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Thursday, March 9 • 15:00 - 15:30
The Native Speaker Fallacy: International Perspectives

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This presentation explores the longstanding, but contested, belief that native-speaker teachers are intrinsically better than non-native-speaker teachers. A mixed-method study reveals perceptions and experiences on the topic from 200 students and teachers at a Vancouver college and an Abu Dhabi University. Practical ways to challenge current attitudes are provided.

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Sarah Hopkyns

Zayed University, Abu Dhabi
Sarah Hopkyns teaches English at Zayed University, UAE. She is currently completing her PhD at the University of Leicester, focusing on global English and its effect on Emirati cultural identity.

Thursday March 9, 2017 15:00 - 15:30
Salon 1

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