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Burcu Ateş and Babürhan Üzüm, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA
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A COMPARISON OF FRESHMAN AND SENIOR ELT STUDENTS' PERCEPTIONS OF NESTS AND NNESTS
Burcu Varol, Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey, and Yasemin Bayyurt, Bogazici University, Istanbul, Turkey
This article reports on the findings of Varol and Bayyurt’s study on the exploration of Turkish preservice language teachers’ perceptions of the issue of native-English-speaking teachers (NESTs) and nonnative-English-speaking teachers (NNESTs). The perceptions of freshman and senior English language teaching (ELT) students were analyzed comparatively. The results show that the groups did not differ in their perceptions and had fluid and dynamic views about NEST/NNEST issues.
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NNESTS: THE FIGHT TO BE RELEVANT

Rachael H. C. Krummel, Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, USA

Many in the English language teaching field have sought to validate the position that native-English-speaking teachers are the gold standard English speakers, thereby marginalizing nonnative-English-speaking teachers (NNESTs). This personal account is written in hopes that educators in TESOL will gain an understanding of the inequalities faced by many NNESTs
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FOREIGN LANGUAGE LEARNING IS JUST LIKE GROWING A TREE
Marie Mori, Indiana State University, Terre Haute, Indiana, USA
As a nonnative English speaker who has been learning English for 12 years, I have faced many trials on my path to becoming a teacher. Based on my experience, I want to be a teacher who helps encourage students to understand the excitement of interacting with the world through English.
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FROM EFL TO ESL: AN NNEST IN TRANSITION

Ying Xiong, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA

This personal account was written by a non-native English-speaking teacher (NNEST) for other NNESTs who have experienced, are experiencing, or might experience professional and identity crises while shifting from being an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher to an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher.
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