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  • Speaking of agreement: next slide!
  • Make a top 5 list on the whiteboard!Which stakeholders are involved in their actions?
  • See article vd Krol
  • FD summit = top ontmoeting fin. dagblad
  • Prounounce vs pronunciation, funnily inconsistent and illogical
  • USA English, in many cases, is more logical. What you hear is what you write
  • Esp. Yes in asian society. Doesn’t mean, yes I’ll do it, doesn’t mean yes I understand, just means yes I’m hearing you.Can be confusing since Asians tend to nod a lot as well.
  • Because of its succes in Europe, it was literally exported to ME, there it failed. Any ideas why??
  • Let structure work for rather than against you! Avoid misunderstandingExpect the unexpected, what’s your goal, who’s in front of youTrain your active  productive skills!
  • Or are there any questions???
  • Global english

    1. 1. Global English
    2. 2. Is NOT: superficial English.Is: about AWARENESS (and, when possible,AGREEMENT) about the English language, its speakersaround the world and all the pitfalls we could step into.
    3. 3. What do you think our students use English for when working or doing practical training at:Global English
    4. 4. PITFALL:Global English “We teach English so that our students are able to communicate with native speakers”
    5. 5. Reality: Visitors to the 2007 edition of the FD Summit witnessed first hand the new face of the English language. No, they didnt hearGlobal English a new dialect, nor did they probably run into very much vocabulary that they hadnt encountered before. Instead, they watched and listened as Dutch, Chinese and Indian experts - all of them speaking English - entered into a serious debate about the emergence of the worlds new economic superpowers. This is increasingly how English is spoken. That is to say, more and more non-native English speakers use the language to communicate with fellow non-natives. What superficially may seem like a handicap is actually a blessing. French speakers often find it easier to speak English to Finns - and Greeks to Guatemalans and Hungarians to Hondurans, and so on - than to native English speakers. Source: Voertaal English – Ronald van de Krol
    6. 6. Global English Reality: Why is this so? For one thing, native English speakers tend to mumble and to slur over letters, syllables and even entire words. They frequently use too much slang and jargon. And, worst of all, they assume everybody speaks English so well that they neednt bother to slow down to check whether the poor non-native speaker is able to follow what they are saying. Besides simply speaking English, then, it is important to know how to speak to a real native. More specifically, it pays, as a Dutch speaker, to have a stock number of phrases at your disposal which you can use to slow the native speaker down and ask for clarification. In normal business conversation it simply will not do to say Huh?, What? or Come again? in moments of confusion. In-stead you need to come up with polite but insistent ways of getting the natives to brake their flow of words and, if necessary, to repeat what they have just finished saying. Source: Voertaal English – Ronald van de Krol
    7. 7. Global English PITFALLS : 1. Pronunciation (from ‘to pronounce’) vs Spelling Receive Jeans vs. Sweater People Jeans but also: Receive vs. Veil Phoebe Piece Deep Veil vs. Veal i: ??
    8. 8. Global English PITFALLS: 2. British English vs. American English UK USA Labour Labor Judgement Judgment Organise Organize Programme Program Traveller Traveler Grey Gray Same meaning, different spelling = more options!
    9. 9. Global English PITFALLS: 3. British English vs. American English Mate: Friend Partner Rubber: Same words, different meaning!!! Like Mad: Crazy Angry ‘just ‘
    10. 10. Global English PITFALLS: 4. Dunglish:
    11. 11. Global English PITFALLS: 5. Indianglish: The following is a telephone exchange between a hotel guest and room-service somewhere in Asia ....... Room Service : "Morrin. Roon sirbees." Guest : "Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service." Room Service: " Rye . Roon sirbees...morrin! Joowish to oddor sunteen???" Guest: "Uh..... Yes, Id like to order bacon and eggs.." Room Service: "Ow July den?“
    12. 12. Guest: "Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry..Global English Scrambled, please." Room Service: "Ow July dee baykem? Crease?" Guest: "Crisp will be fine." Room Service: "Hokay. An Sahn toes?" Guest: "What?" Room Service: "An toes. July Sahn toes?" Guest: "I... Dont think so." Room Service: "No? Judo wan sahn toes???"
    13. 13. Guest: "I feel really bad about this, but I dont know what judo wan sahn toes means."Global English Room Service: "Toes! Toes!...Why Joo don Juan toes? Ow bow Anglish moppin we bodder?" Guest: "Oh, English muffin!!! Ive got it! You were saying toast... Fine...Yes, an English muffin will be fine." Room Service: "We bodder?" Guest: "No, just put the bodder on the side." Room Service: "Wad?!?" Guest: "I mean butter... Just put the butter on the side." Room Service: "Copy?"
    14. 14. Guest: "Excuse me?"Global English Room Service: "Copy...tea..meel?" Guest: "Yes. Coffee, please... And thats everything." Room Service: "One Minnie. Scramah egg, crease baykem, Anglish moppin, we bodder on sigh and copy .... Rye ??" Guest: "Whatever you say.." Room Service: "Tenjooberrymuds." Guest: "Youre welcome"
    15. 15. Global English PITFALLS: 6. Culture When speaking English in an international context culture should never be underestimated! Customs, habits, dos and taboos….. Meaning of ”YES”. Ford Pinto
    16. 16. PITFALLS: 6. Culture pt. 2Global English Successful European billboard campaign Failure in Middle East!
    17. 17. TIPS:Global English -Be specific - Use structure (Reports, articles, presentations) - Use short, simple sentences - Prepare - 4 Skills: 2 active, 2 passive
    18. 18. Global English CONCLUSION: Using Global English means being aware of the pitfalls, working with the solutions and avoiding miscommunication When possible/necessary: cooperate, learn from eachother’s strenghts, cover your weaknesses. How? Or are there any questions?
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