2.1 ELF-aware teaching

Review Materials

Welcome to the “ELF-aware teaching” Section of the ENRICH CPD Course. This Section focuses on defining the concept of “ELF awareness” and, in particular, the concept of “ELF-aware teaching”, as a process whereby insights drawn from English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) are integrated in current ELT practices to the extent that this is appropriate and relevant to the local context. Special emphasis is placed on the three components of the concept of ELF awareness, namely “awareness of language and language use”, “awareness of instructional practice” and “awareness of learning”, and on what each of them involves in practice. Specific examples of the ways in which textbook input and activities can be enriched from an ELF-aware perspective are provided. This Section includes 3 Activities in total.

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Supplementary Materials

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This Section includes the following Activities:

  • Activity 1: Introduction to ELF-aware teaching
  • Activity 2: Metalinguistic and metacognitive awareness *
  • Activity 3: Adapting ELT activities
  • Activity 4: ELF awareness in our own textbooks *

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How to cite this section:

Sifakis, N. (2021). ELF-aware teaching [Online Lecture]. In N. Sifakis and S. Kordia (Eds.), The ENRICH Continuous Professional Development Course. The ENRICH Project. (http://enrichproject.eu/lessons/164-2-1-elf-aware-teaching)


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