On Friday 26 July 2013, 14:30 -16:30 at the offices of Transoffice
, Rheinallee 6, 33689 Bielefeld
we will have the chance to participate in a workshop led by Britta Landermann of Transoffice on
English for Special Purposes: Which English to teach? Change and Chance
Britta invites us to imagine
- the world as a village of 1,000 people
- it would include:
- 584 Asians
- 124 Africans
- 95 Europeans
- 84 Latin Americans
- 52 North Americans
- six Australians and New Zealanders
- and 55 people from the former Soviet Republics
- they would speak more than 200 languages
In this village, how many Englishes would be spoken? And which English would be taught by whom? The former prerogative of interpretation of British English has long since made way for a variety of accents and lexical plurality.
This workshop aims at showing how this rich variety can best be made use by including soft skills and intercultural awareness into ESP teaching to turn lessons into a win-win situation for students and teachers alike. Practical handouts, a comprehensive reading list as well as a wealth of useful online resources are going to round off the event.
There will be tea and coffee and light refreshments available prior to the workshop.
We are also combining this event with this year's Summer Social at the nearby Museumshof Senne where we will be booking space in the cafe.