The teaching of English in the Expanding Circle, traditionally called EFL countries, has long been regarded as having no choice but to follow Inner Circle or Anglo-American norms, both in pedagogy and language models. This situation is in sharp contrast with that of the Outer Circle, or ESL countries, where the WE (World Englishes) paradigm, coupled with post-colonialism, has liberated the users of indigenous Englishes from the norms of Anglophone native speakers. Employing. Japan as a primary sample, this book proposes a new paradigm of EIL (English as an International Language) education, by integrating relevant paradigms such as WE and ELF (English as a Lingua Franca), which enables users of English from the Expanding Circle to represent their own voices in international communication.. Various examples of actual classroom practice in EIL are also presented, bridging the longstanding gap between theory and practice in this field.

Introduction  1. Liberating the Expanding Circle through EIL  Part I: A Paradigm of EIL Education  2. A Holistic Framework of EIL Education  3. Principles for EIL Education  Part II: Models, Materials, and Methodologies for EIL Education  4. Developing Original Production Models  5. Cultural Content of Teaching Materials  6. Locally-appropriate Methodology  Part III: Practices of EIL Education  7. Approaches and Methods for Teaching EIL  8. A Radio EIL Education Program  9. Integrated Practice in Teaching English as an International Language (IPTEIL)  10. Content and English as a Lingua Franca Integrated Learning (CELFIL)  Conclusion  11. Toward the Ownership of English for the Expanding Circle