Speakers

Alejandro S. Bernardo




Alejandro S. Bernardo


Alejandro Sapitan Bernardo, Ph.D. is Associate Professor at the University of Santo Tomas Department (UST) of English. He also serves as the Faculty Secretary and the Coordinator for International Relations Programs and Projects of the UST Graduate School. A number of his research have been published in local and international journals, and his most recent publications are the “Endocentric Approach to English Grammar Teaching,” a chapter in “Reconceptualizing English Education in a Multilingual Society” published by Springer and “Teaching (in) Philippine English,” a chapter in the ”Philippine English Handbook” published by Routledge. He has also presented papers in local fora and international conferences held in Hawaii, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, Japan, New Zealand and the Philippines. He sits as an associate editor of the Asian Journal of English Language Studies and the Philippine ESL Journal. He is also the president of the Linguistic Society of the Philippines (LSP).


ABSTRACT
Developing a WE-inspired ELT Program

This presentation explores how the World Englishes (WE) paradigm may inform ELT at the theoretical (axiomatic), the methodological (procedural) and the technical (implementational) levels. The modern day ELT necessitates WE-inspired, WE-adherent, and WE-compliant approaches that inform methods, methods that inform procedures, and procedures that inform a collection of techniques. Knowledge of how these concepts intersect aids ELT practitioners in making sound pedagogical choices. In my presentation, I will attempt at constructively aligning these three levels with World Englishes as the overall framework and provide practical applications of this alignment so it could be more effectively cascaded and translated to daily classroom pedagogies.