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TitleRace and native speakers in ELT: parents' perspectives in Hong Kong
 
AuthorsSung, CCM
 
Issue Date2011
 
PublisherCambridge University Press. The Journal's web site is located at http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=ENG
 
CitationEnglish Today, 2011, v. 27 n. 3, p. 25-29 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266078411000344
 
AbstractEnglish is used as an important means of international and intercultural communication around the world more than ever. Because of its widespread use in the global context, non-native speakers of English around the world outnumber native speakers by far (Crystal, 1997). According to Kachru and Nelson (1996: 79), ‘accepting even cautious estimates, there must be at least three nonnative users of English for every old-country native user’. A similar phenomenon is also observable in the English Language Teaching (ELT) profession, with the vast majority of teachers of English as a second and foreign language in the world being non-native speakers.
 
ISSN0266-0784
 
DOIhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266078411000344
 
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dc.identifier.citationEnglish Today, 2011, v. 27 n. 3, p. 25-29 [How to Cite?]
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0266078411000344
 
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