publication . Article . 2017

The Natives are Revolting! Moving Beyond the NNEST/NEST Dichotomy in English Language Teaching

Shaw, Aeddan;
Open Access English
  • Published: 24 Apr 2017 Journal: Elementary Education in Theory and Practice (issn: 2353-7787, eissn: 1896-2327, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Akademia Ignatianum w Krakowie
Abstract
The issue of Native-Speakerism periodically rears its head in English Language Teaching and the profession as a whole is riven by a perceived split between “Native English Speaker Teachers” or NEST and “Non-Native English Speaker Teachers” or NNEST. Whilst in the early days of ELT there was a considerable bias towards the former and being a “native” enjoyed a considerable cachet, this article claims that the reality has changed dramatically and now we are only divided by the terms we use to describe ourselves rather than the reality. Drawing on data provided by Cambridge English and the author’s own research, the article examines the claims of Marek Kiczkowiak w...
Subjects
free text keywords: English philology, NEST; NNEST; reappropriation; Native-Speakerism; ELT, filologia angielska; pedagogika, NEST; NNEST; reappropriation; Native-Speakerism; ELT
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