Learning about Global Englishes: Educational Video Project

TitleLearning about Global Englishes: Educational Video Project
Duration2 Year
Project Summary

This project will produce seven 5-7-minute-long educational videos, featuring topics on global varieties of English (Global Englishes) with a documentary flavour. Each video will be accompanied by online-posted discussion questions, learning activities, and a list of resources for further study. The main audience includes UBC undergraduate and graduate students, who are studying about diversity of English and preparing to become English language teachers in Canada and abroad. The videos and support materials aim to invite learners to recognize the existence of the global diversity of English, their historical, economic, and ideological underpinnings, and the biases attached to non-standardized Englishes and racialized English speakers. The resources invite the students to develop, assess, and transform their knowledge of and attitudes toward linguistic and human diversity. The evaluation of the videos will be conducted in relevant Language and Literacy Education (LLED) courses. The videos’ flexible format and open accessibility allow interdisciplinary, multipurpose, and global utility.

Funding Details
Year 1: Project YearYear 1
Year 1: Funding Year2020/2021
Year 1: Project TypeSmall TLEF
Year 1: Principal InvestigatorRyuko Kubota
Year 1: Funded Amount17,450
Year 1: Team Members

Ryuko Kubota, Professor, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education
Ryan Deschambault, Co-Principal Investigator / Instructor, Language and Literacy Education, Faculty of Education