1st Edition

English as a Lingua Franca in the Language Classroom Applying Theory to ELT Practice

Edited By Éva Illés, Yasemin Bayyurt Copyright 2024
    196 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    196 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This new text is a guide for understanding, envisioning, and acting on the lessons of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) research in English Language Teaching (ELT) classrooms. The volume is the result of the cooperation of an international team that includes members involved in research, teacher education, and classroom practice.

    This collection bridges theory, methodology, and real-world application of ELF research for the first time. Chapters offer a variety of practical perspectives and support teachers to better prepare their students for the reality of how the English language is used around the world today.

    With close attention to the nuts and bolts of teaching – as well as useful features for further investigation, discussion, and application – this book will be a helpful, practical resource for current and prospective English language teachers, teacher trainers and mentors, and curriculum designers.



    1 Introduction

    Yasemin Bayyurt

    2 Theoretical foundation: Terminology, ELF theory and research, language pedagogy and teacher education

    Éva Illés & Yasemin Bayyurt

    3 Teaching literature with ELF paradigm in ELT classrooms

    Derya Altınmakas & Hande Serdar Tülüce

    4 Using Web-based technology in ELF contexts

    Lili Cavalheiro, Luis Guerra, Ricardo Pereira & Tímea Tiboldi

    5 Assessment in ELF-informed pedagogy?

    Eva Knechtelsdorfer

    6 Integrating ELF-aware pedagogy into English classes: Practical ideas and hands-on practices

    Elif Kemaloğlu-Er, Esma Biricik Deniz, Yonca Özkan

    7 CLIL and ELF in the ELT classroom

    Éva Illés, Yasemin Bayyurt & László Katona

    8 World Englishes and ELF in ELT coursebooks

    Paola Vettorel

    9 Authenticity in listening: An ELF perspective in the classroom

    Natasha Tsantila & Lucilla Lopriore

    10 Conclusion Éva Illés



    Éva Illés (PhD, University of London) is Associate Professor of English Applied Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, Hungary. She has published articles and book chapters on pragmatics, ELT, and teacher education. She is author of Understanding Context in Language Use and Teaching: An ELF Perspective (2020).

    Yasemin Bayyurt (PhD, Lancaster University) is Professor of Applied Linguistics at Boğaziçi University, Istanbul, Turkey. She has published extensively on ELF- aware in- and pre-service teacher education, CLIL, and English medium instruction. She is the co-editor of Current Perspectives on Pedagogy for ELF (2015) and the editor of Bloomsbury World Englishes, Vol. 3: Pedagogies (2021).