Date: 29-Sep-2005 From: Jasper de Vaal <jasper.devaalspringer-sbm.com> Subject: Non-Native Language Teachers: Llurda
Title: Non-Native Language Teachers
Subtitle: Perceptions, Challenges and Contributions to the Profession
Series Title: Educational Linguistics 5
Editor: Enric Llurda, Universitat de Lleida, Lleida, Catalonia, Spain
Hardback: ISBN: 0387245669 Pages: 328 Price: U.K. £ 77.00
Hardback: ISBN: 0387245669 Pages: 328 Price: Europe EURO 99.95
Hardback: ISBN: 0387245669 Pages: 328 Price: U.S. $ 129.00
Non-native language teachers have often been viewed as an unavoidable fate of the profession, rather than an asset worth exploring and investigating. Now that non-natives are increasingly found teaching languages, and particularly English, both in ESL and EFL contexts, the identification of their specific contributions and their main strengths has become more relevant than ever.
As a result, there has recently been a surge of interest in the role of non-native teachers but little empirical research has been published so far. This volume is particularly rich in providing different approaches to the study of non-native teachers: NNS teachers as seen by students, teachers, graduate supervisors, and by themselves. It also contributes little explored perspectives, like classroom discourse analysis, or a social-psychological framework to discuss conceptions of NNS teachers.