Native English Speaker Teachers (NESTs) versus Non Native English Speaker Teachers (NNESTs) in TESOL

Wahyudi, Ribut (2012) Native English Speaker Teachers (NESTs) versus Non Native English Speaker Teachers (NNESTs) in TESOL. Presented at The 4th NELTAL Conference: "Englishes for Communication and Interaction", 31 March 2012, State University of Malang.

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There is an open debate whether native speaker teachers or non native speakers teach better. There are complex explanations behind this debate. However, much current studies indicate that both have advantages in their own ways. It is indeed unnecessary to draw a demarcation line between NESTs and NNESTs in the TESOL field (Phothongsunan & Suwanarak 2008) as different varieties of English are getting more recognised (Kachru and Nelson, cited in Liu 1999; Kachru, 2005; Braine, 2010). In this paper, I will discuss the advantages of NNESTs and NESTs professional, followed by the suggestions for NNEST. Prior to this, I elaborate my teaching context in which I try to engage my own experience as both students and NNESTs in each discussion as a reflection

Item Type: Conference (Paper)
Keywords: Native Speaker Teachers; Non-Native Speaker Teachers; TESOL
Subjects: 13 EDUCATION > 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy > 130207 LOTE, ESL and TESOL Curriculum and Pedagogy
20 LANGUAGE, COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE > 2004 Linguistics > 200401 Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > Department of English Language and Letters
Depositing User: Ribut Wahyudi
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2020 22:07


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