Abstract—Some scholars in China argues that English as a
Lingua Franca (ELF) pedagogical models are more suitable and
efficient than English as a Native Language (ENL) ones. This
paper is an empirical study of college English teachers’
language attitude towards ELF and ELF-based pedagogical
models in china. By combining questionnaire survey and
individual interview together, this study shows that most college
English teachers in China still prefer the ENL-based
pedagogical model in their teaching and they are reluctant to
accept China English as a new variety, although some of them
show tolerance towards China English. It is hoped that this
study can help to promote the ELF perspective in foreign
language teaching and thus raise teachers’ awareness of ELF.
Index Terms—ELF, pedagogical model, language attitude, China English.
Xu Beibei is with School of Foreign Languages, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao, Shandong 266109 China. She is also with English Education Department, Korea University, Korea (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Wang Zhuqing is with School of Foreign Languages, Qingdao Agricultural University, Qingdao, Shandong 266109 China (e-mail: email@example.com.).
Cite: Xu Beibei and Wang Zhuqing, "A Profile of College English Teachers’ Attitude towards English as a Lingua Franca in China," International Journal of Information and Education Technology vol. 7, no. 12, pp. 937-941, 2017.