The Definition of Native Speaker

Native speaker is often supplemented by detailing nondevelopmental characteristics that they share. Stern (1983) claims that native speakers have (a) a subconscious knowledge of rules, (b) an intuitive grasp of meanings, (c) the ability to communicate within social settings, (d) a range of language skills, and (e) creativity of language use. The Encyclopedic Dictionary of Applied […]

Review of a scientific journal: From Practice to Theory and Back Again

American students and German students have different connotations in seeing the word “Auslander” (foreigner) found in a short story taught in a German class. This happens as they have different schemata and frame which are based on their cultural experience. To the former, this term is difficult to define as US consists of citizens from […]

Questioning the ‘International’ of the International Teaching Materials Used in Australian ELICOS Institutions: Journal Review

Teaching foreign language should involve teaching culture ranging from source, target and international culture. This should be reflected in teaching materials including textbooks and workbooks. This research seeks to investigate whether or not the materials presented in the teaching and learning process fulfill the requirement of being international institutions as claimed by English Language Intensive […]

Exploring Culture in Locally Published English Textbooks for Primary Education in Turkey: Journal Review

Many locally published ELT textbooks include local culture overwhelmingly as the effort to strengthen national character building. On the contrary, internationally published ELT textbooks ignore the inclusion of local culture as they are addressed for international market. In the light of English as an international language and to incorporate intercultural competence, ELT textbooks should contain […]