Should English be taught as a ‘global’ language?

Expert linguist David Crystal talks about which ‘English’ we teach.

 

 

While I agree with him that we should teach the many variations of English in the classroom, I’d also suggest it’s more complex than we think…  Available textbooks and materials are written in a standard dialect.  In addition, many teachers aren’t trained in variations of English.

Do you address global English in your classroom?  If you do, where have you gathered resources that reflect global English?

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