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LETTER FROM THE CHAIR
Kyung-Hee Bae, Rice University, Houston, Texas, USA
In her first message as the chair of the NNEST-IS, Kyung-Hee Bae asks members to reflect on almost two decades of our organization and to consider future directions of our IS. To that end, she shares preliminary findings of the survey that was sent out via the IS listserv earlier this year.
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EDITORIAL: WORLDVIEWS OF (IN)EQUITY AND THE NNEST MOVEMENT
Bedrettin Yazan, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA & Nathanael Rudolph, Mukogawa Women's University, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
This article introduces various ontological and epistemological frames of conceptualizing (in)equity in the field of ELT, the NNEST movement, and the contents of this edition of the NNEST Newsletter. It also discusses the implications such variety might have for participation in and direction for the movement. Read More
BEYOND THE NATIVE SPEAKER: MY LIFE AS AN NJS, NNES, AND BILINGUAL USER OF JAPANESE AND ENGLISH
Aya Matsuda, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, USA
The author debunks the myth of “native speakers” (NS) by sharing her experience as a user of English and Japanese, demonstrates the uselessness of the concept in determining one’s readiness as a language teacher, and reconceptualizes teacher qualification without being constrained by the idea of NS. Read More
THE NNEST OF THE MONTH BLOG: AFTER 9 YEARS AND 100 INTERVIEWS, STILL GOING STRONG!
Terry Doyle, Eugene, Oregon, USA.

The NNEST of the Month blog, which first appeared in 2005 and was transformed into a state-of-the-art blog by Ana Wu starting in 2007, recently published its 100th interview. We post monthly interviews of professors, graduate students, and teachers interested in NNEST and English as an international language issues. Read More

Personal Accounts
EQUALITY IN TEFL
Marek Kiczkowiak, Polish Your Languages, Wageningen, Holland
 In this article, after exposing and debunking some of the most common reasons for the continued discrimination of NNESTs within the teaching industry, the author shows that some positive changes are already taking place, and finally calls on all teachers, recruiters, and students to get involved in the campaign. Read More
WRESTLING WITH CONCEPTUALIZING BORDERS AND BORDER CROSSING: AN ONGOING REFLECTION
Nathanael Rudolph, Mukogawa Women's University, Nishinomiya, Hyogo, Japan
In this article, the author shares an account of an ongoing, critically-oriented dialogue with a colleague regarding conceptualizing and approaching identity and (in)equity in ELT both within and beyond their workplace.
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GROWING UP AS A GLOBAL NOMAD: PROBLEMATIZING NATIVENESS IN AN ERA OF WORLD ENGLISHES
Sarina Chugani Molina, University of San Diego, San Diego, California, USA
The native/nonnative binary becomes an even more complex phenomenon when considering the experiences of English speakers who have acquired English in hybrid, linguistic, and cultural contexts. This article problematizes this dichotomy through my experiences with the English language growing up as a global nomad or third-culture individual. Read More
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