Implications for language education policy

Andy Kirkpatrick

in English as a Lingua Franca in Asean

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print October 2010 | ISBN: 9789888028795
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882206922 | DOI:

Series: Asian Englishes Today

Implications for language education policy

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This chapter examines the implications for language-education policy behind three questions concerning the English language. These include the questions about the introduction of English into school curriculums and the introduction of English either as a subject or as a medium of instruction. The chapter discusses the ways in which Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries implemented their respective language-education policies with a particular focus on the teaching and learning of English.

Keywords: language education; educational policy; English language; ASEAN countries; school curriculum

Chapter.  8569 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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