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ELF in Chinese High School ELT

Kexin Jiang


With the global spread of English, English has become a global language used by people around the world. English also plays an important role in China, and there are a growing number of students in China are learning English. Because of the impact of globalization, most Chinese learners of English will not only use English with native speakers but also with other non-native speakers. However, the cultural content and the varieties of English in the Chinese curriculum may not be multiple and varied enough, which is likely to fail to meet Chinese English students’ needs of intercultural and international communication in real life. This essay will focus on two studies concerning ELF (English as a lingua franca) in curriculum in the Chinese high school context and based on the relevant research, to discuss the pedagogical implications for Chinese high school ELT.


ELF; Chinese High School ELT; Chinese textbooks; Pedagogical implications

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18686/ahe.v7i6.7673