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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Ali Fuad Selvi, Middle East Technical University, Northern Cyprus
This letter describes the IS chair's reflections on the past year's achievements as well as his reflections about upcoming events and directions. Read More
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PROBLEMATIZING HIRING OF "NATIVE TEACHERS" FOR THEIR "NATIVENESS:" LESSONS FROM HONG KONG
Mary Shepard Wong, Azusa Pacific University, Azusa, California, USA
This article reports on a mixed-method case study conducted in four primary and four secondary schools in Hong Kong that explored the collaboration of native-speaking and local English teachers. The findings suggest that basing collaboration just on “native or nonnativeness” fails to embrace the complexity and fluidity of teachers’ identities. Read More
THE "NATIVE SPEAKER" MOTIF IN NNESTS' LANGUAGE BIOGRAPHIES
Sreemali Herath, York University English Language Institute, Toronto, Canada
Drawing on language learning biographies of three NNESTs who had learned and taught English in nonnative-English-speaking contexts, this article explores how notions of native English speakers dominate EFL teachers’ language learning experiences, pedagogical practices, and professional identities. Read More
EMPLOYING EXPATRIATE NNS TEACHERS OF ENGLISH IN VIETNAM: VIEWS FROM THE PUBLIC
Ngoc Doan (Đoàn Bá Ngọc), University of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia
This article shows that the general public prefer either NS teachers if the government could afford, or Vietnamese teachers of English if otherwise. Rationales given by the public corroborate findings from research into the NS-NNS dichotomy that professional qualification and experience are not considered when selecting of teachers of English. Read More
"THE DANGER OF A SINGLE STORY": MAKING ROOM FOR STUDENT IDENTITY IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSROOM
Britni Cunningham, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
This article is a short review of literature surrounding the idealization of native English speakers and the problems that such attitudes pose for students of English. It argues that English language classrooms must make room for a wide variety of English-speaking identities in order to debunk the myth of the “single story” of English speakers.  Read More
Personal Accounts
HUMOR IN TESOL: DANNY'S REVENGE
George Braine, ESL Consultatnt, Hong Kong
In this brief article, Braine recounts an experience that was unpleasant at the time, but with passing time, he is able to recall it with humor. Read More
(NON-)NATIVITY SCENES
Marek Kiczkowiak, Polish Your Languages, Wageningen, Holland
The author presents a personal account of discriminatory practices against nonnative-English-speaking teachers. He provides some examples from European context.
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AN NNEST FACING DISCRIMINATION IN VARIOUS VENUES
Okon Effiong, Qatar University, Doha, Qatar
English is deemed the preferred language for international communication. Not for some, because practices abound which suggest that English is learned in order to communicate exclusively with native English speakers. My personal circumstances may change, my passport colour may change, but my skin colour will never change.
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TESOL and ETS Announce 2014 TESOL Award for Distinguished Research
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