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From Western English to Global English: Issues in Cultural and Pragmatic Instruction

1Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Cavite, Philippines


American Journal of Educational Research. 2014, Vol. 2 No. 12C, 4-7
DOI: 10.12691/education-2-12C-2
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Josiah Gabriel Hunt. From Western English to Global English: Issues in Cultural and Pragmatic Instruction. American Journal of Educational Research. 2014; 2(12C):4-7. doi: 10.12691/education-2-12C-2.

Correspondence to: Josiah  Gabriel Hunt, Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies, Cavite, Philippines. Email: huntj@aiias.edu

Abstract

This paper examines the impact globalization has had on the English language. As English has arisen to become the de facto official language of over 90 nations, the question is asked: Whose culture should be taught in language classrooms? It is suggested that cultural instruction should not be limited to that of Western nations, but must be globally inclusive taking into account diverse perspectives. In doing so, language learners develop the communicative competence needed to effectively interact in cross-cultural exchanges.

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