Eil Education for the Expanding Circle : A Japanese Model
(Routledge Studies in World Englishes)
169 p. illustrations ; 24 cm.
With a special focus on Japan as one of the countries in the Expanding Circle in Kachru's model of World Englishes, and where EIL education is an urgent task amid the tide of globalization, the book proposes a theoretical foundation for the concept of EIL, and discusses its pedagogical application.
The teaching of English in the Expanding Circle, traditionally called EFL countries, has long been regarded as having no choice but to follow Inner Circle or Anglo-American norms, both in pedagogy and language models. This situation is in sharp contrast with that of the Outer Circle, or ESL countries, where the WE (World Englishes) paradigm, coupled with post-colonialism, has liberated the users of indigenous Englishes from the norms of Anglophone native speakers. Employing. Japan as a primary sample, this book proposes a new paradigm of EIL (English as an International Language) education, by integrating relevant paradigms such as WE and ELF (English as a Lingua Franca), which enables users of English from the Expanding Circle to represent their own voices in international communication.. Various examples of actual classroom practice in EIL are also presented, bridging the longstanding gap between theory and practice in this field.
Table of Contents
Introduction 1. Liberating the Expanding Circle through EIL Part I: A Paradigm of EIL Education 2. A Holistic Framework of EIL Education 3. Principles for EIL Education Part II: Models, Materials, and Methodologies for EIL Education 4. Developing Original Production Models 5. Cultural Content of Teaching Materials 6. Locally-appropriate Methodology Part III: Practices of EIL Education 7. Approaches and Methods for Teaching EIL 8. A Radio EIL Education Program 9. Integrated Practice in Teaching English as an International Language (IPTEIL) 10. Content and English as a Lingua Franca Integrated Learning (CELFIL) Conclusion 11. Toward the Ownership of English for the Expanding Circle