Tag Archives: discrimination in TESOL

Reflections on Linguicism

Shannon Tanghe
Shannon Tanghe

Language discrimination is far from new. Ancient biblical stories describe a “shibboleth,” when pronunciation of this word alone was used to identify fleeing Ephraimites, a tribe defeated by the Gileadites. Those who pronounced the word without the /sh/ sound, a … Continue reading

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Native English–Speaking Teachers and Trainers Still Idealized

Deena Boraie
Deena Boraie

The TESOL President’s Blog In spite of all the advances that have occurred within our profession, backed by research which has shown that trained nonnative English–speaking teachers (NNESTs) can in fact be better than native English–speaking teachers (NESTs) because they … Continue reading

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