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    • World English: Definition
      • English used in countries colonised after 17th Century
      • English was the language of dominance
    • Global English
      • English as a globally spoken form of communicati-on
      • Attitudes - implies there is only one form, not many
    • International English
      • English as the language of business
      • Attitudes - some countries object to it, as English is no longer the language of power
    • English as a Lingua Franca
      • A common form of communicati-on between two people from different countries
      • Used to be Latin
    • L1
      • English as a first language
      • Around 400 million speakers use English as a first language
    • L2
      • English as a second language
      • Around 400 million speakers use English as a second language
    • EFL
      • Learning English as a foreign language
      • 6-700 million people learn English as a foreign language

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