Reconceptualising Authenticity for English as a Global Language

Global Language

by Richard S. Pinner
Multilingual Matters
Taking a position on the authenticity continuum
Book review by Erzsébet Békés

I came across the issue of authenticity a couple of months ago when I was writing an article about an “authentic writing task” that I had set for my Ecuadorian English teacher colleagues, who were preparing to teach academic English after the training sessions I held with them on the same topic.

What could be more authentic, I thought, than asking my colleagues to start writing academically and “sell . . .

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