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- ISBN: 9780415876315 | 0415876311
- Cover: Hardcover
- Copyright: 2/19/2010
Researchers and educators will find this an essential reference book and an effective vehicle for introducing students to the Nonnative English Speaking Teacher research field.Brock Brady, American University, USThis book will definitely serve as a state-of-the-art resource for researchers in the field. I certainly welcome it.Masaki Oda, Tamagawa University, JapanThis is an exciting project. Many teacher training programs will find this book indispensable.Peter Yongqi Gu, Victoria University of Wellington, New ZealandAccording to current estimates, about 80% of English teachers worldwide are nonnative speakers of the language, yet for many, their qualifications, ability, and experience have been of little help in the job market where the invisible rule appeared to be No NNS need apply. As the first single-authored volume on the topic since the birth of the nonnative speaker teachers in TESOL movement a decade ago, this book fills the need for a coherent account thattraces the origins and growth of the movementsummarizes the research that has been conductedhighlights the challenges faced by nonnative speaker teacherspromotes NNS teachers' professional growthNo discussion of World Englishes or the spread of English internationally is now complete without reference to the NNS movement. This book celebrates its first decade and charts a direction for its growth and development.