Student Perceptions of Native & Non-native English Teachers’ Attitudes, Teaching Skills Assessment and Performance

| December 28, 2007
Title
Student Perceptions of Native & Non-native English Teachers Attitudes, Teaching Skills Assessment and Performance

Keywords: teaching attitudes, instruction, evaluation, teaching results

Authors
Mingxu Liu and Limei Zhang
Jinan University, P. R. China

Bio Data
Mingxu Liu is a lecturer in the Department of English at Zhuhai College, Jinan University. His research interests include teaching evaluation, studies on learning strategies and ESP. He is teaching Reading, Writing and ESP courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.

Limei Zhang is a lecturer in the Department of English at Zhuhai College, Jinan University. She is interested in studying cross-cultural factors in language learning and teacher evaluation. She is now teaching College English to non-English majors.

Abstract
Native English-speaking teachers (NESTs) have played an important role in China s foreign language teaching. Every university in China now has native English teachers teaching various English courses to students of different levels. There are, however, few systematic studies on the differences between Non-native English-speaking teachers (NNESTs) and NESTs in China. This paper tries to identify the differences between these two groups of teachers in terms of attitude, means of instruction and teaching results as perceived by the students.

[private]

See pages 157-166

Download PDF

[/private]

Category: Quarterly Journal, Volume 9 Issue 4