Native and Non-Native English Speaking Teachers in China

Perceptions and Practices

  • Zheng Huang

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Zheng Huang
    Pages 1-18
  3. Zheng Huang
    Pages 47-65
  4. Zheng Huang
    Pages 67-94
  5. Zheng Huang
    Pages 95-116
  6. Zheng Huang
    Pages 145-151
  7. Zheng Huang
    Pages 153-164
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 165-192

About this book


This book explores the responses of Chinese English teachers (CETs) and learners to the Native English-Speaking Teacher/Non-Native English-Speaking Teacher (NEST/NNEST) issue by examining the self-perceptions of Chinese English teachers, the perceptions of Chinese learners, and the real practices of the two groups of teachers in the classroom. It reveals how Chinese students’ and teachers’ perceptions are influenced by the combined forces of Chinese traditional culture and globalization, how Chinese English teachers’ classroom practices reflect their perceptions, and how Chinese English teachers struggle to (re)construct their professional identity as English teachers in the dominant ideology and disempowering discourse of native-speakerism. The findings also shed light on the impacts of globalization on Chinese English teachers’ professional identity and provide ways to empower them as English language teaching professionals.
This book wi
ll appeal to a broad readership, including foreign-language teachers – especially NNESTs – around the world, graduate students majoring in sociolinguistics, and scholars of globalization.


Teacher Education Features of NESTs Features of CETs World Englishes Professional Identity Classroom Observation

Authors and affiliations

  • Zheng Huang
    • 1
  1. 1.Shanghai Normal UniversityShanghaiChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Press 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-5283-5
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-5284-2
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