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Beyond academia

We aim at disseminating our research results as widely as possible making sure that our research makes in an impact, not only in academia but also beyond.

Last year, our research into lingua franca communication in English resulted in a module "Lingua franca communication in international development cooperation". The course is now successfully being taught by Bettina Dresemann (a staff member of the English Seminar) as part of InWEnt's pre-service training for development cooperation executives. It is based on our understanding of lingua franca communication as involving interaction between speakers of diverse Englishes.