Péter Medgyes talks about the new edition of The Non-native Teacher
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- Publisher's Note
- Sample: Chapter 8
Collaboration between natives and non-natives
Teaching English Today
The original edition of The Non-native Teacher as published in 1994 (Macmillan), winning the ESU Duke of Edinburgh award for methodology books in 1995, followed by a second edition in 1999 (Max Hueber Verlag).
Both editions became standard texts on university and teacher training courses.
Since then, discussions about native- and non-native-speaker teachers of English have continued to be relevant to those involved in education worldwide. During this time, various developments, including that of English as a lingua franca, and of attitudes towards employment laws, have opened up the topic for discussion within ever-wider contexts. Recently, that debate has received even more notice, as evidenced by the reactions to Silvana Richardson’s 2016 IATEFL conference plenary, the TEFL Equity Advocates website, the urging of non-discriminatory employment policies by a growing number of teachers’ associations – and an increasing awareness of the need for rational and informed discussion.
This updated edition adds new material to the original text and presents the content in a format that invites thinking, discussion and further reading. The aim is to be thought-provoking and to encourage the reader/user to relate the content to their own personal experience and teaching context.
Péter Medgyes is a Hungarian teacher trainer, academic, and prolific author. He was a founding director of the Centre for English Teacher Training at ELTE, Budapest and, among many other things, Hungary’s Ambassador to Syria for four years and Vice-President of IATEFL. He is a frequent speaker at teachers’ conferences worldwide.
Swan Communication is owned and run by Susan Holden, who has been active in large and small ELT publishing for many years, as well as having varied international experience as a magazine editor, teacher, teacher trainer and author.
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