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Interview with David Graddol: League Tables for Nations Futile

Interview with David Graddol David talks about his exploration of the changing role of English around the world and the impact that global change is having on how and when English is taught. ** Countries worry where they rank but … Continue reading

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Chinglish Spoken Here: English in China

“the growth of the use of English as the world’s primary language for international communication has obviously been continuing for several decades” (David Graddol, English Next, 2006) It was David Graddol who identified China as an early adopter of the … Continue reading

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How Long Does it Take to Create a New Generation of Teachers Who are Proficient in English?

The question above comes as a reflection, and thus a rhetorical question (I wonder…), which does not seek an answer. It is based on information found in the publication, “English Next”, written by David Graddol. Success or failure in the … Continue reading

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