Can global issues provide authenticity and context in English teaching?

Session description

Presenter(s): 
Ken Wilson

Session details:

The use of English by non-native speakers to highlight global issues is increasing, often involving the clever use of social media. Should English teachers focus more on this wider use of English and pay less attention to native speaker socio-cultural aspects of the language? This talk will look at the arguments for and against and provide some practical classroom suggestions.