importance of English as a language for communication

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“In Foreign Language Policies, Research, and Educational Possibilities: A Western Perspective” Patricia A. Duff begins her article explaining than APEC member countries understand the importance of English as a language for communication in the different fields more than we don in North America.

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In Foreign Language Policies, Research, and Educational Possibilities: A Western Perspective Patricia A. Duff begins her article explaining than APEC member countries understand the importance of English as a language for communication in the different fields more than we don in North America. Duff presents an overview about the History of ELT where she makes reference to the first method in ELT which emphasized the importance of grammar and translations; however, she explains that it is still used in many classrooms due to the view about knowledge many teachers have. According to Duff, the development in ELT seems to be slow; nonetheless, promising changes are expected as: the inclusion of technology, project, content, and task based learning among others. The changes in the future have to do with the political and economic adjustments governments implement for instance, the decisions made in educational policies. Some countries invest more money in bilingualism while others like The United Sates consider proficiency in other languages as a threat for the nation since the terrorist acts against the nation. Preparation of teacher is important for changes and developments in Language proficiency; programs to train teachers are more rigorous in Europe than in North America, by working abroad, and by participating in internships, FL teachers develop proficiency and self- confidence.Age issue is of great importance, and sometimes responds to economic and social press

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