[Edling] Video: Professionalism and Myths in TESOL

Francis Hult francis.hult at englund.lu.se
Wed Mar 27 10:59:37 EDT 2019

Professionalism and Myths in TESOL

Robert Phillipson

TESOL, an 'international association', and its 'global partner' the British Council, pursue government-defined goals. How professionally defensible is dispatching English native speakers worldwide when under-qualified linguistically and culturally? English teaching in national education systems presupposes bilingual, bicultural competence, including translation and metalinguistic knowledge. Myth-making about 'global' English needs constant debunking.


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