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English Next

English Next  
D.  Graddol
 British Council  2006 128 pp
No ISBN. Available at www.britishcouncil.org/learning-research Lalitha Eapen Lalitha Eapen has been on the Faculty of the Central Institute of English and Foreign Languages, Hyderabad, India since 1979. At present she is Professor in the School of Distance Education, CIEFL, Hyderabad. She has produced teaching materials for English and non-English medium schools at the primary level and secondary levels as well as teacher education materials in the self-access mode. She is involved in Resource Persons' Training and teacher training of English language teachers in India Email: [email protected] Search for other works by this author on: Oxford Academic Google Scholar ELT Journal, Volume 61, Issue 1, January 2007, Pages 81–83, [doi.org] Published: 01 January 2007 Close Advanced Search

English Next by David Graddol, an update on and a continuation of his first book, The Future of English? (1997) is sub-titled ‘Why global English may mean the end of English as a Foreign Language’.

The purpose of English Next is ‘to describe this new phenomenon and explain the context in which it has emerged. It also identifies some of the challenges that will be created over the next few years for everyone involved in the global education business’ (p. 11). English Next is an interesting balance between the futuristic nature of its content and the objective illumination of data from the daily output of international news stories, monitored by GENThe Global English Newsletter.

The book is divided into three parts: ‘A world of transition’ (5 sections), ‘Education’ (2 sections), and ‘Conclusions and policy implications’.

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