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The native speaker fever in English language teaching (ELT) : Pitting pedagogical competence against historical origin

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Anchimbe, Eric A.:
The native speaker fever in English language teaching (ELT) : Pitting pedagogical competence against historical origin.
In: Linguistik online. Vol. 26 (2006) Issue 1 . - pp. 3-14.
ISSN 1615-3014
DOI: https://doi.org/10.13092/lo.26.618

Abstract in another language

This paper discusses English language teaching (ELT) around the world, and argues that as a profession, it should emphasise pedagogical competence rather than native-speaker requirement in the recruitment of teachers in English as a foreign language (EFL) and English as a second language (ESL) contexts. It establishes that being a native speaker does not make one automatically a competent speaker or, of that matter, a competent teacher of the language. It observes that on many grounds, including physical, sociocultural, technological and economic changes in the world as well as the status of English as official and national language in many post-colonial regions, the distinction between native and non-native speakers is no longer valid.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Languages and Literature > Chair English Linguistics > Chair English Linguistics - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Susanne M├╝hleisen
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 400 Language > 400 Language
400 Language > 410 Linguistics
400 Language > 420 English, Old English languages
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2020 10:12
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 10:12
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/53749