Introducing English as a Lingua Franca: An Online Tutorial
This tutorial aims to raise students' awareness of their own use of English in mixed language groups. It begins with a brief background to ELF and to a discourse analytic approach to talk-in-interaction. The main section of the tutorial is a description of a group activity which students can do in or outside of class, involving:
- recording a group discussion
- trying transcription
- comparing and discussing a short section of their transcription.
The activity is described in detailed steps, making this tutorial one which students should be able to follow without further input from a module tutor. The tutorial contains interactive flashcards of transcription symbols, video and audio of classroom discussion in mixed language groups, and suggestions for further reading.
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