Welcome to The Warwick ELT!

Editorial… 

Welcome to the Fourth Issue of The Warwick ELT!

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

Following the same pattern of the previous issues, the March 2017 issue of ‘The Warwick ELT’, presents articles of MA students from the Applied Linguistics department who come from various cultural and linguistic backgrounds. They bring their own context and individual experiences to the foreground through their articles.

In this issue, Hanna Almontasser in her article ‘How to get young learners talking in a Turkish middle school presents ways of motivating young learners to speak by drawing on her personal experience as a teacher in an EFL context of a Turkish middle school. Henry Pickup elaborates on the status of English and Welsh as perceived by the public in his native country, through his article ‘Languages in the United Kingdom: Status, roles and public perception. Finally, Noel T. Franco Jr.  in his article ‘ English and Other Philippine Languages: Battling for Linguistic Stature in the Filipino Society?’, introduces the multilingual setting in Philippines and sheds light on the status and roles of English and other languages within the context.

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

  1. ‘How to get young learners talking in a Turkish middle school’ by Hanna Almontasser
  2. ‘Languages in the United Kingdom: Status, roles and public perception’ by Henry Pickup
  3. English and Other Philippine Languages: Battling for Linguistic Stature in the Filipino Society?’ by Noel T. Franco Jr.

We hope that the above contributions will be an insightful source of information and inspiration for those interested in the domain of ELT and in foreign language teaching and learning in general.

Above all, we are grateful to those who have contributed to the publication of this issue and we hope to encourage more authors to contribute to our Ezine in the editions to come.

Issue editors,

Betelhem Taye Tsehayu and Georgia Dimitrakopoulou

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