3.1 Establishing context

Review Materials

Welcome to the “Establishing context” Section of the ENRICH CPD Course. This Section focuses on the significance of the context in English language teaching and learning. To this end, it addresses a range of taken-for-granted “truths” related to our ways of understanding ‘English’ and our role as teachers which can and do change over time. Emphasis is placed on how English is used in society, on how teachers and learners use English both in and outside of school and on how English education relates to these uses. This Section includes two Activities in total.

Click below to watch the video of this Section:

Supplementary Materials

Click here to download the Power Point Presentation used in the video.
Click here to download the transcript of the video.
Click here to view and/or download the book ‘English Next’ by David Graddol


This Section includes the following Activities:

  • Activity 1a: The users of English
  • Activity 1b: The teachers of English
  • Activity 1c: The learners of English
  • Activity 2: Changes in our context *

Click here to download the Activities in a printable format.

How to cite this section:

Chvala, L. and Surkolavic, D. (2021). Establishing context [Online Lecture]. In N. Sifakis and S. Kordia (Eds.), The ENRICH Continuous Professional Development Course. The ENRICH Project. (http://enrichproject.eu/lessons/176-3-1-establishing-context)


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