In the long term, students wishing to pursue an education in an English-speaking cheap Chanel jewelry country will inevitably find that they cannot afford to travel across the world and survive abroad where living costs may be twice as high as their own countries.
What Does This Mean For ELT?
Of course, this is unpredictable, as we have seen in the UK; the falling pound has meant that it is cheaper than ever for students to study there. However, prospective students may find the necessity of speaking English lower down in their immediate priorities.
As we have already heard in the world media, many people are expecting unemployment to rise and both wealthy and poorer countries will be hit badly, with developing nations taking much of the brunt. Local Chanel jewelry wholesale networks will have to come back into place, because large-scale industries will have problems with their economies of scale when it no longer remains economically viable to ship their products from across the globe.
What Does This Mean For ELT?
In 2007 we saw the collapse of NOVA, the largest private English language school in Japan. This led to a mass exodus of teachers from overseas back to their native countries. In Asia, especially in the private sector, there is still a great deal of over-emphasis on native English-speaking instructors rather than qualified teachers for whom English may be an La. This emphasis may change for the better under the new financial climate.
However, if private language schools are hit by the crisis, that would surely mean more people have to rely on their high school English education, which is rarely sufficient for business communication in an international context. Perhaps this could lead to versions which more accurately reflect the way L2 speakers use the language. Another benefit may be the greater acceptance of world Englishes.
Also, the number of overseas students on university courses and E AP placement schemes could diminish over time, which would mean the way universities in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Australia are funded by foreign students’ tuition fees would have to change dramatically and quickly.
So what is the future for E F L The slowdown is a fact for most large industries, and as such E F L is already being affected. The view I am taking here is very much a long-term one. David Crystal agrees that ‘people have to start thinking in the longer-term’ (personal communication, 2008).
Perhaps in the meantime we should use productively our ability to educate people around the world from multiple cultures. As part of the education we provide into language use, should we also be instilling a sense of ethical and environmental responsibility Textbooks’ and materials’ writers might want to profile businesses that promote sustainability and give precedence to topics which could allow people to better understand some of the wider issues involved in sustaining the planet.
More importantly, we may see textbooks that move English away from the Li model of communication and start to accept the world Englishes that are actually in the majority already. There are still relatively few textbooks and exams that are doing this, despite the fact that many of us involved in teaching English are L2 speakers.
There could be dire consequences in terms of employment and falling demand on the one hand, but on the other we might see E LTand assessment separate from the anchor of native English speaker models and grammar structures. There is a lot of scope for an exciting shake-up, and we have many new ELF corpora to help shape a more accurate view of real-world Englishes. This will enable us to understand more about how English is used and spoken around the world.
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