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From the Gurus

Jennifer Jenkins :

  • _____Current Perspectives on Teaching World Englishes and English as a Lingua Franca. Vol. 40, No. 1 (Mar., 2006), pp. 157-181. TESOL Quarterly. Stable URL:
  • _____, Alessia Cogo and Martin Dewey (2011). Review of developments in research into English as a lingua franca. Language Teaching, 44, pp 281-315 doi:10.1017/S0261444811000115

Barbara Seidlhofer:

  • _____(2004). 10. RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES ON TEACHING ENGLISH AS A LINGUA FRANCA. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, 24, pp 209-239 doi:10.1017/S0267190504000145

Other relevant articles (among many, many more!)

  • Crawford, Jane C. (2005) English as a lingua franca: Implications for teacher education programs. In  Proceedings 22nd International Conference on English Teaching and Learning in the Republic of China, pages pp. 77-87, National Taiwan Normal University, Taipei, Taiwan. Last access September 15, 2011:
  • Dauer, Rebecca. (2005). The Lingua Franca Core: A New Model for Pronunciation Instruction? TESOL Quarterly, Vol. 39, No. 3 (Sep., 2005), pp. 543-550. Stable URL:
  • Kaur, Jagdish. (2010) Achieving mutual understanding in world Englishes. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-971X.2010.01638.x
  • Mauranen, Anna. The Corpus of English as Lingua Franca in Academic Settings. TESOL Quarterly Vol. 37, No. 3 (Autumn, 2003), pp. 513-52. Stable URL:

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McKay, Sandra. (2002). Standards for English as an International Language. Teaching English as an International Language. Chapter 3 found online at: