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EIL Education for the Expanding Circle: A Japanese Model

1st Edition

By Nobuyuki Hino

The teaching of English in the Expanding Circle, traditionally called EFL countries, has long been regarded as having no choice but to follow Inner Circle or Anglo-American norms, both in pedagogy and language models. This situation is in sharp contrast with that of the Outer Circle, or ESL countries, where the WE (World Englishes) paradigm, coupled with post-colonialism, has liberated the users of indigenous Englishes from the norms of Anglophone native speakers. Employing.

Japan as a primary sample, this book proposes a new paradigm of EIL (English as an International Language) education, by integrating relevant paradigms such as WE and ELF (English as a Lingua Franca), which enables users of English from the Expanding Circle to represent their own voices in international communication.. Various examples of actual classroom practice in EIL are also presented, bridging the longstanding gap between theory and practice in this field.


Table of Contents


1. Liberating the Expanding Circle through EIL

Part I: A Paradigm of EIL Education

2. A Holistic Framework of EIL Education

3. Principles for EIL Education

Part II: Models, Materials, and Methodologies for EIL Education

4. Developing Original Production Models

5. Cultural Content of Teaching Materials

6. Locally-appropriate Methodology

Part III: Practices of EIL Education

7. Approaches and Methods for Teaching EIL

8. A Radio EIL Education Program

9. Integrated Practice in Teaching English as an International Language (IPTEIL)

10. Content and English as a Lingua Franca Integrated Learning (CELFIL)


11. Toward the Ownership of English for the Expanding Circle


ISBN 9780367887391

Published December 12, 2019 by Routledge

184 Pages



Nobuyuki Hino (Ph.D) is Professor at the Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan. He currently serves on the editorial/advisory board of the journal World Englishes (Wiley) as well as on the editorial board of the book series Intercultural Communication and Language Education (Springer) and Routledge Advances in Teaching English as an International Language (Routledge).



"This book is a valuable addition to the ongoing discussion on teaching EIL and is a must read for all scholars and practitioners of EIL education"

Aya Matsuda, Arizona State University, From World Englishes, 38(4), 687-689.

DOI: 10.1111/weng.12441

"The field has been slow to supplement theory with concrete ideas. This volume on Japan by Hino, however, is the most thoroughly fleshed-out effort to give clear suggestions to practitioners."

James F. D'Angelo, Chukyo University, From Asian Studies Review

DOI: 10.1080/10357823.2019.1673927


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