Alex Case of the wonderful Tefltastic blog wrote to me a little while ago with some questions about teaching functional language and English as a lingua Franca. Oooooo, two irresistable topics that were bound to get me started. It resulted in a long piece that you can read on his blog here: Me vs Vicki Hollett on functional language and ELF
I’ll be taking part in a whole day on the subject of ELF and BELF at a pre-conference event prior to the BESIG conference in Glasgow. (Today is the last day to get the early bird discount for that so sign up now if you can.) Chia Suan Chong and Mark Powell will both be speaking too, and what’s exciting about that is we’ll be trying to move the discussion on from theory to practice, something that has come up in this blog before.
And finally, to refresh your memories on some of the issues, here’s another link to the video about ELF and BELF that I made for a webinar we had last year. Hope to see y’all at IATEFL.