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ERIC Number: EJ827821
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 37
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
English as a Foreign Language, Globalisation and Conceptual Questioning
Jordao, Clarissa Menezes
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v7 n1 p95-107 Mar 2009
This text discusses the locus of English in globalisation discourses. Assuming that languages constitute discursive formations informing ways of knowing, discourses of English as a global language (EGL) are positioned in relation to teaching English as a foreign language in the "glocal" scene. We draw on post-colonial theories and critical education, treating languages as social practices and conceiving of teaching EGL as a privileged context for discursive agency, especially when discourses of global English are critically engaged with through "dialogue" and conceptual questioning. We present a "post-method" suggestion of procedures to promote conceptual questioning through construction of open spaces. (Contains 7 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil