The current state of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) used in communication between nonnative speakers of English seems to require a change in the way English is taught and learned. However, English has still been taught and learned as a foreign language as ifit were mainly used in communication with its NSs. This article attempts to review some ofthe recent advances in ELF research and then to draw their pedagogical implications.
English as a Lingua Franca (ELF)
English as a Foreign Language (EFL)