Books on NNEST issues

NNEST (Volume 2) in The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (2018)

Edited by Ali Fuad Selvi, this encyclopedic work brings together key scholars who are interested in a wide variety of issues concerning marginalization, (in)equity, privilege and discrimination in ELT and professionals therein.

Criticality, Teacher Identity, and (In)equity in English Language Teaching: Issues and Implications (2018)

In this project, Bedrettin Yazan and Nathanael Rudolph generate an insightful volume that apprehends the discursive field of ELT as a site of local-global tension relating to who individuals “are,” and “can” and/or “should” be or become, in and beyond the classroom.

Conceptual Shifts and Contextualized Practices in Education for Glocal Interaction: Issues and Implications (2018)

Edited by Ali Fuad Selvi and Nathanael Rudolph, this book offers conceptual and inquiry-based foundations that allow researchers, teacher educators, and teachers to address inequity in the field of English Language Teaching.

More Than a Native Speaker: An Introduction to Teaching English Abroad (3e) (2017)

In this newly updated third edition, Don Snow and Maxi-Ann Campbell offer valuable tips and resources for teaching in an unfamiliar educational system, working with students of varying ages and skill levels, and adapting to life in a different culture.

Native and Non-Native Teachers in English Language Classrooms: Professional Challenges and Teacher Education (2017)

Juan de Dios Martínez Agudo brings together scholars from various educational contexts with an intention to create a forum of reflection and discussion for all L2 educators.

LETs and NESTs: Voices, views and vignettes (2016)

In an edited volume commissioned and supported by the British Council, Fiona Copland, Sue Garton, and Steve Mann offer a collection of essays written by teachers and academics working and researching in contexts where Native English-Speaking Teachers (NESTs) are employed and work on a daily basis with Local English Teachers (LETs).

(En)Countering Native-speakerism: Global Perspectives (2015)

In this insightful piece, Anne Swan Pamela Aboshiha, and Adrian Holliday join forces and address the issue of native-speakerism through critical qualitative studies of the lived experiences of practising teachers and students in a range of scenarios.

Narrating Their Lives: Examining English Language Teachers' Professional Identities within the Classroom (2013)

In this insightful piece, Lía Kamhi-Stein examines the process of identity construction of classroom teachers so as to make connections between their personal and professional identities and their instructional practices.

Native-Speakerism in Japan Intergroup Dynamics in Foreign Language Education (2013)

Stephanie Ann Houghton and Damian J. Rivers underscore the relative status of native and non-native speaker language teachers within educational institutions around the world and showcase the discriminatory attitudes and practices against to teachers from all backgrounds.

Nonnative Speaker English Teachers - Research, Pedagogy and Professional Growth (2010)

In a single-authored volume on the topic since the inception of the movement, George Braine offers a celebration of its first decade and charts a direction for its growth and development.

The NNEST Lens: Non Native English Speakers in TESOL (2010)

Edited by Ahmar Mahboob, The NNEST Lens invites you to imagine how the field of TESOL and applied linguistics can develop if we use the multilingual, multicultural, and multinational perspectives of a NNEST lens to re-examine our assumptions, practices, and theories in the field.

The Native Speaker Concept: Ethnographic Investigations of Native Speaker Effects (2009)

In this edited volume, Neriko Musha Doerr and her contributors utilize linguistic, anthropological and educational theories to offer analyses of language use and language policy, planning, teaching, as well as investigations of wider effects of language ideology on relations of dominance, and institutional and discursive practices.

Non-Native Language Teachers: Perceptions, Challenges and Contributions to the Profession (2005)

Edited by Enric Llurda, this volume is particularly rich in providing different approaches to the study of non-native teachers: NNS teachers as seen by students, teachers, graduate supervisors, and by themselves.

Learning and Teaching from Experience: Perspectives on Nonnative English-Speaking Professionals (2004)

Edited by Lia Kamhi-Stein, this informative volume is divided into the sections focusing on theoretical underpinnings, research, teacher preparation, and classroom application specific to issues facing NNES professionals.

Non-native Educators in English Language Teaching (1999)

Edited by George Braine, this book provides a forum for language educators from diverse geographical origins and language backgrounds, and presents autobiographical narratives to discuss sociopolitical issues and their implications for teacher education.

The Non-Native Teacher (1994)

In this book, Peter Medgyes examines the differences in teaching attitudes between teachers of English who are native speakers and those who are non-native speakers, and makes a realistic assessment of their respective problems, strengths and weaknesses.

IS Resources

NNEST Interest Section Newsletter aims to update IS members with important issues, trends, and news in the TESOL field and offers a venue for exchanging ideas, experiences, and teaching practices among ESOL professionals within the IS.
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Back Issues

NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 21, No. 1 (2019)
NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 20, No. 1 (2018)
NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 19, No. 2 (2017)
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NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 17, No. 2 (2015)
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NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 16, No. 2 (2014)
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NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 15, No. 1 (2013)
NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 14, No. 2 (2012)
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NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 12, No. 1 (2010)
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NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 11, No. 2 (2010)
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NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 10, No. 2 (2008)
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NNEST Newsletter – Vol. 8, No. 2 (2006)
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Advocacy Groups in TESOL Affiliates


Institutionalized Responses against Discrimination in TESOL

   • 2017 - Press Release Opposing the Discriminatory Use of Term "Native" in Advertisements used for Hiring Language Teachers by the Association of Language Teaching Centres in Andalusia, Spain
   • 2017 - Position Statement Against Discrimination by TESOL Spain
   • 2014 - Position Statement Against Discrimination On The Grounds Of Nationality, Ethnicity or Linguistic Heritage by The Association of British Columbia Teachers of English as an Additional Language (BC TEAL)
   • 2013 - Position Paper Opposing Discrimination against NNESTs and Teachers with “Non-standard” Varieties of English by California TESOL (CATESOL) Organization
   • 2006 - Position Statement Against Discrimination of Nonnative Speakers of English in the Field of TESOL by TESOL International Association
   • 1991 - A TESOL Statement on Non-Native Speakers of English and Hiring Practices by TESOL International Association

Bibliography on NNEST issues

   • NNEST Bibliography by TIRF
   • Multilingually by Ana Wu

Online Advocacy Groups

   • TEFL Equity Advocates
   • Equity Advocates
   • Budapest NNEST


   • TEFL Equity Advocates


   • Suggested response to discriminatory job ads by George Braine
   • NNEST IS Convention Booklet @ TESOL'15
   • NNEST IS Convention Booklet @ TESOL'14

External Links

   • NNEST on Wikipedia
   • World Englishes on Facebook
   • International Association for World Englishes (IAWE)
   • FLC Group
   • English as a Lingua Franca on Wikipedia
   • English as a Lingua Franca Group on Facebook
   • English as a Lingua Franca Teacher Education Group on Facebook
   • English as an International Lingua Franca in Education by Nicos Sifakis
   • International English on Wikipedia