Can non-speakers of English become good TEFL teachers?

Posted: January 31, 2014 in METHODOLOGY

This is a source of constant debate in the TEFL world. Here in Spain, many Spaniards (employers and students) request native speaker teachers. They hold beliefs, or prejudices, such as:

British speak proper English not like Americans

My German / Dutch /Spanish teacher of English knows grammar but speaks with a terrible accent

I want to speak proper English like my British / American/ Australian / teacher

This is a complex and controversial topic…

I found this interesting article about non-native speaker teachers. I you want to read more just click on the link below. You can also add your comment.

http://www.onlinetefltraining.com/can-non-native-speakers-of-english-become-good-tefl-teachers/

 

Conchi

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