1.6 Reflect and Discuss

In this unit, we asked you to think, amongst other things, about:

    • ● whether ‘English’ is more like a planet (monolithic) or like a galaxy (plurilithic);
    • ● the benefits and drawbacks of ‘Standard English’ for English language teachers and learners;
    • ● the difference between grammatical rules conceptualised as ‘regulations’ and ‘regularities’;
    • ● how true, fair, sustainable and helpful monolithic ideas about English are.



Reflection 1.3

Reflect in greater depth on one or more of these issues and then take part in discussion with other course users here, replying to one or more previous posts.

Note: Please complete this exercise in order to be eligible for the Course Certificate.