Diverse Englishes, intercultural communication, and ‘international’ universities’

The Centre of Language Education Research at Aston (CLERA) invites you to its Fourth Annual Distinguished Lecture, which will take place on Thursday 13th November. This year’s distinguished visitor is Professor Jennifer Jenkins from the University of Southampton. The lecture entitled ‘Diverse Englishes, intercultural communication, and ‘international’ universities’ will start at 16.00 followed by a drinks reception at 17.30. For more information and registration, please go to



  • That seems like an intruiging talk. There some confusion regarding how ELF relates to World Englishes: e.g., Seidlhoffer (2005) claims that they are broadly the same thing, but here Jenkins seems to argue that they are different perspectives. It should be interesting to see how and why ELF thinking has evolved.

  • Susan Dawson

    Thanks for posting this Mariam – I was just about to and you beat me to it!