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THE ATTITUDES AND PERCEPTIONS OF TRANSFER STUDENTS TOWARDS NON-NATIVE SPEAKERS ENGLISH LECTURERS

Keywords: Non-native , language teaching , perception , attitude , accent.

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In the field of English Language Teaching (ELT), a vast number of teachers are not native speakers of English. The majority of students worldwide learn English in foreign language (EFL) contexts and consequently, most English teachers work in similar contexts too. These non-native teachers have taught hand in hand with the native speakers for centennial however, research on the students’ in the facets of attitudes and perceptions of their teachers have onlybeen carried out recently. This paper reports on a study conducted which investigated the attitudes and perceptions of transfer students towards their non-native lecturers. The students were queried via a questionnaire and interviews. On the whole, the students had a favorable attitude although some shortcomings were indicated. The reasons for the students’ attitudes and perceptions are discussed.

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