ERIC Number: EJ637462
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
International Teaching Assistant Programs and World Englishes Perspective.
Journal of Graduate Teaching Assistant Development, v8 n2 p71-75 2001
Explores the need to implement the World Englishes (WE) perspective into international teaching assistant (ITA) programs. While traditional ITA programs typically view ITA speech as deficient and in need of improvement, the WE perspective asserts that intelligibility is dependent upon interaction between speaker and listener, thereby rendering effective communication between ITAs and undergraduate students a shared responsibility. (EV)
Descriptors: Classroom Communication, English (Second Language), Foreign Students, Higher Education, Mutual Intelligibility, Teaching Assistants
New Forums Press, P.O. Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74076.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A