Title

Lack of Native Speakers not the Problem

Authors

Jan Dormer

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

4-22-2006

Abstract

A recent letter to the editor (The Jakarta Post, April 8, 2006) claimed that "The only way to learn a language is from a native speaker." This is patently untrue, as evidenced by the millions of people all over the world in non-English speaking countries who speak English as a foreign language quite well as a result of having been taught by English teachers who are nonnative English speakers.

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