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ERIC Number: EJ1112018
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 27
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0517
How TESOL Educators Teach Nonnative English-Speaking Teachers
Frazier, Stefan; Phillabaum, Scott
CATESOL Journal, v23 n1 p155-181 2011-2012
This paper reports the results of a survey of California TESOL educators about issues related to nonnative English-speaking teachers (NNESTs). A good deal of research suggests that NNESTs are as effective, if not more so, than native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and that their treatment in today's work world should be reconsidered; in addition, much research has interrogated the "native/nonnative" dichotomy itself, that is, whether we should or even can believe in "native speakers" and "nonnative speakers" of English. What seems to be missing, however, is a discussion of what graduate TESOL educators should be doing with nonnative English-speaking master's students, how they already interact with them, and if and how they treat them in any way "differently." The survey, conducted by 2 professors in a MA TESOL program, asked TESOL educators in California about how they work with and teach future teachers of ESL or EFL who are both native speakers and nonnative speakers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Tests/Questionnaires; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
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