachers still adhere to EFL-oriented pedagogies and native speakerism practices in teaching English. To move away from this thinking in ELT practice from an educational standpoint, and practically teach English and prepare students (as EFL teachers) for real-world English usage, this presentation delves into discussions of English pluricentricity pedagogy and its practical relevance for adoption by EFL teachers in EFL settings. This presentation hopes to direct EFL teachers’ pedagogic practices towards the teaching of ‘Englishes’ rather than ‘English’ in achieving a practical and consistent ELT pedagogy with today’s Global Englishes paradigm.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Eric A. Ambele is a lecturer and researcher at the Department of Western Languages and Linguistics, Mahasarakham University, Thailand. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics and is the author/co-author of numerous articles, book chapters and books. His research interests focus on Global Englishes & English as a Lingua Franca, Sociolinguistics, English Medium Instruction, Teacher Education, beliefs, attitudes & identity, Discourse Analysis, Intercultural Communication, and Innovative Research Methodology.