English is now used across the world as the preferred language for international communication. The purposes for learning English in the classrooms of 2005 are much less to fit into a native speaker context and much more for improving our own world and learning about others.
Around the world educators are using materials in English to achieve a much broader range of objectives from teaching civic duties and responsibilities to examining their own society and discovering others. This Hornby Summer School will look at the ways in which English is being used in the world today and will examine the implications that this has for teachers and learners in schools, colleges and universities.
What is the Hornby Summer School?
It is a 10-day event for professionals involved in the teaching of English at all levels and in the private and public sectors. The event is an opportunity to network to build stronger ties across Brazil and Latin American and Caribbean region for the development in English Language Teaching. There will be lectures, workshops, seminars and lots of opportunity for informal exchange of ideas.
What is the focus?
The program will focus on issues around English as a Global Language.