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Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal 2015, 17 1

Author: Subrata Kumar Bhowmik

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Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal ISSN: 0123-4641 caljournal@yahoo.com Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas Colombia Kumar Bhowmik, Subrata World Englishes and English Language Teaching: A pragmatic and humanistic approach Colombian Applied Linguistics Journal, vol.
17, núm.
1, enero-junio, 2015, pp.
142-157 Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas Bogotá, Colombia Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=305739087010 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative REFLECTION ON PRAXIS World Englishes and English Language Teaching: A pragmatic and humanistic approach Lenguas inglesas del mundo y la enseñanza del inglés: un enfoque pragmático y humanístico Subrata Kumar Bhowmik1 Citation - Para citar este artículo: Bhowmik, S.
K.
(2015).
World Englishes and English Language Teaching: A Pragmatic and Humanistic Approach. Colomb.
Appl.
Linguist.
J., 17(1), pp.142-157. Received: 12-Aug-2014 - Accepted: 27-Apr-2015 DOI: http:--dx.doi.org-10.14483-udistrital.jour.calj.2015.1.a10 Abstract Seidlhofer (2005) describes the current status of English as an “unstable equilibrium.” In many ways this analogy regarding the current state of affairs with English language teaching (ELT) is appropriate.
Taking a World Englishes (WE) perspective, this paper presents various mismatches between teaching goals and objectives vis-à-vis the teaching and learning outcomes in ELT.
The paper then makes the argument that in order for more successful English language teaching and learning to take place, a pragmatic and humanistic approach needs to be adopted.
An outline of such an approach is discussed. Keywords: ELT, a humanistic approach to ELT, a pragmatic approach to ELT, World Englishes Resumen Seidlhofer...





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