Event Date: 16th December 2021


The momentum of development of Global Englishes (GE) has urged language and content teachers to incorporate such notion into classroom teaching. Without certain background knowledge for pre-service teacher training, although teachers have heard of the notion and are willing to implement Global Englishes language teaching (GELT), they do not know how to do so. This talk first addresses the concept of GELT with some cases in various contexts then with some challenges of implementing GELT. At the end, some implications of GELT-based teacher education from the perspectives of ‘looking inward’, ‘looking around’, and ‘looking forward’ will be discussed.

About the Speaker:

Dr. Fan Fang obtained his PhD from the Centre for Global Englishes, University of Southampton, UK. He is currently Associate Professor at College of Liberal Arts, Shantou University, China. His research interests include Global Englishes, sociolinguistics, language attitude, identity, intercultural communication, teacher education and language teaching and learning. Fan Fang has published articles in journals including Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Asian Englishes, ELT Journal, English Today, Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, Language, Culture and Curriculum, Language and Education, Language Teaching Research, Lingua, RELC Journal, System, among others. His latest books include a monograph titled Re-positioning accent attitude in the Global Englishes paradigm (Routledge) and an edited volume (co-edited with Dr Handoyo Widodo) titled Critical Perspectives on Global Englishes in Asia (Multilingual Matters).