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Title: From the Expanding to the Outer Circle: South Koreans learning English in South Africa
Author: A. S. Coetzee-Van Rooy
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Abstract: Learners of English from ‘Expanding Circle’ countries like South Korea find new opportunities of advancing their English. There is a considerable body of knowledge about the experiences of students who go abroad to continue to learn their language of choice in a natural setting where it is the dominant language. The current position of English as the most dominant international language results in a new phenomenon related to language learning abroad. It is reported that children, and sometimes families, travel abroad to countries where they believe they could improve their English proficiency. This phenomenon seems to be particularly true for learners of English in traditional Expanding Circle contexts, for example, South Korea, where the increase in the status of English is widely reported in academic.

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 24, Issue 4, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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