Native Speakers Aren’t Better – So Don’t Believe It.

This is a reblog from ‘The Best Ticher’.

When I started this blog, I foolishly assumed that I was writing for an audience like my younger self: British (or perhaps American), relatively young (maybe one or two years out of university) who…

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2 thoughts on “Native Speakers Aren’t Better – So Don’t Believe It.

    • Very good piece! As a teacher of English and German, I know the situation from both perspectives.
      Trying to do grassroots work on the German side – encouraging my colleagues to teach higher levels (most of them won’t go higher than B2) and giving them confidence about their language skills. C1 or C2 are not for NS only, one just needs a good teacher.
      On the English side, I’m applying at the mo. With a MEd, CELTA and 6yrs of English teaching (Business, General, Exams, ESP, YL) I think the non-coming replies are down to me being German.
      More related to your article, I think your tips are very good. I did the CAE and the CPE, and especially the latter was a great confidence booster. On top of that, once I had read several English books without having to resort to a dictionary, well … great feeling.
      So, thanks for writing this post! Kristina

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