ERIC Number: ED452702
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Sep
EFL Teaching and EFL Teachers in the Global Expansion of English.
Working Papers in Educational Linguistics, v16 n2 p25-42 Fall 2000
This article draws a distinction between teaching English as a Second and Foreign Language (ESL v. EFL), demonstrating that in the latter case, teaching should be moderated towards greater emphasis on formal grammar instruction and on developing learners' interlingual and intercultural awareness. Advantages of EFL teachers who are nonnative speakers of English are shown for some EFL teaching conditions. The advantages are ties to the fact that such EFL teachers are those who, as a rule, share their students' mother tongue and culture and are therefore better prepared for coping with the specific problems that originate from incompatibilities or differences in target and native languages or cultures. Some ways of eliminating such teachers' natural disadvantages as non-native speakers of English are advocated. (Contains 53 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For the complete collection of working papers, see FL 026 672.