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ERIC Number: EJ831584
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0346-251X
Non-Native English-Speaking Teachers, Context and English Language Teaching
Hayes, David
System: An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, v37 n1 p1-11 Mar 2009
This article contends that, in spite of a recent upsurge in writing on non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) in the global discourse of English language teaching (ELT), the experiences of NNESTSs working within their own state educational systems remain seriously under-investigated. To help to redress this, the article explores, from their own perspectives, how a group of NNESTs experience English teaching in Thailand, where English is taught as a foreign language. Though the article only has space to consider two aspects of the teachers' lives and careers--classroom methods and commitment to teaching--it is hoped that it will contribute to an understanding of the many and varied locally-based practices of ELT, as well as helping to correct a monolithic view of ELT based on western conceptions of practice. The importance of NNESTs of English being "native" in terms of their situational teaching competence is, accordingly, given due weight.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Thailand