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Native and Non-Native English Speaking Teachers in China: Perceptions and Practices

Huang, Zheng

978 981 10 5283 5
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Publication date:
29 August 2017

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This book explores the responses of Chinese English teachers (CETs) and learners to the Native English-Speaking Teacher/Non-Native English-Speaking Teacher (NEST/NNEST) issue by examining the self-perceptions of Chinese English teachers, the perceptions of Chinese learners, and the real practices of the two groups of teachers in the classroom. It reveals how Chinese students' and teachers' perceptions are influenced by the combined forces of Chinese traditional culture and globalization, how Chinese English teachers' classroom practices reflect their perceptions, and how Chinese English teachers struggle to (re)construct their professional identity as English teachers in the dominant ideology and disempowering discourse of native-speakerism. The findings also shed light on the impacts of globalization on Chinese English teachers' professional identity and provide ways to empower them as English language teaching professionals.This book will appeal to a broad readership, including foreign-language teachers - especially NNESTs - around the world, graduate students majoring in sociolinguistics, and scholars of globalization.

Table of contents: 

Introduction.- Conceptualizing (Non-)native Speaker Identity.- Showing the Study.- Features of NESTs and CETs.- CETs' Professional Identity.- Possible Impact of Globalization on CETs' Professional Identity.- Recommendations and Reflections.


Huang Zheng, Ph.D, a specialist in sociolinguistics, is currently a lecturer at Shanghai Normal University. She obtained her doctoral degree from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University. Her research interests include teacher education, language teaching, and World Englishes. She published the paper Coherence of conjunctive words in discourse in the Journal of Shanghai Normal University in 2003. She is also the author/co-author of three books: An Instructive Course for CET 4, An Instructive Course for CET 6, and English Writing for TEM 4: Patterns and Practices, all published by Shanghai Jiaotong University Press. She was funded by Shanghai Normal University to conduct the further research on NEST/NNEST issues in Shanghai, one of the most globalized cities in China.



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