Global Englishes Constructs in Language Teaching: A Review of Facebook Materials

  • Marghoob Ahmad Department of English Linguistics, Islamia University Bahawalpur, Bahawalpur, Pakistan
  • Mamuna Ghani, Dr. Director, Executive Training Center (ETC) The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Abstract

The rising paradigm of Global Englishes (GE) was faced with native-speaker norms and the principle of diversity therein called upon global contents when there was the paucity of globally-oriented language materials and typical models hardly meet the future demands of language learners in Pakistan. At the state level, many varieties of Englishes were not on the priority list of legislation. In this scenario, this study was a systematic review of Global Englishes constructs operating in facebook materials. Twenty-five Facebook posts of different Englishes were selected opting judgmental sampling and axial coding was affixed to analyze thematic patterns in data. Findings evinced the function of GE constructs coalesced in facebook material, and this bonding directed to shape comparative cultural topics for GE instruction which was joint venture limelight the deep concerns of L2 speakers assailing L1 cultural, social and economic hegemony Global Englishes-informed instruction was a useful approach to develop linguistic proficiency of students, and facebook materials were a good source to plan diverse Englishes and their constructs for prospective students in Pakistan. American English, British English, New Zealand English, Pakistani English, Thai English, and Indian English were dissected in a review of facebook materials that could be integrated with language teaching. The study was useful in developing an insight into GE constructs to be a source of cross-cultural knowledge helping to nurture multilingual speakers. The synthesis suggested an action plan for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) in line with the inclusivity of GE as a teaching paradigm.


Keywords: CLIL, Facebook Materials, Global Englishes Constructs, A review, Language Teaching

Author Biography

Mamuna Ghani, Dr., Director, Executive Training Center (ETC) The Islamia University of Bahawalpur, Pakistan

Dr. Mamuna Ghani served as Chairperson Department of English, Islamia University Bahawalpur, and got retired as Dean Faculty of Arts. She is the supervisor of Mr. Marghoob Ahmad who is doing Ph.D. linguistics under her kind supervision. She did her Ph.D. in Linguistics from the UK and after her return to Pakistan joined IUB, Pakistan. She has served the Department of English, Islamia University, Bahawalpur for years and produced approximately forty PhDs in Linguistics in her splendid career.

Published
2021-09-30
How to Cite
AHMAD, Marghoob; GHANI, Mamuna. Global Englishes Constructs in Language Teaching: A Review of Facebook Materials. University of Chitral Journal of Linguistics & Literature, [S.l.], v. 5, n. I, p. 91-107, sep. 2021. ISSN 2663-1512. Available at: <https://jll.uoch.edu.pk/index.php/journal10/article/view/266>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2022. doi: https://doi.org/10.33195/jll.v5iI.266.