The Representation of a Variety of Speakers in EIL Teaching Materials

It is important that the materials used in class represent both native and non-native speakers, particularly those similar to learners themselves. Such an inclusive representation represents the profile of English users more accurately and helps learners develop a more realistic expectation about their future interlocutors.

Aya Matsuda in Lubna Alsagoff, et. al (2002: p. 175)

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