Tags with "Globalisation"


Cross Cultural Awareness

Teaching English as a foreign language invariably means interacting daily with people from different cultures and it seems to me that it serves us in a globalised world to be cultural relativists rather than judges. That means understanding that there are no superior or inferior cultures.


The Post-Colonial Folly of ESL Theorists

In the early 1990s, a movement emerged which stressed that the teaching of English as a foreign language is essentially an imperialist exercise; an extension of empire and subjugation of peoples this time via a different, more insidious form of control: linguistic imperialism.