Lexical Lab offer regular webinars on the 3rd Saturday of every month at 2pm London time

The webinars are presented by our co-founders, Hugh and Andrew. All our webinars are delivered via Zoom and include time for Q&As at the end. You will also have access to the recording of the webinar for 14 days after the event.

Each webinar costs £12.


Saturday 18th December
(14:00 London time)
ELF – and other fairy tales

The rise of interest in English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) is partly a response to a perceived native-speaker bias within ELT materials. In this provocative talk, I shall argue not only that this bias does not exist, but also that that the construct of ELF itself is a fiction! Finally, I shall be putting forward some principles by which teachers can make informed decisions about which language to teach – and what kind of pronunciation goals are appropriate.