The Globalization of English as a Threat to Local Minority Languages and its Implication for English Language Teaching
D. Rizki1, K. Kurniawati2, N. Fadhillah3, K. Khalsiah4

1D. Rizk, Faculty of Social and Political Science, Universitas Malikussaleh, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia.
2K. Kurniawat, Engineering Faculty, Universitas Malikussaleh, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia
3N. Fadhillah, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, Universitas Malikussaleh, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia.
4K. Khalsiah, Faculty of Economic and Bussiness, Universitas Malikussaleh, Lhokseumawe, Indonesia.
Manuscript received on 10 May 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 19 May 2019 | Manuscript Published on 23 May 2019 | PP: 1478-1481 | Volume-7 Issue-6S5 April 2019 | Retrieval Number: F12620476S519/2019©BEIESP
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Abstract: This paper aims to discuss the impacts of the globalization of English language on local minority languages, and its implications on the practice of English Language Teaching (ELT) conducted in non-English Speaking Countries. While the widespread of English is seen as posing the negative consequences on the existence of the indigenous languages, some of the implications and solutions to minimize the marginalization of the local languages through English Language Education are outlined in this paper. Local minority languages in this paper refer to languages spoken by the small or dominated indigenous population. Some of the solutions provided in this paper are the application of the new concept of the English language as teaching approach in the ELT instruction in the non-English speaking countries. Instead of English as International language, this paper proposes the new paradigm of World Englishes and English as Lingua Franca to be adopted in the ELT classes.
Keywords: Languages Teaching Globalization Implication English Small.
Scope of the Article: Natural Language Processing