[EDLING:128] Mauritius: Less Grammar and More Vocabulary for Oral English

Francis M. Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Thu May 17 22:20:38 UTC 2007


Less Grammar and More Vocabulary for Oral English

"You want to go outside, isn't it?" Many English teachers or those who simply 
love the language of Shakespeare will be shocked at the sight of this sentence. 
Yet, it may be part of the English language and considered as correct in the 
future. Christine Latham Koenig, who held training sessions for teachers of 
schools under the aegis of the Bureau of Catholic Education (BEC) last week, 
revealed that English was increasingly turning into a global language and that 
research tends to show that it will be made more international for 
communication purposes as years go by. As a result, teachers may have to review 
the way they have been teaching English.

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