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The Effect of Native Speaker Teachers of English on the Attitudes and Achievement of Learners

Year 2005, Volume 1, Issue 1, 29 - 42, 01.04.2005

Abstract

Teachers are considered to be one of the most crucial elements affecting the success of students learning a foreign language in non-English speaking countries. Native speakers of English were recruited as language teachers all over the non-English speaking world only because of their competency in the language for a long time. But later, it was admitted that being adept in a language doesn’t necessarily make anyone a successful language teacher. Skill in teaching is also very important in native speakers of English as language teachers.  Attitude and motivation are proved to be the determinants of success in EFL learning. Native speaker teachers may also have an effect on the attitudes of learners as representatives of their culture and society. And they may be more advantageous in doing that because they are also more competent in that culture compared to nonnative speakers. The study investigated the effect of native speaker teachers of English on the attitudes and success of EFL learners in Turkish setting.  The results confirm that the learners who are exposed to native speaker teachers of English have more positive attitudes towards target language community and are more successful in English lessons compared to those who are not exposed to any native speaker teachers of English. The results also verify that the attitude of EFL learners towards the target community correlates significantly with their success in language learning.

References

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  • Gardner, R. C., & Lambert, W. E. (1972). _Attitudes and Motivation in Second Language Learning_. Rowley, Mass.:Newbury House.USA.
  • Horwitz, E.K., Horwitz, M. B. and Cope, J. (1986). Foreign language Classroom Anxiety. _Modern Language Journal 70_. 125-132.
  • Jie, Z. (July, 1999). How Can a Chinese teacher of English Succeed in Oral English Classes? _The Internet TESL Journal 5 (7)_. Retrieved from: (http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/articles/Zhou-successfulTeacher.html ).
  • Lee, I. (March, 2000). Can a Nonnative English Speaker Be a Good Teacher? _Tesol Matters 10(1)_. Retrieved from World Wide web: http://www.tesol.org/pubs/articles/tm0002-07.html .
  • Louis, K. G. (1969). _Twenty five centuries of language teaching_. Rowley, Mass: Newbury House publishers. USA.
  • Lukmani, Y. M. (1972). Motivation to learn and Language Proficiency. _Language Learning journal of Applied linguistics 22_. 261-273.
  • Lung, J. (1999). A Local Teacher Views the Native English Teacher Scheme in Hong Kong. _Tesol Matters 9 (4)_. Retrieved from World Wide Web: http://www.tesol.org/assoc/articles/news990604.html .
  • Oller, J. W., & Asakawa, (1977). Attitudes and attained proficiency in ESL. in Gardner, R.C. (1985). The role of attitudes and motivation: _Social psychology and second language learning_ (eds). Baltimore: Edward Arnold Ltd. Maryland, USA.
  • Oller, J. W., & Chihara, T. (1978). Attitudes and attained proficiency in EFL: A sociolinguistic study of adult Japanese speakers. _Language Learning Journal of Applied Linguistics 28_. 55-68.
  • Oller, J. W., Hudson, A., & Liu, P.F. (1977). Attitudes and attained proficiency in ESL: A sociolinguistic study of native speakers of Chinese. _Language Learning Journal of Applied linguistics 27_. 1-27.
  • Pierson, H. D., Fu, G. S., & Lee, S. Y. (1980). An analysis of the relationship between language attitudes and English attainment of secondary students in Hong Kong. _Language Learning Journal of Applied Linguistics. 30 (2)_. Prapphal, K., & Oller, J., W. (1982). Some Factors in Learning English in Thailand. _RELC Journal 13 (2)_. 78-86.
  • Red-Baer, R. (March 1995). English For Communication: Why it isn’t and how it can be? _The Edogawa Women’s Junior College Journal 10_ Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan. Retrieved from the world wide web: http://www.edogawau. ac.jp/robert/eng4com.htm .
  • Salasiah, C., L. (1999). _Language attitudes towards English and Language proficiency in English among Malaysian Students: A Sociolinguistic Study of Penang Island_. The paper presented at the 4th International Conference of CULI. Thailand. Retrieved from World Wide Web: http://www.culi.chula.ac.th/international/ .
  • Samimy, K. K., & Tabuse, M. (1992). Affective Variables and a less commonly taught language: A study in beginning Japanese classes. _Language Learning 42 (3), 377-98.

