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ERIC Number: EJ1110495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1358-684X
Kachru's Three Concentric Circles and English Teaching Fallacies in EFL and ESL Contexts
Xiaoqiong, Betsy Hu; Xianxing, Jiang
Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, v18 n2 p219-228 2011
This paper attempts to introduce and explain the famous Three Concentric Circles proposed by Kachru, namely, the Inner Circle, the Outer Circle and the Expanding Circle. Based on Kachru's theory, the paper proceeds to discuss four fallacies in EFL and ESL contexts, which are (1) English learners in the Outer and Expanding Circles learn English essentially to communicate with people from the Inner Circle; (2) a native speaker model is the only appropriate model for all learners of English; (3) all native speakers of English can go to teach in the Outer and Expanding circles; (4) English is a tool for understanding and teaching American or British cultural values.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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