The Issues of Standard English and Its Implication on English language Teaching

Herlina Karjo, Clara (2010) The Issues of Standard English and Its Implication on English language Teaching. In: Proceedings of LIA International Conference 2010 World Class Across Cultures, 28-30 April 2010, Sanur, Bali.

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In the present time, it is undeniable that English has become the most widely used language in the world. Currently, there are a proximately seventy five territories all over the world where English is spoken either as first language (L1) or as an official second language (L2). English is also the language most widely taught as a foreign language. Kachru divided the use of English into three concentric circles: the inner circle, the outer circle and the expanding circle. The English in each circle has specific characteristics and features. Therefore, nowadays English has evolved into different kinds or varieties such as British English, American English, Australian English, etc. These variations of English are now termed as World Englishes The emergence of World Englishes poses a problem for countries in which English is learned as a foreign language, such as in Indonesia. The main problem is choosing the standard variety for the teaching of English. Choosing the standard variety is no an easy matter. There are a lot of things to considers, among all: the purpose or English language teaching, the materials, the teachers, and many others. This article dis usses the issues that must be considered before determining which kind of English is suitable for educational purpose in Indonesia.

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LANGUAGE AND education
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Date Deposited: 14 Jan 2013 04:30
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