Native English-speaking teachers versus non-native English-speaking teachers

  title={Native English-speaking teachers versus non-native English-speaking teachers},
  author={Iv{\'a}n Garc{\'i}a Merino},
  • I. G. Merino
  • Published 30 November 1997
  • Education, Linguistics
There is a stereotype that takes for granted that a native speaker is by nature the best person to teach his/her foreign language. This assumption leaves little room for non-native teachers. A comparison of these two kinds of teachers is made following Medgyes' 3 dimensional framework: native/non-native, non-native/ non-native and native/native. The aim of this article is to analyze their differences in order to prove that non-native teachers have some advantages which should be taken into… 
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