Chapter 12. Globalization and Language Teaching

  1. Nikolas Coupland
  1. David Block

Published Online: 7 OCT 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch12

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

The Handbook of Language and Globalization

How to Cite

Block, D. (2010) Globalization and Language Teaching, in The Handbook of Language and Globalization (ed N. Coupland), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324068.ch12

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 OCT 2010
  2. Published Print: 6 AUG 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405175814

Online ISBN: 9781444324068



  • globalization and language teaching;
  • communicative language teaching (CLT);
  • task based language teaching (TBLT) - as global methods;
  • humanist side of language teaching - not generally articulated in overt manner in early discussions of CLT;
  • second-language acquisition research (SLA);
  • CLT/TBLT - as a globalized phenomenon;
  • global TEIL textbook and commodified identities;
  • cultural cosmopolitanism, as capacity - mediating between national cultures, communities of [faith] and alternative styles of life;
  • McMahill's feminist TEIL class in Japan;
  • McMahill's “feminist second language pedagogy”


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Rise of CLT /TBLT

  • CLT /TBLT as a Globalized Phenomenon

  • The Global TEIL Textbook and

  • Commodifi ed Identities

  • Conclusion

  • References