TheWeek received an email from a teacher pointing out a bias towards hiring native speakers
of English in institutions around the country which led to this story
Figures 6a, 6b, 7a and 7b, below, show that a native teacher was preferred in most cases, even by beginners: 75% and 85% of the foreign students preferred a native speaker
in their beginning and advanced levels, respectively.
There were distinctive differences between the topical structure of the non native speaker
texts, the 'C' standard native speaker
texts, and the 'A' standard native speaker
The concept of the native speaker
has been widely debated in EFL/ESL literature and somehow demystified by several authors.
Let's aim at global English, not the native speaker
contact seems to have an impact too, resulting in the higher frequency of the discourse marker (particularly at the textual level) among those learners who have had extensive contact with native speakers
As opposed to in-country immersion learning where students live in the target country and interact with native speakers
, these students are isolated in an artificial "Arabic" environment in a refurbished wing of Riley Barracks at Fort Huachuca, Arizona.
In chapter 12 David Lasagabaster and Juan Manuel Sierra answer the question which gives the title to their contribution " What do students think about the pros and cons of having a native speaker
teacher?" The subjects participating in their study were 76 Basque university students who completed both a close and an open questionnaire.
The Rosetta Stone[R] Language Learning System uses a total immersion environment so that you're not learning to translate the language but are encouraged to think in the language--the same way a native speaker
Although I was raised in Ghana and did endure the whip from time to time, I was interested in Cameron Duodu's comparison of English and Twi (NA May), and his comment that if Twi is difficult even for the native speaker
to learn, "just imagine the problem they posed for someone who was learning Twi as a second language".