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EIL Education for the Expanding Circle

A Japanese Model, 1st Edition

By Nobuyuki Hino


170 pages | 2 B/W Illus.

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The teaching of English in the Expanding Circle, traditionally called EFL countries, has long been regarded as having no choice but to follow Inner Circle or Anglo-American norms, both in pedagogy and language models. This situation is in sharp contrast with that of the Outer Circle, or ESL countries, where the WE (World Englishes) paradigm, coupled with post-colonialism, has liberated the users of indigenous Englishes from the norms of Anglophone native speakers. Employing. Japan as a primary sample, this book proposes a new paradigm of EIL (English as an International Language) education, by integrating relevant paradigms such as WE and ELF (English as a Lingua Franca), which enables users of English from the Expanding Circle to represent their own voices in international communication.. Various examples of actual classroom practice in EIL are also presented, bridging the longstanding gap between theory and practice in this field.

Table of Contents


1. Liberating the Expanding Circle through EIL

Part I: A Paradigm of EIL Education

2. A Holistic Framework of EIL Education

3. Principles for EIL Education

Part II: Models, Materials, and Methodologies for EIL Education

4. Developing Original Production Models

5. Cultural Content of Teaching Materials

6. Locally-appropriate Methodology

Part III: Practices of EIL Education

7. Approaches and Methods for Teaching EIL

8. A Radio EIL Education Program

9. Integrated Practice in Teaching English as an International Language (IPTEIL)

10. Content and English as a Lingua Franca Integrated Learning (CELFIL)


11. Toward the Ownership of English for the Expanding Circle

About the Author

Nobuyuki Hino (Ph.D) is Professor at the Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan. He currently serves on the editorial/advisory board of the journal World Englishes (Wiley) as well as on the editorial board of the book series Intercultural Communication and Language Education (Springer) and Routledge Advances in Teaching English as an International Language (Routledge).

About the Series

Routledge Studies in World Englishes

Being one of the fastest developing areas of linguistic research, World Englishes has received increasing attention in the research scholarship. There have been published monographs and books series which focus on various aspects of the spread of English across the world. However, given the burgeoning development in the field and growing demand from researchers and educators for relevant resources, there is a need to update some of the existing research and, more importantly, there is an exigency to extend the research scholarship to areas that have not hitherto received due attention. These are also the research gaps this proposed book series hopes to fill, in particular, the need for rigorous features-based and empirically-driven studies on World Englishes.

This Singapore Association for Applied Linguistics book series will provide a starting point for those who wish to know more about the aspects of the spread of English in the current globalized world. Each volume can cover the following aspects of the study of World Englishes: issues and theoretical paradigms, feature-based studies (i.e. phonetics and phonology, syntax, lexis) and language in use (e.g. education, media, the law and other related disciplines). It will contain a comprehensive bibliography of works published on the particular areas at the end of the book.

The aims of the series are

  • To add to and, if possible, break new ground on the existing research on World Englishes;
  • To explore some new varieties of Englishes that have not been previously documented;
  • To provide rigorous features-based studies on varieties of World Englishes;
  • To investigate the issues and theoretical paradigms surrounding the sociolinguistic aspects of the study of World Englishes;
  • To provide an up-to-date documentation of language in use, in education, and language policy issues in World Englishes.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Communication Studies
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / Sociolinguistics
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies