Friday, September 28, 2012

Lecture by John O'Regan on October 20

English as a world language: some perspectives on teaching and learning in a globalized age

John O’Regan, Ph.D.
Institute of Education, University of London

Since the end of the Second World War the English language has developed into a global language of communication. In this talk Dr. John O’Regan of the Institute of Education, University of London, examines the development of English as an international language in an age of globalization. He considers some of the debates around the global dominance of English and how this affects perceptions of teaching and learning in the classroom. In an era of English as a lingua franca Dr. O’Regan welcomes the views of English language teachers and other interested persons regarding what English as a world language is and what kind of English should be taught in schools and universities.

Saturday, October 20, 2012
14:00 to 16:00
Collaboration Room 3
Fourth Floor, Building 18, Komaba Campus
The University of Tokyo

Open to the public. No reservations required.

Cohosted with the Centre for Global Communication Strategies

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