An ELF-based syllabus for teaching English pronunciation to Native Bengali Speakers (NBS)

Amin Rahman, Raqib Chowdhury

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As a flexible and effective communication system for Non-Native Speakers of English (NNS), English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is a frequently mentioned concept in the current literature on ELT. This study investigates if the problems encountered in the teaching of English pronunciation to Non-Native English Speakers (NNS) can be alleviated in Bangladesh through the ELF approach. In particular, it develops a simple and easy to teach/learn pronunciation teaching model specifically designed for Native Bengali Speakers (NBS). Furthermore, this study offers a prototype syllabus for English as a Lingua Franca for Bengalis (ELFB) based on the Bengali Lingua Franca Core Model (BLFC) adapted from LFC model of Jenkins.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-64
Number of pages18
JournalBELTA Journal
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2019


  • ELT
  • English language teaching
  • pronunciation

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