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Q. on Cambridge CIE A-level English as a Global Language

Discussion in 'English' started by sorw201, May 16, 2017.

  1. sorw201

    sorw201 New commenter

    I'm currently coming to the end of a year of teaching A-level English Language under exam board CIE (course code 9095). I am teaching English as a Global Language, and in the examiner's reports, there are frequent mentions of the differences between global, international and world Englishes. I don't know what the differences are, and the examiner's report does not explain them. Can anyone help?
  2. CandysDog

    CandysDog Established commenter

    Very generally:
    • Global English = English as lingua franca
    • International English = the 'standard' for Engkish spoken worldwide
    • World English = different varieties of English, like American English or Jamaican English
    Different linguists have different definitions, though. The AQA spec encourages debating this, rather than attaching a fixed meaning to each term.

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