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Title: Integrating World Englishes into a university conversation class in South Korea
Author: Shannon L. Tanghe
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Institution: Dankook University
Linguistic Field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English
Abstract: Almost three decades have passed since Kachru (1985) proposed his three-circle model of World Englishes. Although this model is often challenged, few would deny its significance in opening the dialogue and raising awareness of issues related to World Englishes. The context of the project described in this paper is South Korea, one of what Kachru's model refers to as an ‘expanding circle country’. Reflecting on the idea of South Korea as an ‘expanding circle country’, this article briefly examines how Korea has expanded and continues to expand as a nation, juxtaposing it alongside the university speaking class I was teaching, as I look toward expanding both my own and my students' minds through exploring World Englishes within a university speaking course.

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This article appears IN English Today Vol. 30, Issue 2, which you can READ on Cambridge's site or on LINGUIST .



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