From EFL to ELF: Implications for teacher education

Subhan Zein

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    This chapter discusses a shift in perspective in English language education in Indonesia from English as a foreign language (EFL) to English as a lingua franca (ELF). The chapter reviews the historical background of English language education, outlining the curricular alterations affecting the teaching and learning of the language in the country. It argues that despite the suggestion to embrace an English as a second language perspective, English language education in Indonesia is currently making a transition to ELF. Further, the chapter demonstrates that the changing landscape of English education, the importance of character building and a shift in language attitude make up the reasons for the transition to ELF in the wake of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Integration. The chapter finally outlines implications for teacher education.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationTeacher education for English as a lingua franca: Perspectives from Indonesia
    Editors Subhan Zein
    Place of PublicationLondon, England
    PublisherRoutledge Taylor and Francis Group
    ISBN (Print)9780203730522
    Publication statusPublished - 2018


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