Sendai JALT:

World English - What is it and should we teach it?

Date: Sunday, August 31st, 2003 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: A roundtable discussion

The August meeting will be a discussion on World English. As always the discussion will go wherever the participants take it, we will as a minimum touch on these questions:

  1. What are the various varieties of English, how are they defined, and who owns them?
  2. Is there a single variety of English that can be styled as World English?
  3. Do our students need to know this or should they learn a particular variety such as American, British, or Australian?
There is no pre-reading for this discussion but you might think about the subject so that you can add you ideas and questions to the discussion.

Organization: Sendai Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Sendai JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free (also free for TALE members; TALE is Tohoku Association of Language Educators)
Non-members: 1000 yen (for non-JALT and non-TALE members), students 500 yen (but free the first time)

Venue: Aoba-ku Chuo Shimin Center (formerly the Ichibancho Shimin Center)

Location: Sendai City, Miyagi Prefecture, Japan


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