Native and non-native English teachers in the classroom: a re-examination

@inproceedings{Sutherland2012NativeAN,
  title={Native and non-native English teachers in the classroom: a re-examination},
  author={Sean Meiji Sutherland},
  year={2012}
}
Native English speakers are often claimed to be better language teachers than non-native English speakers, both by those who have not reflected critically on the inherent differences between knowing how to use a language and knowing how to teach a language, and by those who assume that non-native English speakers are by definition not fluent. Nativeness is thus equated with pedagogical superiority. This claim, whether it is made by students, parents, hiring boards, or other interested parties… CONTINUE READING

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