Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina de Estudios Ingleses

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

Iván García Merino

Abstract

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 account.

Keywords

Profesores; Hablante nativo; Hablante no nativo; Enseñanza de la lengua; Segunda lengua; Lengua inglesa



DOI: https://doi.org/10.14198/raei.1997.10.07

Copyright (c) 1997 Iván García Merino

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