With the majority of global English users being non native speakers in Asian contexts, how can educators help Japanese students shift their perspectives of ideal linguistic role models from the idealised native speaker standard to the competent (NNS) plurilingual user of English? This presentation discusses language use during a field trip in Cambodia where Japanese university students exploited diverse opportunities for English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) communication finding near-peer role models among Cambodian students and local people in daily interactions.
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ILA 2018: Call for proposals
- 5-8 September 2018
- Konan Women’s University, Kobe, Japan
- "Whose Autonomy? Voices and Agency in Language Learning"
- Plenary speakers: James Lantolf, Jo Mynard, Leena Karlsson and Chika Hayashi
The call for proposals has been extended to 31 January 2018!
To submit a proposal, please create an account on the ILA 2018 web site.
We are proud to announce that the first issue of The Learner Development Journal, "Visualizing Learner Development," is now online! The full issue is available for download, as well as each of the individual papers.
Hugh Nicoll & Darren Elliott (co-editors)