Using English Language Teaching Professionalism to Bash Cultural Imperialism in the Sultanate of Oman: A Response to Wyatt and Sargeant

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Historically and as a developing country, the Sultanate of Oman has
always been culturally dependent on Britain to plan and implement
its English Language Teaching (ELT) and in-service teacher education.
This dependency has negatively affected preparing English language
teachers with a new global professional identity capable of introducing change to the Omani ELT system. This argument is at the heart
of my response to Wyatt and Sargeant’s article in this issue of
Changing English. I argue for professionalism as a political ideology
capable of resisting and challenging the ELT cultural imperialism.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-352
Number of pages12
JournalChanging English
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2021


  • English language teaching; cultural imperialism; professionalism; in-service teacher education; research

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