The worldwide spread, diversification, and globalization of the English language in the course of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries has significant implications for English Language Teaching and teacher education.

We are currently witnessing a paradigm shift towards Teaching English as an International Language (TEIL) that aims to promote multilingualism and awareness of the diversity of Englishes, increase exposure to this diversity, embrace multiculturalism, and foster cross-cultural awareness. Numerous initiatives that embrace TEIL can be observed around the world, but ELT and teacher education in Germany (and other European countries) appear to be largely unaffected by this development, with standard British and American English and the monolingual native speaker (including the corresponding cultural norms) still being very much at the center of attention. The present volume addresses this gap and is the first of its kind to showcase recent initiatives that aim at introducing TEIL into ELT and teacher education in Germany, but which have applicability and impact for other countries with comparable education systems and ‘traditional’ ELT practices in the Expanding Circle. The chapters in this book provide a balanced mix of conceptual, empirical, and practical studies and offer the perspectives of the many stakeholders involved in various settings of English language education whose voices have not often been heard, i.e., students, university lecturers, trainee teachers, teacher educators, and in-service teachers.

It therefore adds significantly to the limited amount of previous work on TEIL in Germany and bridges the gap between theory and practice that will not only be relevant for researchers, educators, and practitioners in English language education in Germany but other educational settings that are still unaffected by the shift towards TEIL.

chapter |6 pages


ByMarcus Callies, Stefanie Hehner, Philipp Meer, Michael Westphal

part I|75 pages

TEIL in language teacher education

chapter 2|18 pages

Global Englishes in the second phase of teacher education in Germany

Teacher educators' perspectives on ELT and teacher education
ByVerena Hölscher, Philipp Meer

chapter 3|17 pages

Tomorrow's teachers' perceptions of Global Englishes

ByJohanna Hartmann

chapter 4|19 pages

Standard language ideology in the English language classroomSuggestions for EIL-informed teacher education

BySandra Jansen, Susanne Mohr, Julia Forsberg

part II|75 pages

TEIL in the curricula

chapter 5|19 pages

Global Englishes in the secondary school curriculum in Germany

A comparative analysis of the English language curricula of the federal states
ByPhilipp Meer

chapter 7|18 pages

Sociolinguistic competence and TEIL

A study of the sociolinguistic awareness and perceptions of be like among German learners of English
ByMichael Westphal, Katharina Brüggemann, Kathi Fischer, Dagmar Deuber

chapter 8|19 pages

Cultural learning for and through Global Englishes

ByRicardo Römhild, Frauke Matz

part III|59 pages

Innovative teaching material and activities for the TEIL classroom

chapter 9|20 pages

Teaching materials for TEIL

Focus on Indian English 1
ByStefanie Hehner

chapter 10|17 pages

Pop music and Teaching English as an International Language

ByMichael Westphal

chapter 11|17 pages

Encountering Global Englishes in the ELT classroom through audio-visual texts

The example of TED talks
ByPeter Schildhauer, Carolin Zehne, Marion Schulte

chapter |3 pages


Contributions, connexions, and continuations
ByHeath Rose