Welcome to the companion website for Introducing Global Englishes, written by Dr Nicola Galloway of the University of Edinburgh and Dr Heath Rose of Trinity College Dublin.
On this website you will find more than 70 hours of classroom activities based on the content of the book. These activities have been trialled in the classroom and offer a range of discussion, research, and extension tasks to engage readers with the content of the book.
Provided for each chapter of the book are:
- Extra activities – which can be used to introduce key concepts of the chapter, and to wrap-up the content by having students apply these concepts to case studies and real-life examples
- PowerPoint slides – which can be used by teachers to deliver the content of each chapter in a lecture-style class
- Reading discussion lessons – which offer an alternative to lectures as a way to deliver content in a student-centred class
- Debate lessons – which encourage students to explore both sides of a controversial issue connected to Global Englishes, such as non-native and native speaker divisions in the English language teaching (ELT) industry
- Extra assignment topics – which can be used as assessment items for a course, or as smaller homework assignments
- Research tasks – where students explore a concept from the chapter through collection and/or analysis of original data
- Online audio-visual materials – connected to the content of the book, including links to YouTube videos and/or TED talks, original interviews with scholars in the field, and interviews with learners and users of English as a global language
- Links to speech samples of World Englishes – to illustrate linguistic features.
Many of these activities include ready-to-use classroom handouts that can be freely downloaded and copied on condition that the book and its authors are attributed (as has been done on each handout).
English is now a globalized phenomenon, and English has become the world’s foremost lingua franca, dominating the world stage in a number of domains. The English language has transcended its original boundaries, due first to British colonialism and more recently due to its inextricable connection to globalization. It is no longer appropriate to associate English purely with native-speaking nations. Today, English is spoken by a global community and therefore is a language with a global ownership.
It is no surprise that the extraordinary growth in English users around the world, and consequently changing sociolinguistic uses of the English language, have resulted in a wealth of research that investigates topics such as the history of English, language change, language variation, language attitudes and English language teaching.
While the book explores each of these topics in depth, this companion website engages learners further and encourages them to analyze real-world materials, cases, and events through the lens of Global Englishes.