Pre-service English teachers' attitudes towards English as a lingua franca
TATE Volume 66, Number 1, ISSN 0742-051X Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
This study investigated the attitudes pre-service English teachers—English majors, students minoring in English, graduate students, and interns—have towards English as a lingua franca. Results showed differences concerning the native speaker of English as a role model and the importance of exposure to a variety of Englishes. Interns and English majors expressed higher expectations for attaining native-like proficiency; English minors showed less reliance on a native-speaker model. To help future educators develop greater awareness of the role of English in today's world, teacher preparation programs in settings where English is a foreign language should reflect a global Englishes perspective.
Curran, J.E. & Chern, C.l. (2017). Pre-service English teachers' attitudes towards English as a lingua franca. Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, 66(1), 137-146. Elsevier Ltd.