Daily Archives: December 18, 2010

Research Says: The Non-Native English Speaking Teacher is the Best Teacher

What? Come again? The NNEST is better than the NEST? Who’s the source? Where did you get that from? Dear reader(s), it’s true. I’m not making it up. Remember, I believe that All Teachers Can Be Great Teachers, if we: … Continue reading

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China: Native English Speaking Teacher (NEST) Horror Stories

Jessica A. Larson-Wang, eChinacities.com Teaching English in China can be a risky venture, especially for inexperienced teachers who might fall victim to the more unscrupulous schools and administrators out there. Here we take a look at several horror stories which … Continue reading

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Shanghai Police Crack Down on Illegal Foreign Teachers

Shanghai Police Crack Down on Illegal Foreign Teachers Dec 12, 2010eChinacities.com Recently, the Minhang Police Entry and Exit Administrative Department of the Shanghai Public Security Bureau began renewing efforts to combat the “three illegalities” for foreigners: illegal immigration, illegal residence … Continue reading

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NNEST Discrimination: Karla Denied Employment in the UK

Karla Guedes Portuguese and English as a Second Language teacher, interpreter and translator. Southampton, United Kingdom Freelance Portuguese and English teacher, interpreter and translator at various places Karla Guedes • Firstly, I would like to thank Thomas for posting this … Continue reading

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How Do You Know A Good Teacher?

Wayne Duplessis Administration at Tefl Indonesia Indonesia Wayne Duplessis • How do you know a good teacher? You will know a teacher by what they do and what they do not do. Do they speak little, but listen attentively? Do … Continue reading

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ENGLISH NO LONGER BELONGS TO NATIVE SPEAKERS

“It is impossible to learn a foreign language (English) without being influenced ideologically, politically, culturally, etc. The teaching and learning of a geographically, politically, and culturally, “neutral” form of English, which is perceived as a language of wider communication, and … Continue reading

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21 Accents – My Name Is Amy Walker: Which Accent Should The Native Speaker Speak?

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Be-Know-Do: A Different Angle on the Native Speaker Myth

English is important, no one would doubt that nowadays. And the belief is that a Native Speaker Myth holds that the best teacher is a Native Speaker. So, why not simply immerse yourself in English? Surround yourself by a million … Continue reading

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Interview With A Spanish Native Speaker

As you watch this interview, regardless of whether or not you understand Spanish, ask yourself the question: Is the Spanish Native Speaker (who is being interviewed) capable of teaching Spanish? Would you like the native speaker to be your teacher, … Continue reading

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How Do You Know A Good Teacher?

Arthur Borges French/Swedish Translator, Editor and Writer China English Instructor at Henan University of Technology • How do you know a good teacher? Prepares lesson plans Submits paperwork on time (e.g. corrected homework to students and grades to school) Secures … Continue reading

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