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Idrus, Mohd Muzhafar; Ismail, Habibah; Abdullah, Hazlina; Baharun, Hazleena; Mat Saad, Noor Saazai; Darmi, Ramiaida; Puteh-Behak, Fariza; Harun, Haliza – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
This paper investigates the impact of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) on the way English language teaching (ELT) is currently understood and practised in Malaysia. It presents a critical discourse analysis of newspaper texts in order to show how CEFR represents a form of Western-imposed globalisation that conflicts…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries
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Song, Juyoung; Park, Joseph Sung-Yul – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2019
Using the notion of "structure of feeling" by Raymond Williams, this article seeks to illuminate an ideological understanding of Korean English teachers' anxiety and deep sense of insecurity in English language teaching (ELT). Through a discussion of how their anxiety is grounded deeply within unequal social relations and how they…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Teacher Attitudes
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Basso Ricci, Gabrielle – Changing English: Studies in Culture and Education, 2018
Using autobiographical experiences as a framework for inquiry, this article sets out to question the often unexamined assumptions that surround the definition of 'proficiency' in second/foreign languages. In so doing, it opens up possibilities of inquiry into the power-laden relationships between speaker agency, cultural belonging and…
Descriptors: Language Proficiency, Second Language Learning, Self Concept, Language Usage