Rationale and Objectives

Rationale:

Over the past century, the English language has become a global language. A development which has influenced the role that English has come to play in a globalising world. English no longer is a specific national language but has transformed to a multi-national and multicultural one.

In order to contribute to the education of world, one of the ultimate goals of foreign language education should be in teaching students to become more critical about their role in the world, and about how to build empathy and positive relationships with others. Therefore, it is important that EFL lessons integrate global citizenship knowledge, skills, and attitude thereby enhancing students’ development of global citizenship skills and values.

Objectives:

To raise the awareness in language education to global citizenship knowledge, skills, values and attitudes.

To make students more critical about their role in the world, and about how to build empathy and positive relationships with others.

To use civic and global themes as a means of student engagement and participation in English language learning.