Deconstructing the evolving roles of English language educators in the 21st century

  • Joseph Anthony Narciso Z. Tiangco Department of Applied Foreign Languages, Shu-Te University, Taiwan
Keywords: deconstruction, English language teaching, sustainable development, teachers’ roles, university social responsibility (USR)

Abstract

The English language is lingua franca, and although perceived as the global language of modernity and success, its viral spread has inadvertently created marginalizing socioeconomic inequalities. This position paper argues that English language educators in higher education should take a more active role in promoting and implementing University Social Responsibility (USR) programs. English teachers need not limit their focus on language teaching and cross-cultural communication but, at the same time, take on other roles aimed at addressing the needs of the marginalized.

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Published
2020-05-12
How to Cite
Tiangco, J. A. N. Z. (2020). Deconstructing the evolving roles of English language educators in the 21st century. International Journal of Linguistics, Literature and Culture, 6(4), 49-61. https://doi.org/10.21744/ijllc.v6n4.905