EIL (English as an International Language)

English as an International Language (EIL) refers to the use of English as a global means of communication among speakers of different native languages. EIL emphasizes the role of English as a lingua franca in international settings, focusing on effective communication and mutual understanding rather than adherence to native-speaker norms. In language education, EIL promotes awareness of global English varieties and encourages learners to develop strategies for intercultural communication and adaptability.