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ERIC Number: ED503686
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Dec-1
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
Ebata, Makiko
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Having taught ESL/EFL for seven years has led me to believe that non-native instructors can teach English effectively since we are ESL/EFL learners ourselves. We can relate to our students through our shared difficulties and insecurities. However, a number of us face the insecurity of not being "fluent enough" to teach a language other than our native tongue. In order to familiarize both myself and other nonnative instructors and around the world teacher trainees, I conducted a research on nonnativeness. This paper explores the background of nonnativeness through qualitative research and non-native English speaking teachers. Finally, I sought to ask the students about their reactions towards non-native English instructors.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan