Language Competence In English Language

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English Language Teaching (ELT) in non-English speaking countries aims to improve students’ communicative competence. It is believed that students’ communicative competence is strongly influenced by teachers’ competence. However, the issue about teachers’ competence in English teaching is often mistaken by comparing native and non-native teachers called as ‘native speaker fallacy’; an assumption that native speakers are more competent in demonstrating fluent and appropriate language (Phillipson in Tajeddin and Adeh, 2016, p. 38). The kind of fallacy has created a dichotomy between two groups of teachers. Thus, it is necessary to provide clear definition about native and non-native teachers. According to Medyes (2001 in Yeh and Wang, 2009,…show more content…
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