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LEADERSHIP UPDATES
THE LETTER FROM THE CURRENT CHAIR
Ali Fuad Selvi, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
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OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES FOR NNESTS IN A GLOBALIZED WORLD: MESSAGE FROM THE OUTGOING CHAIR
Lawrence Jun Zhang, University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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ARTICLES
BEYOND BINARIES: CONSTRUCTING AND NEGOTIATING BORDERS OF IDENTITY IN GLOCALIZED ELT
Nathanael Rudolph, Mukogawa Women's University, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan

This article asserts that critical constructions of the NS/NNS and NEST/NNEST dichotomies conceptualize the NS construct as an oversimplified regime of truth in globalized ELT, and argues for a move towards contextualized descriptions of how intertwined localized and globalized discourses of identity construct and perpetuate borders of being and becoming. Read More

THE DEVELOPMENT OF "CONFIDENCE" AS PART OF NNESTS' PROFESSIONAL REPERTOIRE
Davi S. Reis, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA

In TESOL, developing one’s confidence as a user and teacher of English is essential. Yet, given the native speaker myth, many NNESTs struggle to do so. Here, the author argues for the inclusion of specific pedagogical experiences in MA TESL programs to support NNESTs in negotiating and claiming confident professional identities. Read More

PERSONAL ACCOUNT
NOVICE AND "NONNATIVE": INTERNATIONAL TESOL STUDENTS AS EMERGING TEACHERS
Geeta Aneja, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

The experiences and identity formation of emerging NNESTs of English differs from those of emerging teachers, NNESTs of other subjects, and experienced NNESTs of English. This personal account reflects on the emerging NNEST experience and literature using preliminary qualitative data. Read More

TESOL DOCTORAL FORUM 2013
Elena Andrei, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina, USA

This is a personal account of a 1-day event, Wednesday before the TESOL convention, that provides doctoral students an avenue to present and talk about their work. Read More

BRIEF REPORT
HOW NNES M.A. TESOL STUDENTS REALLY FEEL ABOUT THEIR PROFESSORS
Stefan Frazier & Scott Phillabaum, San Jose State University, San Jose, California, USA

The authors have recently conducted two surveys, one of TESOL educators and one of MA TESOL students, on NNEST issues. In this report, we discover what these groups said about each other and the implications of those responses. Read More

ANNOUNCEMENTS AND INFORMATION
NNEST IS Newsletter Call for Submissions
Do you have some thoughts on the status of nonnative English speakers in TESOL? Have you done some preliminary studies on any NNEST-related issues? Do you have personal stories to share that are related to NNEST issues? Do you have some helpful tips for other nonnative English speakers in TESOL? If you do, please submit an article to the NNESTIS Newsletter for consideration. The deadline for submissions for the January 2014 issue is November 15, 2013
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NNEST Resources
Are you looking for interesting resources for NNES teachers? If so, you should visit the “Resources” section of our NNESTIS Web site. Read More
ABOUT THIS COMMUNITY

The Nonnative English Speakers in TESOL IS was first established as a caucus in October 1998 and became an interest section a decade later in July 2008. One of the main aims of the NNESTIS is to strengthen effective teaching and learning of English around the world while respecting individuals' language rights. Read More

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The purpose, audience, and vision of this newsletter are described. Read More
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