NNESTs V.s. NESTs: Why Domestic English Teachers Should Not Worry About Their Foreign Counterparts

Nowadays, either in formal or informal educational institutions in Indonesia, the presence of foreign English teachers is unavoidable. Most learners who are taught by them must feel delighted and enthusiastic, so does the board of the institution who hires them.

The reason may be political, which is to promote the institution in order to attract more customers. But how about the fellow teachers, who happen to be non-native English speakers? What do they perceive about their foreign counterparts who work among them in the same institution?

In the scope of TESOL (Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages) like in Indonesia where English only serves as a foreign language, the dichotomy between the domestic English teachers or NNESTs (NonNative English-Speaking Teachers) and NESTs (Native English-Speaking Teachers) is so obvious.

This paper dissects this dichotomy by addressing the Indonesian ELT context and its NNESTs, in particular, by referring to a range of literatures proposed by many scholars.

Name : Syahara Dina Amalia

Source : https://media.neliti.com/media/publications/170802-EN-nnests-vs-nests-why-domestic-english-tea.pdf