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China's Confucius Institute Project: language and soft power in world politics
(Common Ground, 2009)
The Chinese language is an important source of soft power, and China conducts various activities to promote Chinese language learning throughout the world, the main one being the establishment of Chinese language and ...
The double danger of English as a global language
(Cambridge University Press, 2010)
Language learning in Australia has at times been a much debated and somewhat controversial topic. This paper examines the reasons why it is dangerous to view English as the 'global language'.
[BOOK REVIEW] Zhangxian Pan (2005). Linguistic and Cultural Identities in Chinese Varieties of English. Beijing: Peking University Press. 280 pp. ISBN 7-301-10261-5.
(Department of Languages, Flinders University, 2007-08)
This book focuses on how English is changing, and developing new forms and functions, through its interaction with China and the Chinese people, or what Pan calls Chinese Varieties of English (CVE). This is an important ...
English in minority areas of China : some findings and directions for further research.
(Shannon Research Press, 2006-09)
This paper discusses a neglected aspect of English in China, its impact on ethnic minorities and their languages. It begins with an overview of the current situation of the minorities and their languages then, based on ...
ELT today: From dilemma to professional responsibilities
(The Australian Council of TESOL Associations, 2009)
In order to develop individual and community identities in a globalising world, pedagogies of connection are compelled to move beyond a ‘method’ approach to English language teaching (ELT). A postmethod pedagogy looks to ...