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LETTER FROM THE EDITORS
Baburhan Uzum & Burcu Ates, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
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UPON ARRIVAL: LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AS A GATEKEEPER FOR PROFESSIONAL COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE
Natalia Balyasnikova, University of British Columbia, Canada, & Roza Kazakbaeva, University of Central Asia, Kyrgyzstan

In this article, the authors present two case studies that document how NNEST status served as a gatekeeper for Kyrgyz and Russian professionals entering new professional fields in the United States. The findings of both studies suggest that perceived low English language proficiency was the key factor in preventing participants from utilizing their former professional expertise. Read More

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QUESTIONING THE NEST AND NNEST DICHOTOMY
Keith M. Graham, New Taipei City, Taiwan

Articles in the September 2016 TESOL Quarterly questioned the use of terms such as NNEST for defining teacher identities. In this article, the author suggests that the NNEST term is still useful and should be maintained until the NNEST movement’s mission of equality for all language teachers has been fulfilled. Read More

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ADDRESSING THE NEEDS OF NNESTS: IMPLICATIONS FOR TESOL PROGRAMS
Seullee Talia Lee, Yanbian University of Science & Technology, China

This article focuses on how NNESTs, after acknowledging the legitimacy of their identities as English speakers/teachers, must focus on a follow-up stage for their personal and professional development. Also, it suggests possible implications for current TESOL programs to more effectively support NNESTs. Read More

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NEST TRAINERS TRAINING NNESTS: DO WE REALLY NEED THEM?
Gökhan Öztürk, Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey

This personal account reports on the notion of NEST trainers, which seems to be a rising trend in training NNESTs in Turkey. It also aims to create awareness among NNESTs regarding such trainings by providing examples from the situation in Turkey, an EFL context. Read More

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BRIEF REPORTS
REFLECTIONS OVER SILVANA RICHARDSON'S PLENARY: HOW NNESTs BECAME THE FOCUS OF MY RESEARCH
Bárbara Hernandes, Dublin, Ireland

Richardson's 2016 plenary on the issues revolving around NNESTs sparked interest in many professionals of the English language teaching industry—including the author, who ended up writing a master's thesis on the topic. Read More

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NNEST NEWSLETTER CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
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ABOUT THE NONNATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS IN TESOL INTEREST SECTION (NNEST-IS)
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INSTITUTIONALIZED RESPONSES AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN TESOL
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