Date of Graduation
Eberly College of Arts and Sciences
World Languages, Literatures and Linguistics
Frank W. Medley.
Sandra L. Dixon
Dara G. Shaw
There has been a lot of research on native speaker and nonnative speaker teachers of English as a second language. Authors have addressed negative and positive aspects of these two classes. However, there has not been much research on how students of English as a second language see their nonnative instructors. This qualitative study addresses this issue. In this study I investigated how learners perceive their nonnative speaker teachers. The data were collected through a questionnaire, class observations, and audio-taped interviews with the 16 participants. Two nonnative instructors, who taught the participants, were interviewed also. Overall, despite some negative perceptions, the data indicate that these students perceive their nonnative teachers positively.
Filho, Etelvo Ramos, "Students' perceptions of nonnative ESL teachers" (2002). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 717.