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Where Is the Native Speaker Now? - Cook - 2015 - TESOL Quarterly

Where Is the Native Speaker Now? - Cook - 2015 - TESOL Quarterly | TELT | Scoop.it

Vivian Cook Article first published online: 25 NOV 2015 DOI: 10.1002/tesq.286 © 2015 TESOL International Association

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4 pages on multicompetence model and its impact on second language research. I think it's open access, perhaps just while it's recent

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Go and ask a native speaker (not): Hana Ticha

Go and ask a native speaker (not): Hana Ticha | TELT | Scoop.it
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Key quote for me: "Although nowadays it's not fashionable to draw a distinction between native speakers (NSs) and non-native speakers (NNSs) in the field of ELT, people do so anyway. The NS will always be the ultimate stop, the god in possession of all the knowledge we turn to for help if we are lost and helpless. […] I'm not trying to imply that we should avoid consulting native speakers. […] But isn't it us, NNSs, who also contribute to the NSs' aura of exceptionality? Many Czech students (and their parents) still feel that it's better to have a NS teacher of English because they believe they know more. And we, invariably, support this conviction by giving up and asking for evidence served on a silver plate, instead of trying to look for answers ourselves." 

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