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Non-Native Language Teachers

Perceptions, Challenges and Contributions to the Profession (Educational Linguistics)

by Enric Llurda

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Published by Springer .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages327
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Open LibraryOL7445434M
ISBN 10038732822X
ISBN 109780387328225

Instead a focus must be placed on ensuring that future teachers have an appropriate level of proficiency in English, that they gain the requisite knowledge and skills for classroom teaching and they are able to employ pedagogically sound principles in the classroom. It seems then that it is the recruiters, not the students, who want native speakers. As a result, there has recently been a surge of interest in the role of non-native teachers but little empirical research has been published so far. Kramsch and E. DeCapua approaches grammar from a descriptive rather than a prescriptive standpoint, discussing differences between formal and informal language, and spoken and written English. Her interests include second language acquisition, culture, and second language learners in the classroom.

But why are L1 users so often preferred to L2 users? The book's only weakness is that there should have been more than one volume so that more NNS professionals could have added their perspectives. Liu recounts the stories of four Chinese graduate students faced with the unfair task of teaching first-year English composition to native English speakers at an American university. So why does this obsession with 'nativeness' refuse to go away? The book is divided into six parts, each subdivided into two chapters. The third section of the volume contains three chapters that focus on teacher education for NNS teachers of English.

Canagarajah, claims that the Native Speaker fallacy is a result of Noam Chomsky's linguistic analysis of English. Due to globalisation also the amount of English teachers available is rising steadily. Now that non-natives are increasingly found teaching languages, and particularly English, both in ESL and EFL contexts, the identification of their specific contributions and their main strengths has become more relevant than ever. Ulla Conner writes a literacy autobiography of her graduate school experience, from writing term papers with the help of U.


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Non-Native Language Teachers book

It uses robust theoretical and empirical evidence to demonstrate the specificity of language used by teachers teaching language, and the complex decisions teachers make around language choice and use in language classrooms.

However, these chapters also explore the many advantages of being one, such as the ability to anticipate language difficulties and finding ways to help learners overcome them. Samimy and J. This also implies that nobody can ever become a native speaker of another language than the first one learned.

Due to globalisation also the amount of English teachers available is rising steadily. Until recently, the voices of non-native speakers articulating their own concerns have been even rarer. This teaching behaviour might have a demotivating effect on the students as they perceive their teacher as unable and ignorant.

For more information see the author's website. Language for Teaching Purposes is a most original contribution to the field — a pleasure to read not only for researchers, but classroom teachers too!

Language for Teaching Purposes

Although the entire volume focuses on the teaching of English in nine different countries, researchers, teacher educators, applied linguists, and teachers of all languages will find resonance in many of the texts.

Furthermore, Cook says that it is important for learners of a language to experience native speaker language use to get an idea of how to use the target language correctly and appropriately. NESTs are better for public relations While it is beyond the scope of this short article to fully debunk all the above, I would like to briefly outline here why these arguments are flawed.

Native English

Non-natives might also lack communicative competence Non-Native Language Teachers book they often use English only in classroom contexts and with their fellow non-native colleagues and lack the contact to native English speakers Braine, Through their outside view of the language, non-native teachers might also find it easier than native teachers to analyse and explain the target language Braine, Their efforts will undoubtedly help educators like me reflect and grow, resulting in increased teacher confidence and therefore more effective second and foreign language teaching around the world.

The perspectives presented in this book are often unnoticed by the majority of English language teachers and administrators, but reflect the reality of the dynamic diversity found in ELT. Also, before each of the three major parts, Braine includes a short summary of each chapter.

So stand up, speak out and join the movement. Finally, non-native teachers are also said to supply the students with more information about the target language than native speakers would do Medgyes, The differentiation between L1 speaker and L2 learner also shows the fact that a native speaker does not have to learn his or her native language anymore, while an L2 user learns the language throughout his or her whole life.

Non-native speakers of a language, on the other hand, are people who have learned this particular language as second or third language, but have a different language as native language. Have you looked for an English teaching job recently?

We are not slaves of the market. It includes blue margin notes, which expand on and update points raised in the previous editions.

The last part of this paper includes my analysis of the results, a final conclusion and a forecast of a possible development in this area of language teaching. I thoroughly recommend it. Of course, many non-native speakers are aware of this difference between their knowledge of the English language and the knowledge of a native speaker and this might lead to a feeling of inferiority towards native speakers Medgyes, In this paper, I will thus have a look at the following question: Native speakers of English or non-native speakers of English - who are the better English teachers?

One major problem mentioned by Braine is that native speakers often are hired as teachers simply because they are native speakers and not because of their teaching competences. The final part, Part VI, gives background information about the research on which the book is based and how it was undertaken.

This can result in having a teacher with good language skills, but little or no teaching skills. Show me the evidence, I say.

The volume is divided into five sections.Non-native language teachers have often been viewed as an unavoidable fate of the profession, rather than an asset worth exploring and investigating.

Now that non-natives are increasingly found teaching languages, and particularly English, both in ESL and EFL contexts, the identification of their. The English language teaching industry in East and Southeast Asia subscribes to an assumption that native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) are the gold standard of spoken and written language, whereas non-native English-speaking teachers (non-NESTs) are inferior educators because they lack this innate linguistic skill.

Non-native language teachers are thought of as good teachers of grammar. Well that might be true, but I think it is not all that important. I’m gonna switch sides here, and take on non-native teachers’ one prized possession, Grammar.

Regarding Grammar, native and non-native speakers have very opposing views. NNEST (/ ɛ n ˈ n ɛ s t / en-NEST) or non-native English-speaking teachers is an acronym that refers to the growing body of English language teachers who speak English as a foreign or second language.

The term was coined to highlight the dichotomy between native English-speaking teachers (NEST) and non-native English-speaking teachers (NNEST).

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Jun 25,  · Yet teachers who are non-native speakers can bring a lot to the classroom. This book examines the differences in teaching attitudes between teachers of English who are native speakers and those who are non-native speakers, and makes a realistic assessment of their respective problems, strengths and weaknesses.

Non-native language teachers have often been viewed as an unavoidable fate of the profession, rather than an asset worth exploring and investigating. Now that non-natives are increasingly found teachi.