Non-Native & Native English Teachers


  • İrfan Tosuncuoglu Karabuk University, Faculty of Letters ,English Language and Literature Department



Native language, English, Learning, Teaching.


In many countries the primary (mother tongue) language is not English but there is a great demand for English language teachers all over the world. The demand in this field is try to be filled largely by non-native English speaking teachers who have learned English in the country or abroad, or from another non native English peaking teachers. In some countries, particularly those where English speaking is a a sign of status, the students prefer to learn English from a native English speaker. The perception is that a non-native English speaking teacher is a less authentic teacher than a native English speaker and their instruction is not satifactory in some ways. This paper will try to examine the literature to explore whether there is a difference in instructional effectiveness between NNESTs and native English teachers.

Author Biography

İrfan Tosuncuoglu, Karabuk University, Faculty of Letters ,English Language and Literature Department

Selçuk University Educational Faculty, English Teaching Department Graduate. Research areas are ELT and Linguistics. Has been teaching over 20 years.


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How to Cite

Tosuncuoglu, İrfan. (2017). Non-Native & Native English Teachers. Journal of History Culture and Art Research, 6(6), 634-638.