Year 2005, Volume 1, Issue 1, 29 - 42, 01.04.2005

Abstract

İngilizce konuşulmayan ülkelerde İngilizce öğrenen çocukların başarılarında öğretmen çok önemli unsurlardan birisidir. Uzun zamandan beri İngilizcenin anadil olmadığı ülkelerde anadili İngilizce olan öğretmenler sadece İngiliz dilindeki yeterlilikleri yüzünden büyük işi imkanları bulmuştur. Fakat sonraları, dilde iyi olmanın, herkesi iyi öğretmen yapmadığı kabul edilmiştir. Anadili İngilizce olan öğretmenlerin öğretimdeki becerileri de çok önemlidir. Yabancı dil olarak İngilizce öğreniminde tutum ve motivasyon önemli belirleyicilerdir. Anadili İngilizce olan öğretmenler toplumlarının ve kültürlerinin de temsilcileri oldukları için öğrencilerin tutum ve motivasyonlarında etkili olabilirler. Bu onlar için anadili İngilizce olmayan öğretmenlere kıyasla daha fazla avantaj sağlayabilir. Bu çalışma anadili İngilizce olan EFL öğretmenlerinin İngilizce'yi Türkiye'de yabancı dil olarak öğrenen öğrenciler üzerindeki etkilerini araştırmayı hedeflemektedir. Sonuçlar anadili İngilizce olan dil öğretmenlerinden ders alan öğrencilerin, derslerine hiç anadili İngilizce olan bir dil öğretmeni girmeyen öğrencilerden İngilizce dili ve toplumuna karşı daha pozitif tutumlara sahibi olduğunu ve İngilizce derslerin de daha başarılı olduklarını göstermektedir. Sonuçlar aynı zamanda yabancı dil olarak İngilizce öğrenen öğrencilerin tutumlarıyla başarıları arasındaki ilişkiyi de ortaya koymaktadır.

