Exploring the English-language ideology: Critical praxis in English language education
學年 105
學期 1
出版(發表)日期 2016-12-15
作品名稱 Exploring the English-language ideology: Critical praxis in English language education
作品名稱(其他語言) 探討英語語言意識型態:英語教育的實踐
著者 Pei-Hsun Emma Liu
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數 Intergrams: Studies in Languages and Literatures 16(2), p.1-25
摘要 Viewing the English language as a neutral communication tool has been criticized, for it neglects the sociopolitical implications of language learning and teaching. Growing up in a culture that strongly urges people to learn and use English, many Taiwanese students tend to blindly worship English, pursue native-like proficiency in English, and thus lose their own subjectivity in the process of learning English. As a pedagogical tool, critical language awareness (CLA) demonstrates the ideologies and power relations in everyday language by helping language learners become sensitive to and question the role that language plays in everyday usage. This paper focuses on the possibilities of CLA in an EFL college content-based course, and qualitatively describes the experiences of 12 students who participated in CLA-based activities through analysis of class observation notes and student journal writings and artifacts. The results indicate that the CLA approach opened up new possibilities for the participants through critical reflection on English-language ideology and cultural heritage. The results also reveal that the participants gained subjectivity in learning English. This study concludes that a CLA-based lesson helps students to develop a different understanding of their identities in the world and to respond critically to the world.
關鍵字 critical language awareness;English-language ideology critical reflection
語言 en
ISSN 1683-4186
期刊性質 國內
國別 TWN
出版型式 ,電子版