China English and ELT for English Majors

Mingjuan Zhang
2008 English Language Teaching  
This paper is a general study of one of varieties of English-China English and its influence on English Language Teaching (ELT) for English majors. The status of English as an International language breaks the situation in which British English or American English is the sole standard. English becomes World Englishes, taking on a plural form, which include many varieties of English with nativized cultural, political and economical characteristics. Researchers in China believe that China English
more » ... that China English as a variety of English has been objectively in existence and become a lingua franca. It consolidates the cultural identity of the Chinese speakers of English, enriches the multiple identities of English and plays an important role in promoting Chinese culture internationally. For teachers of English majors, it presents challenges to their traditional view of language teaching.
doi:10.5539/elt.v1n2p143 fatcat:niivevuporgixcxoemqvs5k7ky