CHALLENGES FOR EFL TEACHERS


In this reflection paper, it is discussed the issue of prestige varieties of English mostly in terms of accent preference and, based on the literature, American and British English are pointed out as the varieties dominating English language teaching textbooks around the world. At the same time, it is suggested that the American variety is predominantly favoured worldwide, especially in Brazil. Furthermore, it is maintained that, because of the American linguistic hegemony in this country, non-American-English-speaking teachers of English can be faced with some institutional and pedagogical challenges. Finally, some suggestions on how to cope with “Americanised” classrooms are offered. 

Nilton Hitotuzi