Self-perception of Non-native Speaker Teacher of English in the Expanding Circle

Solhi, Mehdi (2011) Self-perception of Non-native Speaker Teacher of English in the Expanding Circle. In: 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics (FLTAL’11), 5-7 May 2011, Sarajevo.

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In norm-dependent countries, where English is being taught as a foreign language, the main attention is mostly being paid to the native speaker teacher of English language as the ultimate teaching resource. In such countries, native speaker‘s norm is being considered as the standard by which the language should be taught to non-native speakers. However, in recent years, more emphasis has been given to the significance of non native teachers of English and to the advantages such teachers could have in the process of language teaching (e.g. Ellis, 2005; Llurda; 2005; and Seidlhofer, 1999). In this study, attitudes of the non native teachers of English toward their own status were explored, drawing on an empirical study of the self-perception of Iranian teachers. At the same time, advantages of nonnative speaker teachers as significant resources in the expanding circle are discussed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Native speaker teacher, non native speaker teacher and expanding circle
Subjects: P Language and Literature > P Philology. Linguistics
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Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2012 09:36
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2012 12:39

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