DENCHAI PRABJANDEE (BURAPHA UNIVERSITY )

GLOBAL ENGLISHES LANGUAGE TEACHING: SOME PRACTICAL ACTIVITIES : GLOBAL ENGLISHES

The global spread of English creates the complexity of interaction, where English users can no longer predict who they will likely to communicate with (Galloway & Rose, 2015). This unpredictable interaction brings challenges to English teachers to prepare a different kind competence for learners in order to successfully interact with other English users in the current sociolinguistic reality. Global Englishes Language Teaching (GELT), termed by Galloway (2011) and developed further by Rose and Galloway (2019), is a new ELT paradigm to prepare learners for the messy world of diverse English users. Underpinning this paradigm is a change in views of the ownership of English, the emancipation of non-native speakers from native speakers norms, and a repositioning of the target interlocutor. GELT is in its initial stage of development, thus it warrants the need to conduct more research, especially how to make this concept more practical in ELT classrooms. This presentation will share some practical learning activities to raise learner's awareness of the current sociolinguistic reality. The activities were designed based on the transformative learning theory (Jarvis, 2009), in which learners were presented with a series of disjunctures, followed by an immediate reflection and a discussion of practice solution. Empirical insights of these activities will be also presented. Finally, recommendation of how to design learning activities will be included.

Denchai Prabjandee, Ed.D. is a chair of the Ph.D. program in Teaching English as a Global Language, Faculty of Education, Burapha University, Thailand. His research interests include the global spread of English and its impact on language teaching.