ELFA (English as a Lingua Franca in Academic Settings)

English as a Lingua Franca in Academic Settings (ELFA) refers to the use of English as a common language for academic communication among non-native speakers. ELFA highlights the importance of effective communication in academic contexts, such as conferences, research collaborations, and publications. In language education, ELFA focuses on developing academic English skills, intercultural awareness, and strategies for participating in the global academic community. It emphasizes the practical use of English in scholarly activities.