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Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2049-7156
Pubblicato per la prima volta
15 Mar 2014
Periodo di pubblicazione
4 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

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Volume 2 (2015): Edizione 4 (October 2015)

Dettagli della rivista
Formato
Rivista
eISSN
2049-7156
Pubblicato per la prima volta
15 Mar 2014
Periodo di pubblicazione
4 volte all'anno
Lingue
Inglese

Cerca

1 Articoli
Accesso libero

Chinese university students’ ELF awareness: Impacts of language education in China

Pubblicato online: 14 Oct 2015
Pagine: 86 - 106

Astratto

Abstract

This paper sets out to investigate Chinese university students’ ELF awareness, which is conceptualised with regards to language education. The study, based on 24 semi-structured interviews, demonstrates that Chinese university students are still framing their understanding of English with the affiliation to idealised notions of monolingual origin of native English, despite being situated in a changing world where multilingual speakers of English are becoming the majority of English users and ELF is becoming a prominent communicative phenomenon. The participants’ account reveals the role of language education as the interface between language ideology and linguistic reality in China. Based on the study, this paper suggests ways of minimising the gap in ELF awareness. While this paper appreciates Chinese philosophy of education, the focus is on promoting awareness of English in relation to its sociocultural context and considering “imagined communities” in the learning so as to come to terms with sociolinguistic reality.

Parole chiave

  • ELF awareness
  • language education
  • China
  • imagined communities

关键词

  • ELF 意识
  • 语言教育
  • 中国
  • 想象共同体
1 Articoli
Accesso libero

Chinese university students’ ELF awareness: Impacts of language education in China

Pubblicato online: 14 Oct 2015
Pagine: 86 - 106

Astratto

Abstract

This paper sets out to investigate Chinese university students’ ELF awareness, which is conceptualised with regards to language education. The study, based on 24 semi-structured interviews, demonstrates that Chinese university students are still framing their understanding of English with the affiliation to idealised notions of monolingual origin of native English, despite being situated in a changing world where multilingual speakers of English are becoming the majority of English users and ELF is becoming a prominent communicative phenomenon. The participants’ account reveals the role of language education as the interface between language ideology and linguistic reality in China. Based on the study, this paper suggests ways of minimising the gap in ELF awareness. While this paper appreciates Chinese philosophy of education, the focus is on promoting awareness of English in relation to its sociocultural context and considering “imagined communities” in the learning so as to come to terms with sociolinguistic reality.

Parole chiave

  • ELF awareness
  • language education
  • China
  • imagined communities

关键词

  • ELF 意识
  • 语言教育
  • 中国
  • 想象共同体

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