ERIC Number: ED457682
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001-Oct
Social Identities and the NNES MA TESOL Student.
This paper examines the process of identity formation of a nonnative English speaking (NNES) graduate student pursuing a master of arts in teaching English to speakers of other languages (TESOL). The factors that influence the formation of a professional identity are examined for nonnative English speaking TESOL pre-service professionals. An extensive literature review of the topic is included. The paper is a case study of one TESOL NNES graduate student and her struggle to define a professional identity as both a learner and a teacher. General social identity theory is asserted to be useful in understanding this issue. (Contains 39 references.) (KFT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A