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Soonhyang Kim, Pace University, New York City/Pleasantville, New York, USA
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TOWARDS A DEMOCRATIC EDUCATION OF PRESERVICE ESL/EFL TEACHERS
Hao Wang, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA

From a democratic education framework, this article explores what the pedagogy of humanizing, border crossing, and dialogues could bring to the current debate of NEST/NNEST in the TESOL profession. The author makes the argument that more attention needs to be given to changing local practices, as it is more likely to yield positive outcomes. Read More

JOURNEYS BEYOND NATIVE SPEAKERISM
Eun Hee Kim, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA & Aziah McNamara, Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA

“Am I eligible to teach ‘English’ as an NNES?” It’s a common question posed by NNES teachers in the ELT community despite having all academic credentials necessary for their profession. This article contains two differing personal accounts by NNESs of their teaching experiences in the United States. Read More

MIRROR: MY LIFE AS AN NNEST
Huamin Qi, Western University, London, Ontario, Canada

This article discusses experiences of a university NNEST who has worked for many years in China and is now studying Western educational concepts and praxis in Canada. It relies on her self-reflections and critical analysis on EFL education, NNEST and NEST identities, and the proper positioning of NNESTs and NESTs. Read More

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHERS IN SOUTH KOREA: ISSUES WITH THE TRICHOTOMY
Michael Karas, University of Western Ontario London, Ontario, Canada

In South Korea, English language teachers are often placed in three broad categories: local Korean English teachers, imported foreign native-English-speaking teachers, and foreign passport–carrying Korean teachers known as gyopos. This article argues that these labels are inadequate and often restrict teaching opportunities. Read More

EIC SEEKS TO ADDRESS NNEST ISSUES UNDER NEW TESOL ADMINISTRATIVE STRUCTURE
Steven Humphries, Shenandoah University, Winchester, Virginia, USA

This article briefly describes the work recently done by TESOL Employment Issues Standing Committee about work-related issues of English language teachers. Read More

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