An analysis of textbooks series based on English as International Language

2016 IJRSLL – Volume 5 Issue 1


Ahmed, Sami Hussein A.*
University of Holy Quran & Islamic Sciences, Sudan (;


This study aims to analyze a textbook series  in terms of its depiction of English as an International Language (EIL). To achieve the set objective, the following criteira were employed: Reference to Inner Circle countries, reference to Outer and Expanding Circle countries, conversation in non-English speaking countries. Six English instructors were interviewed. The study revealed that the textbooks is mainly attached to Inner English speaking culture.

Keywords: English as International Language; textbooks; inner; outer; expanding



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