Publication details [#53868]

Ranta, Elina. 2010. English in the real world vs. English at school: Finnish English teachers' and students' views. International Journal of Applied Linguistics 20 (2) : 156–177.
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This study shows that Finnish secondary students and teachers of English are well aware of the lingua franca role played by English in the ‘real world’ and generally welcome this diversity. Standard models and goals though appear to surround ‘school English’.