References

  • Alptekin, C. (1991). A look into the use of native speaker teachers in EFL programs. _TEFL Turkey Reporter 1_. 5-8.
  • Alptekin, C., & Alptekin, M. (1984). The question of culture: EFL teaching in non-EnglishSpeaking countries. _ELT Journal 38_. 14-20.
  • Aida, Y. (1994). Examination of Horwitz, Horwitz and Cope’s construct of foreign language anxiety: The case of students of Japanese. _Modern Language Journal 58_. 2432.
  • Anisfield, M., & Lambert, W. E. (1961). Social and psychological variables in learning Hebrew". _Journal of Abnormal and Social Psychology 63_. 524-29.
  • Ardó Z. (1997).The Very Heart of English? On culture, Language, and the Native Speaker’s Head. _TESL-EJ 1,2 (4) . F1 [-2-].
  • Bedford, R. C. (1970).The Role and Function of the Native Teacher. _English Teaching Forum 8(5)_. 7-11.
  • Berwick, R., & Ross, S. (1989). Motivation after matriculation: Are Japanese learners still alive after examination hell? _JALT Journal 11_. 193-210.
  • Braine, G. (1999). NNS and Invisible Barriers in ELT. Retrieved from NNEST Causus World Wide Web: http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/ f aculty/lkamhis2/NnestCaucus/purpose.html .
  • Feenstra, H. J., & Santos, E. H. (1970). _Aptitude, Attitude and Motivation in second language acquisition: A look at two cultures_. Occasional Paper 5. Manila: Philippine Normal College, Language study center.
  • Ganschow, L., Sparks, R., Anderson, M., Javorshky, O., Skinner, D., and Patton, H. (1994). Differences in language performance among high, average, low anxious college foreign language learners. _Modern Language Journal 78 (1)_. 41-55.
  • Gardner, R. C., & Lambert, W. E. (1959). Motivational variables in second language acquisition. _Canadian Journal of Psychology 13_ 266-72.
  • Gardner, R. C., & Lambert, W. E. (1972). _Attitudes and Motivation in Second Language Learning_. Rowley, Mass.:Newbury House.USA.
  • Horwitz, E.K., Horwitz, M. B. and Cope, J. (1986). Foreign language Classroom Anxiety. _Modern Language Journal 70_. 125-132.
  • Jie, Z. (July, 1999). How Can a Chinese teacher of English Succeed in Oral English Classes? _The Internet TESL Journal 5 (7)_. Retrieved from: (http://www.aitech.ac.jp/~iteslj/articles/Zhou-successfulTeacher.html ).
  • Lee, I. (March, 2000). Can a Nonnative English Speaker Be a Good Teacher? _Tesol Matters 10(1)_. Retrieved from World Wide web: http://www.tesol.org/pubs/articles/tm0002-07.html .
  • Louis, K. G. (1969). _Twenty five centuries of language teaching_. Rowley, Mass: Newbury House publishers. USA.
  • Lukmani, Y. M. (1972). Motivation to learn and Language Proficiency. _Language Learning journal of Applied linguistics 22_. 261-273.
  • Lung, J. (1999). A Local Teacher Views the Native English Teacher Scheme in Hong Kong. _Tesol Matters 9 (4)_. Retrieved from World Wide Web: http://www.tesol.org/assoc/articles/news990604.html .
  • Oller, J. W., & Asakawa, (1977). Attitudes and attained proficiency in ESL. in Gardner, R.C. (1985). The role of attitudes and motivation: _Social psychology and second language learning_ (eds). Baltimore: Edward Arnold Ltd. Maryland, USA.
  • Oller, J. W., & Chihara, T. (1978). Attitudes and attained proficiency in EFL: A sociolinguistic study of adult Japanese speakers. _Language Learning Journal of Applied Linguistics 28_. 55-68.
  • Oller, J. W., Hudson, A., & Liu, P.F. (1977). Attitudes and attained proficiency in ESL: A sociolinguistic study of native speakers of Chinese. _Language Learning Journal of Applied linguistics 27_. 1-27.
  • Pierson, H. D., Fu, G. S., & Lee, S. Y. (1980). An analysis of the relationship between language attitudes and English attainment of secondary students in Hong Kong. _Language Learning Journal of Applied Linguistics. 30 (2)_. Prapphal, K., & Oller, J., W. (1982). Some Factors in Learning English in Thailand. _RELC Journal 13 (2)_. 78-86.
  • Red-Baer, R. (March 1995). English For Communication: Why it isn’t and how it can be? _The Edogawa Women’s Junior College Journal 10_ Edogawa, Tokyo, Japan. Retrieved from the world wide web: http://www.edogawau. ac.jp/robert/eng4com.htm .
  • Salasiah, C., L. (1999). _Language attitudes towards English and Language proficiency in English among Malaysian Students: A Sociolinguistic Study of Penang Island_. The paper presented at the 4th International Conference of CULI. Thailand. Retrieved from World Wide Web: http://www.culi.chula.ac.th/international/ .
  • Samimy, K. K., & Tabuse, M. (1992). Affective Variables and a less commonly taught language: A study in beginning Japanese classes. _Language Learning 42 (3), 377-98.

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Journal Section Articles
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İsmet Şahin This is me

Publication Date April 1, 2005
Published in Issue Year 2005, Volume 1, Issue 1

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APA Şahin, İ. (2005). The Effect of Native Speaker Teachers of English on the Attitudes and Achievement of Learners . Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies , 1 (1) , 29-42 . Retrieved from https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jlls/issue/9921/122805
MLA Şahin, İ. "The Effect of Native Speaker Teachers of English on the Attitudes and Achievement of Learners" . Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 1 (2005 ): 29-42 <https://dergipark.org.tr/en/pub/jlls/issue/9921/122805>
Chicago Şahin, İ. "The Effect of Native Speaker Teachers of English on the Attitudes and Achievement of Learners". Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies 1 (2005 ): 29-42
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IEEE İ. Şahin , "The Effect of Native Speaker Teachers of English on the Attitudes and Achievement of Learners", Journal of Language and Linguistic Studies, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 29-42, Apr. 2005