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Leadership Updates
EDITORS' REMARKS
Rashi Jain, Editor, Sunyung Song Editorial Volunteer, &
Naashia Mohamed, Editorial Volunteer
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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Icy Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Chair 2011-2012
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ARTICLES
CONTRIBUTIONS OF THE NATIVE-SPEAKING TEACHER IN L2 TEACHING
Ali Shehadeh, UAE University, Al Ain, United Arab Emirates

It is well established now that nonnative English-speaking teachers have unique contributions in TESOL, but what are the unique contributions of the native English-speaking teachers? Read More

AN EFL TEACHER FROM ROMANIA BECOMES AN ESL TEACHER IN NORTH CAROLINA
Elena Andrei, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia

This essay presents how my experience as an English as an EFL teacher from Romania helped me as an ESL teacher in North Carolina. Some of my experience was relevant for the new context, but I also had to learn many new things. Read More

ON POSTREADING ACTIVITIES
Liu Jingxia, English Department, College of Foreign Languages, China Three Gorges University, Hubei, China

Based on her teaching experience, the author tries to disclose that a variety of postreading activities can help students to enhance their overall language competence and improve the classroom environment. Read More

REAPPROPRIATING MY PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY AS A NONNATIVE SPEAKING ESL INSTRUCTOR IN A COLLEGE TOWN
Yin Lam Lee, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA

Many nonnative English-speaking ESL instructors in the United States share the fear of rejection due to their perceived accents and foreign appearances. As a novice ESL instructor, the author discusses how her professional identity as an ESL instructor is negotiated, contested, and reappropriated at a college town in the Midwest. Read More

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NNESTIS Newsletter Call for Submissions
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TESOL Awards and Grants
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NNEST Resources
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About This Community
About the Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL Interest Section (NNEST IS)
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NNESTIS Newsletter Mission Statement
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