Session 4A

Sumati Chakravarti-Cook - University of Adelaide

Are the conditions for internationalisation being met in ELT/EAL?

English Language Teaching is defined as well as the curriculum and internationalisation in operational terms. Internationalisation depends on basic premise conditions being met: 1. that there is a theoretical model in ELT/EAL applicable across cultures and languages; 2. that there is a curriculum model available across languages and cultures; and 3. that there is a theory of instruction suitable for implementation across languages and cultures. This paper argues that these conditions are not wholly met in the three areas and proposes a model encompassing the relevant areas which has been tested with positive outcomes attained through contemporary descriptive case study form.

Bio data:

Sumati Chakravarti-Cook has over 25 years teaching and management experience in the field of English as an additional language and other languages in Australia, China, Japan and the US. At the University of Adelaide, Sumati is a teacher in the Pre-Entry English Program and the Japanese Third year course for Community Programs at the Centre for Professional & Continuing Education. She has diverse teaching experience that encompasses her philosophy in language acquisition and pedagogy. She is also a trainer and moderator for NAATI in Indigenous languages. Her qualifications include a PhD in Education, MA in TESOL, MA in Linguistics, BA in Modern Languages and a Diploma in Chinese.