World Englishes in the ESL context, eh
English as a second language, education
Sure, we speak English, but just whose English do we speak? If Singapore and India can have their own hybrids of so-called World Englishes, how about my father? Can Russell from Glace Bay be the spokesperson for Cape Breton English? As an ESL instructor in Canada, should I teach my students more than standard Canadian English? Better yet, should I acknowledge that my many of advanced-level students already speak one kind of English--a World English? The world is changing - my job is changing - again.
McLean, Terence. “World Englishes in a Canadian Context, Eh.” ESL Magazine, no. 46, July/August 2005, 23‐24.
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