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Editorial…

Welcome to the Third Issue of The Warwick ELT!

We are delighted to present the third issue of The Warwick ELT e-zine.

Following the same pattern of the previous issues, the February 2017 issue of ‘The Warwick ELT’ presents articles from contributors from the Applied Linguistics centre, including MA and PhD students, representing realities from the most varied backgrounds for the informed discussion related to ELT.

In this issue, we have the great contribution from Takumi Aoyama and Sal Consoli  on ‘Introducing FOLLM: the Forum on Language Learning Motivation’, emphasising on the need of the international FOLLM. Betelhem Taye Tsehayu, in her article ‘Current Controversies on the Use of L1 in ELT Classrooms: Focus on the Ethiopian Context’ talks about the context of teaching foreign languages in Ethiopia. Then, Tran Phan brings to the discussion the context of learning foreign languages in Vietnam through her article ‘English Language as a Boom in Vietnam – From Colonized to Domesticated’. Whilst, Chris Zhang, through the article ‘English in China Today and the Influence of Education Reform’, informs us about the education reform in contemporary China.

For ease of access, each of the articles can be found hyperlinked below:

  1. Introducing FOLLM: the Forum on Language Learning Motivation by  Takumi Aoyama & Sal Consoli
  2. Current Controversies on the Use of L1 in ELT Classrooms: Focus on the Ethiopian Context by Betelhem Taye Tsehayu
  3. English Language as a Boom in Vietnam – From Colonized to Domesticated by Tran Phan
  4. English in China Today and the Influence of Education Reform by Chris Zhang

We expect that the articles shared can provide the readers with a general knowledge about what is going on in the area of teaching and learning of languages around the world and really motivate reflection on the teaching and learning of languages as learners of languages and teachers and inspire teacher development as well. Besides encouraging more authors to give their contribution to our Ezine in the following editions.

Finally, we would like to thank all of those whose effort has gone into the creation of this edition of the e-zine.

Issue editors,

Frazer Smith, Komila Tangirova and Mirian Fuhr.

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