The Impact of English Language in Afghanistan: An Autoethnography

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Abstract

This study explores the impact of English language on the perceived reported experiences of an Afghan English language teacher. The research design for this study is an autoethnography, a method of design which allows the researcher to study himself. The researcher has utilized his language literacy autobiography, personal journals and personal photo albums for the data collection phase of this study. He has employed Appadurai's (1990) five scapes, dimensions of cultural flow, to explore the impact of English language on his lived experience. The results demonstrated how English language as a global phenomenon has helped me to move from a fruit vendor to a teacher scholar, visit other countries, and know more about his culture and identity. The results also yielded that English has negatively affected my source culture and first language usage. The constructed themes in the currently study offered implications for teaching, research and education authorities.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of TESOL and Learning
Volume8
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Mar 2019

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