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Global English in the Workplace:: Introducing the Concepts of  ‘Workplace English as a Lingua Franca’ (WELF), and ‘Successful WELF Users’
University West, Department of Social and Behavioural Studies, Division for Educational Science and Languages. (BUV)ORCID iD: 0000-0003-1058-7637
2021 (English)In: Engaging with Work in English Studies: An Issue-based Approach / [ed] Alastair Henry & Åke Persson, Cham: Springer, 2021, p. 197-220Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

Workplaces are becoming increasingly international. In many contemporary workplaces, English is used as a lingua franca (ELF). This chapter introduces the notion of WELF, Workplace English as a Lingua Franca, which is used as a means of conceptualizing English that is used in international workplace settings. The chapter focuses on the language skills and strategies that are deployed by successful WELF users. An important aim in conceptualizing WELF is to help English learners to find their own answers to the questions of why they need to learn English, and what it means to be a competent user of the language. A further aim is to reach out to English teachers working in contexts where students can be expected to work in globalized workplaces.

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Cham: Springer, 2021. p. 197-220
Keywords [en]
English as a work lingua franca (WELF), successful WELF users
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Specific Languages General Language Studies and Linguistics
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Child and Youth studies
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16519DOI: 10.1007/978-3-030-69720-4ISBN: 978-3-030-69720-4 (electronic)ISBN: 978-3-030-69719-8 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-16519DiVA, id: diva2:1573712
Available from: 2021-06-27 Created: 2021-06-27 Last updated: 2021-11-02Bibliographically approved

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