Iranian EFL Journal, Volume (8), No (1), Year (2012-2) , Pages (35-52)

Title : ( Applied ELT as a Panacea for Linguistic Imperialism )

Authors: Reza Pishghadam , Elham Naji Meidani ,

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Linguistic imperialism sees the preeminence of the English language as established and consolidated through the constant reproduction of structural and cultural inequalities between English and other languages (Phillipson, 1992). In this line, English Language Teaching (ELT) is seen as a key player in cultural imperialism and a purveyor of Anglo- Americanization. This paper aims at presenting Applied ELT as a kind of solution to linguistic imperialism. This novel approach, put forward by Pishghadam (2011), takes a proactive stance towards the global spread of English. Applied ELT offers insights on how English classes can be directed towards fostering national and cultural identity and enhancing life qualities in learners. With the introduction of “Life Syllabus”, based on the seven unique features of English classes, Applied ELT gives a new sense of meaning to the teaching and learning of the language.


, Linguistic imperialism, Applied ELT, Identity, Culture, Life
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author = {Pishghadam, Reza and Naji Meidani, Elham},
title = {Applied ELT as a Panacea for Linguistic Imperialism},
journal = {Iranian EFL Journal},
year = {2012},
volume = {8},
number = {1},
month = {February},
issn = {1836-8743},
pages = {35--52},
numpages = {17},
keywords = {Linguistic imperialism; Applied ELT; Identity; Culture; Life Syllabus},


%0 Journal Article
%T Applied ELT as a Panacea for Linguistic Imperialism
%A Pishghadam, Reza
%A Naji Meidani, Elham
%J Iranian EFL Journal
%@ 1836-8743
%D 2012