From English to Englishes: changes in college English textbooks for Chinese students

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In this paper, I shall compare the two college English textbook series, namely 'New Horizon College English' and 'College English', described and account for the changes in terms of texts and contexts of English Language Teaching (ELT) in Chinese universities over the past thirty years. I will draw on theories of World Englishes, and argue that in comparison with 'College English', which consists exclusively of texts of British or American English, 'New Horizon College English' provides Chinese students with a wider exposure to World Englishes.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTexts and Contexts of English Language Studies in Southeast Asia
Subtitle of host publicationThe 9th English in Southeast Asia Conference
EditorsFrancis Borgias Alip
PublisherPenerbit Universitas Sanata Dharma
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9798927796
Publication statusPublished - 2004


  • ELT
  • Chinese English
  • World Englishes

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