Non native Educators in English Language Teaching

Author: George Braine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135461864
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The place of native and non-native speakers in the role of English teachers has probably been an issue ever since English was taught internationally. Although ESL and EFL literature is awash, in fact dependent upon, the scrutiny of non-native learners, interest in non-native academics and teachers is fairly new. Until recently, the voices of non-native speakers articulating their own concerns have been even rarer. This book is a response to this notable vacuum in the ELT literature, providing a forum for language educators from diverse geographical origins and language backgrounds. In addition to presenting autobiographical narratives, these authors argue sociopolitical issues and discuss implications for teacher education, all relating to the theme of non-native educators in ETL. All of the authors are non-native speakers of English. Some are long established professionals, whereas others are more recent initiates to the field. All but one received part of the higher education in North America, and all except two of the chapters are at least partially contextualized in North America. Particularly relevant for non-native speakers who aspire to enter the profession, graduate students in TESOL programs, and teacher educators, the unique nature of this book's contributors and its contents will interest researchers and professionals in applied linguistics generally and in ELT, and all those who are concerned with the role of non-native speakers in English-language teaching.

Non native Educators in English Language Teaching

Author: George Braine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135461937
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The place of native and non-native speakers in the role of English teachers has probably been an issue ever since English was taught internationally. Although ESL and EFL literature is awash, in fact dependent upon, the scrutiny of non-native learners, interest in non-native academics and teachers is fairly new. Until recently, the voices of non-native speakers articulating their own concerns have been even rarer. This book is a response to this notable vacuum in the ELT literature, providing a forum for language educators from diverse geographical origins and language backgrounds. In addition to presenting autobiographical narratives, these authors argue sociopolitical issues and discuss implications for teacher education, all relating to the theme of non-native educators in ETL. All of the authors are non-native speakers of English. Some are long established professionals, whereas others are more recent initiates to the field. All but one received part of the higher education in North America, and all except two of the chapters are at least partially contextualized in North America. Particularly relevant for non-native speakers who aspire to enter the profession, graduate students in TESOL programs, and teacher educators, the unique nature of this book's contributors and its contents will interest researchers and professionals in applied linguistics generally and in ELT, and all those who are concerned with the role of non-native speakers in English-language teaching.

Native and Non Native Teachers in English Language Classrooms

Author: Juan de Dios Martinez Agudo
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 1501504142
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Despite being highly debated in applied linguistics and L2 teaching literature, the controversial issue of (non)nativeness still remains unresolved. Contemporary critical research has questioned the theoretical foundations of the nativeness paradigm, which still exerts a strong influence in the language teaching profession. Written by well-known researchers and teacher educators from all over the world, both NSs and NNSs, the selected contributions of this volume cover a great variety of aspects related to the professional role and status of both NS and NNS teachers in terms of both perceived differences and professional concerns and challenges. The strongest aspects of this volume are the global perspectives and the implications for future research and teacher education. It is precisely this international perspective which makes this volume illustrative of different realities with a similar objective in mind: the improvement of second language teaching and teacher education. In today's world, being a NS or NNS should not really matter but rather teachers' professional competences. This publication thus provides a forum of reflection and discussion for all L2 educators who need to be aware of how much they might offer to their future students.

Nonnative Speaker English Teachers

Author: George Braine
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135152020
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This book traces the origins and growth of the nonnative speaker teacher movement in TESOL since its birth a decade ago, summarizes the research that has been conducted, highlights the challenges faced by NNS teachers, and promotes NNS teachers’ professional growth.

Non Native Language Teachers

Author: Enric Llurda
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387328225
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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 specific contributions and their main strengths has become more relevant than ever. 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. This volume is particularly rich in providing different approaches to the study of non-native teachers: NNS teachers as seen by students, teachers, graduate supervisors, and by themselves. It also contributes little explored perspectives, like classroom discourse analysis, or a social-psychological framework to discuss conceptions of NNS teachers.

Learning and teaching from experience

Author: Lía D. Kamhi-Stein
Publisher: University of Michigan Press/ESL
ISBN: 9780472089987
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The majority teachers of English to speakers of other languages around the world are nonnative speakers of English themselves. Learning and Teaching from Experience presents a wide range of views on NNES (nonnative English speaking) professionals in ESL and EFL settings at various academic levels-including K-12, adult education, community college, and university. This informative volume is divided into the sections focusing on theoretical underpinnings, research, teacher preparation, and classroom application specific to issues facing NNES professionals. Learning and Teaching from Experience is also one of the first volumes to present work by the founding members of the caucus for nonnative English-speakers in the national TESOL professional association, who are rightly considered to be experts in the field. This book will surely interest NNES teachers and researchers, as well as teacher educators and their trainees in the United States and abroad.

Nonnative English Speaker Teachers Stories

Author: Icy Lee
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9789629966409
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In this handy book, Icy Lee and Paul Sze share openly about their careers as nonnative English speaker educators in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) and reflect on their teaching by recollecting their own experiences as learners, teachers and teacher educators. Also included are stories of other pre-service and in-service teachers with whom the authors have come into contact. Through teachers' stories that illustrate multifarious issues in TESOL, the book provides a source of inspiration for nonnative speaking professionals in the field, encouraging them to examine issues that are central to their career and to reflect on their own practice critically. The book consists of four sections that address core issues in second language teacher education, each beginning with an introduction, followed by a number of stories and ending with a few questions for stimulating further discussion on the issues.

Native or Non native speakers Who are the better English teachers

Author: Svenja Christen
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 364051789X
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Seminar paper from the year 2008 in the subject English - Miscellaneous, grade: 1, , language: English, abstract: In today’s globalised world language knowledge becomes more and more important for good and skilled communication. Especially the knowledge of one language – the world language English – is necessary to be competitive and able to communicate worldwide. The status of English as a world language is obviously due to its large amount of native speakers all over the world, but also its simplicity in grammar, structure and vocabulary makes it to one of the most important languages in the world. There are approximately 380 million native speakers of English and more than 700 non-native speakers of English all over the world, which results in large parts of today’s communication taking place in English. Thus good English language knowledge is a precondition for many jobs and educations. This places great importance on today’s English language education. It has to be of high quality and learners have to acquire the language as good and as fast as possible. But who can perform the job of an English teacher best? There has been lots of discussion in the past years about whether native or non-native speakers are better at language teaching. Due to globalisation also the amount of English teachers available is rising steadily. Today’s English teachers come from a broad range of different countries and thus have differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Those backgrounds have again influence on the teachers’ teaching styles and methods and their general understanding of the teaching context and their students. Moreover, today’s English teachers have different levels of knowledge of the target language and culture. 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? Native speakers, on the one hand know their language perfectly, faultlessly and naturally. Non-natives on the other hand are more familiar with the students’ language learning process and have a better understanding of the learners’ needs. Thus, who is the ideal language teacher for the challenging task of teaching the world language English?

English Language Teaching in South America

Author: Lía D. Kamhi-Stein
Publisher: Bilingual Education & Bilingua
ISBN: 9781783097968
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This book investigates English language policies and initiatives which have been implemented in South America. Chapters examine factors that contribute to and prevent the introduction of policies; analyze current teacher preparation initiatives; discuss the status of English language teaching and showcase examples of innovation and success.